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Morrie Lowe

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mounts: Junior - B.S.A.
Senior - Triumph

Age 23, Morris Low is an autoelectrician and is yet another of the strong Dominions representation in this year's races, for his home is in Tauranga, New Zealand.

He began racing in 1949, but says that he has had little success until recently - very recently, in fact, for in the North-West '200' he was fourth on a B.S.A. in the 500 c.c. class; he was the first private owner to finish, only two seconds behind Jack Brett, and collected both the 'Open to all' and the 500 c.c. Handicap awards for his fine performance.

Back home he has taken part in scrambles and also in Speedway racing; he was the 1951/2 Western Springs Junior Speedway Champion. Hobby - Rugby Football.
(TT Special, 8 June 1955, p.10.)

Nationality: New Zealander

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1963 Ultra Lightweight TT181:29:30.2075.89Bultaco
1963 Senior TT122:24:07.0094.26Matchless
1963 Lightweight TTRBultaco
1963 Junior TT72:35:38.4087.28AJS
1955 Senior TTRTriumph
1955 Junior TTRBSA

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Morrie was my grandfather. If anyone has info about or photogrphs of him I'd be grateful to receive it - Aaron Bennett Report this

I met Morrie when I was around 18 years old when I came across a lock up he was renting off the Shepherds Bush Road, London. If I remember it was 1963 prior to the TT and he was preparing a AJS 7R. member preparing an AJS 500. - Keith Meadows Report this

I met Morrie when I was around 18 years old when I came across a lock up he was renting off the Shepherds Bush Road, London. If I remember it was 1963 prior to the TT and he was preparing an AJS 7R. I was building my own BSA God Star for racing and he was great to talk to. He shared drinking a bottle of cider with me. I was so shocked to read of his death later in MC News. - Keith Meadows Report this