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Syl Anderton

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 40; partner in Anderton Bros., motor-cycle agents, of Bolton. His first success was in the 1932, when he won the Southport Gold Star on an A.J.S. at 100.76 m.p.h. Competed in the 1937 "Manx" and finished, riding in the same event again in 1947, when he also completed the course. Won replicas in both last year's Junior and Senior M.G.P.s, finishing eleventh on an A.J.S. in the Junior and seventeenth on a Triumph in the Senior.
His mount for this year's Junior is a standard 7R A.J.S. and his G.P. Triumph is also standard except for minor modifications such as a home-made rear seat, light alloy carburetters and an oil-filler on the left side.
Hobbies: Cine-photography, golf and flying; completed 1,600 hours as ferry pilot during the war on single, twin and four engined aircraft.
(TT Special, 13 June 1949)

Competed in

1952 Senior TT233:10:56.0083Norton
1952 Junior TT303:21:11.0078.77AJS
1951 Senior TT173:15:17.2081.15Norton
1951 Junior TT263:16:23.6080.69AJS
1950 Senior TT473:29:14.0075.74Triumph
1950 Junior TT303:24:01.4077.68AJS
1949 Senior TTRTriumph
1949 Junior TT413:28:38.6075.96AJS
1948 Senior MGP173:04:49.0073.49Triumph
1948 Junior MGP113:01:00.0075.05AJS
1947 Senior MGP263:19:06.0068.24Triumph
1937 Senior MGP243:23:24.0066.8Norton


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Syl was my Uncle and I have fond memories of him. My father James Anderton was his partner in Anderton Bros motocycles of Bolton. - Paul Anderton Report this