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Syd 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)

Mounts: Junior – A.J.S.
Senior – Triumph.

Age 41, partner in Anderton Bros., motor-cycle agents, of Bolton. His first success was in 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 1948 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.

Turned “international” last year and rode an A.J.S. in the Junior and a Triumph in the Senior; finished 41st in the Junior (first-class replica) at 75.95 m.p.h., but in the Senior, after going well for finished fifth on an Excelsior.

Hobbies: Cine-photography, golf and flying; completed 1.600 hours as ferry pilot during the war on single, twin and four engine aircraft.
(TT Special, 5 June 1950, p.17.)

Junior - A.J.S.
Senior - Norton

Age 43, a war time ferry-pilot and a partner in the Bolton motor-cycle agents of Anderton Bros., Syd Anderton has successes dating back to 1932, when he won the Southport Gold Star. I.o.M. first saw him in 1937, and then in 1948 he took two Manx replicas after riding an A.J.S. into eleventh position in the Junior and finishing seventeenth in the Senior on a Triumph.

Nineteen-forty-nine saw him as an “international” and 41st position on an A.J.S., in the Junior gave him a first-class replica, at the first time of asking – speed 75.95 m.p.h. Junior and Senior placings followed in the 1950 T.T. – 30th on a Junior A.J.S. (77.68 m.p.h.) and 47th on a Senior Triumph (75.74 m.p.h.). The same year also gave him second place in the Ulster Grand Prix 350 class handicap, with an average of 83 m.p.h. , and seventh place in 350 North West “200”. In the 350 class of last year’s U.G.P. he averaged 86 m.p.h., to finish eleventh.

Hobbies: flying (1,600 hours ferry piloting during the war on single, twin and four-engined aircraft), cine-photography and golf.

He is entered by Anderton Bros. with a 1952 Norton and the 7R A.J.S., which he used last year.
(TT Special, 9 June 1952, p.6.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
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