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Motorcycle Racing UK in the 1920s & 30s
I've registered with your forum to post an enquiry about information and collectors items such as medals and press clippings relating to my father who raced in the 1920s and 30s - I have no idea where to start looking - I know that he raced motorbikes Chater Leas and Nortons - in sand racing events mostly around Southport, and other popular venues, and raced with Jack Carr, who I met once as a little boy. He also raced in the TT - not sure what year - but came off in the trials) I have always had a couple of photos of him, and an Ogdens cigarette card with his picture on. He never talked much about it all - probably from fear of me getting into bikes and getting injured I suppose, plus he was a quite man who didn't like fuss. He died 4 years ago and I just discovered that a number of medals were sold by my mother a few years ago - I'd always been told they'd been given to a cousin before I was born and now feel that I want to chase them up and collect them for my own children.
I'm hoping to put a website together to document his racing and other related information - ie photos of events and listings of the races over the country.
If you know of anyone who may have the medals in a collection - or people/places to enquire I would much appreciate it
Ogdens 100 Mile Race
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