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Louis Carr

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 41, Louis Carr comes from Gateshead-on-Tyne, and is a motorcycle mechanic. He turned "International" in 1954, having ridden in the Clubman's T.T. and the Manx Grand Prix.

He began racing in 1936, and from then until the outbreak of war rode in grass track events. His first road race was the 1950 Clubman's "1000," in which he finished fifth on a Vincent "Rapide." He rode a Triumph "Tiger 100" in the 1952 Senior Manx, finishing 23rd and winning a silver replica, and improved upon this a year later, being 18th in the same race.

In the 1956 Senior T.T. he had quite a good ride finishing 27th at 85.34 on his G.45 Matchless. In 1957 he was 18th in the Junior at 85.84 m.p.h. (Silver Replica) and 36th in the Senior (Bronze). He also has done quite a lot of short circuit racing and has scored first, seconds and thirds at Charterhall, Scarborough, Silverstone and Thruxton. Last year he was 34th in the Junior T.T. at 85.81 m.p.h, winning a Silver replica and shortly afterwards riding with Derek Powell, he was third on a B.S.A. in the Thruxton "500". At Cattarick three weeks later he was second in the 350 c.c. race, and he wound up the season by winning the 12 lap 350 c.c. race at Scarbouragh on 18th September. He is entered for both this year's races by Huxhams, of Parkstone. Hobby: "Reading the T.T. Special." (TT Special, 13 June 1960, p.16.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1966 Junior TTRAermacchi
1965 Senior TTRNorton
1964 Senior TTRMatchless
1963 Senior TT182:28:25.2091.53Matchless
1962 Senior TT192:32:39.8088.99Matchless
1962 Junior TTRAJS
1961 Senior TT312:35:15.0087.5AJS
1961 Junior TT232:33:23.2088.56AJS
1960 Senior TTRMatchless
1960 Junior TT272:35:59.2087.09AJS
1959 Senior TTRNorton
1959 Junior TT343:04:41.6085.81AJS
1958 Senior TT363:05:27.4085.46Norton
1958 Junior TT213:01:48.6087.17AJS
1957 Senior TT213:27:32.8087.26Matchless
1957 Junior TT183:04:38.4085.84AJS
1956 Senior TT273:05:43.2085.34Matchless
1955 Senior TTRNorton
1954 Senior TTRMatchless
1953 Senior MGP182:47:01.0081.33Triumph
1952 Senior MGP232:48:02.0080.84Triumph
1952 Clubman Senior TT412:05:53.0071.94Norton
1951 Clubman Junior TTRBSA
1950 Clubman 1000 TT52:07:40.6070.94HRD

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