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Archie Fenn

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Junior - Norton
125 c.c. - Mondial
Senior - Norton

Age 36, A. A. Fenn comes from Findern, Derby, and has a motor-cycle business at Burton-on-Trent. He has several rides over the Island course. Gaining a replica in the 1947 Junior Manx Grand Prix, he turned “International” in 1948 and finished 19th in the Senior T.T., to win a first-class replica at the first time of asking. He won a second-class replica in both the Senior and Junior T.T. races of 1949. Business prevented him racing in 1950 but on his return to the Island last year he won a second-class replica in the Senior T.T., finishing 24th at an average speed of 80.20 m.p.h.

Hobby: gardening
(TT Special, 9 June 1952, p.11.)

Junior - Norton
Senior - Norton

Age 35, A. A. Fenn comes from Findern, near Derby, and has a motorcycle business at Burton-on-Trent, which appropriately is next door to a good “Bass” house!

He has ridden several times before in the Island, gaining a replica in the 1947 Junior Manx Grand Prix and turning “International” in 1948, finished 19th in the Senior gaining a first class replica. He won second class replicas in 1949, finishing 52nd in the Junior and 27th in the Senior. He did not ride in 1950, being too busy getting his business going. He has also competed at Short Circuit events and gained a third place in the 1,000cc class at Eppynt in 1948.

Hobbies: Gardening and rearing a future TT rider! He is entered by his firm.
(TT Special, 4 June 1951, p.12.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1953 Ultra Lightweight TT71:41:20.0067.03Mondial
1953 Senior TTRNorton
1953 Lightweight TTRRudge
1952 Senior TTRNorton
1952 Junior TT243:18:58.0079.65Norton
1951 Senior TT243:17:37.2080.2Norton
1951 Junior TTRNorton
1949 Senior TT273:29:15.2075.74Norton
1949 Junior TT523:32:54.6074.44AJS
1948 Senior TT193:39:17.2072.27Norton
1948 Junior TTRNorton
1947 Junior MGP303:18:24.0068.48Norton

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