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Bert Fruin

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 49, Herbert Fruin is a motor cycle shop proprietor, and comes from Hillingdon, Middlesex. An interesting point in connection with his early racing experience is that he took part in speedway racing at Greenford, Middlesex in 1929 - using a blet driven B.R.S. model Norton!
In 1954 he rode an E.M.C. in the 125 c.c. T.T. race, but failed to finish the course, being over-taken by the "Roads Open" car on the final lap, and he was again a last lap retirement in the 125 c.c. race of 1955.
Good fortune in T.T. races has so far escaped him. In the 1956 25 c.c. event, on his fourth lap, engine trouble developed and he retired, and in the same event in 1957 he retired on the ninth lap, whilst in 1958 he retired on the fifth and in 1959 in the eighth.
His machine for this year's 125 c.c. race has an O.H.C. twin cylinder engine, built by himself. Bert descrbes his hobby as "Dance Bands." (TT Special, 12 June 1961, p. 26)

Competed in

1963 50 TTRDartela
1962 50 TTR2:02:25.00Dartela
1959 Ultra Lightweight TTRFruin spl
1958 Ultra Lightweight TTRFruin spl
1957 Ultra Lightweight TTRFruin spl
1956 Ultra Lightweight TTRFruin spl
1955 Ultra Lightweight TTRPuch
1954 Ultra Lightweight TTRPuch


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