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Phil Carter

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Junior – Norton
Senior – Norton
Lightweight – R.D.S.

Age 27, Phil Carter is a motor cycle dealer and comes from Northwich in Cheshire. He has been consistently successful in scrambles and trials and has raced at many short circuits including Dunholme and Silverstone. He first rode in the Island in 1948 when he finished 27th in the Senior Clubman’s. He was fourth in the same event the next year. Then in 1950 he won the race on a Norton at the average speed of 75.60 m.p.h.

Turning to the T.T.1951, he rode a Norton in the Senior but was out of luck and was a non-finisher.

He was again Norton mounted in both 1952 Junior and Senior races – and finished tenth in each of them collecting two Silver Replicas. He averaged 82.42 m.p.h. in the Junior and 86.35 in the Senior.

In 1953 he was ninth in the Junior race at 82.28 m.p.h. on an A.J.S. winning a silver replica and 24th on a Matchless in the Senior for which he was awarded a bronze replica.

His 1954 successes included the Blandford lap record, a double victory at Oulton Park, a win in the 350 c.c. race at Scarborough and premier award in the Picton Cup Trial. In the T.T. races he won two more Silver Replicas, finishing 14th in the Junior Race and 16th in the Senior.

Phil had a variety of mounts for the 1955 T.T. and was 11th on an A.J.S. in the Junior race, for the 250 c.c. event he rode a ‘cut down’ Norton and went well to finish fourth.

This year he is entered by Reg Dearden of Manchester.
(TT Special, 4 June 1956, p.11.)

Junior - Norton
Senior - Norton

Age 24, Phillip Carter is an agricultural engineer and comes from Northwich in Cheshire. He has been consistently successful in scrambles and trials, and has raced at many short circuits, including Dunholme and Silverstone. He first rode in the Island in 1948 when he finished 27th in the Senior Clubman’s. He was fourth in the same event the next year and then in 1950 he won the race on a Norton at the average speed of 75.60 m.p.h.

In the Senior Manx Grand Prix of 1949 he finished nineteenth. In 1950 he rode in both “Manx “ events, to finish 47th in the Junior and 14th in the Senior, winning a replica in the latter.

Turning to the T.T. in 1951, he rode a Norton in the Senior but was out of luck and was a non-finisher.
(TT Special, 9 June 1952, p.9.)

Age 22; an agricultural tractor engineer, of Northwich, Cheshire. Has ridden at Dunholme, Silverstone, etc., and has won numerous awards in trials and scrambles. First rode in Clubman’s Senior in 1948, when he finished 27th; in the same event last year, however, he was fourth at 75.69 m.p.h. He always rides a Norton, and his machine for this year is the same model on which he ran fourth last year.

Entered by Winsford & D.M.C.
(TT Special, 7 June 1950, p.15.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1956 Senior TT192:59:26.0088.32Norton
1956 Lightweight TT71:35:26.2061.06RDS
1956 Junior TT163:12:41.2082.25Norton
1955 Senior TTRMatchless
1955 Lightweight TT71:37:05.8060.01Norton
1955 Junior TT113:03:04.6086.56AJS
1954 Senior TT161:54:06.2079.37Norton
1954 Junior TT142:13:24.0084.86Norton
1953 Senior TT243:13:47.4081.78Matchless
1953 Junior TT93:08:02.6084.28AJS
1952 Senior TT103:03:31.8086.35Norton
1952 Junior TT103:12:16.6082.42Norton
1951 Senior TTRNorton
1950 Senior MGP142:55:21.0077.48Norton
1950 Junior MGP473:22:48.0066.99Norton
1950 Clubman Senior TT11:59:50.4075.6Norton
1949 Senior MGP192:59:08.0075.84Norton
1949 Clubman Senior TT41:29:43.2075.6Norton
1948 Clubman Senior TT272:26:52.2061.67Norton

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