James and Lucy interview with Frank Brackett 23/05/12. Frank was born in East London in 1929. Boxing was a massive part of Frank’s life, he boxed professionally. Frank knew and boxed with Muhammad Ali, the most famous boxer in sporting history.
Boxing was a massive part of Frank’s life, he boxed professionally.
Frank knew and boxed with Muhammad Ali, the most famous boxer in sporting history.
He also remembers driving Muhammad Ali, picking him up from Basildon as he was having trouble walking.
Frank boxed with Freddie Mills, the World light heavy weight. He also remembers boxing events with the infamous Reggie Kray.
When he was younger, Frank also loved rally racing and cars have been a passion all his life.
He was friends with the Moss family, particularly Pat moss, who’s brother was the world famous Stirling Moss.
Stirling moss was a legendary racer. He was born in the same year as Frank, and his dad is also Franks dentist.
Frank worked as a double glazing window fitter and yet again managed to bump into some very famous celebrities
He once fitted windows for the singer Rod Stewart, and even managed to do some work for the famous actor, Paul Newman.
Frank has a brother and a sister, His brother is called Nobby and his sister is called Gladys. He has one daughter, called Linda.
Frank is passionate about his cars, since being a rally racing driver.
He still enjoys sports cars and drives a convertible Mercedes.
He once owned 3 sports cars and has a scrap book, filled with pictures, of his cars throughout his life.