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Eric Houseley

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mounts: Junior—A.J.S.
Lightweight—Velocette
Senior—A.J.S.

Age 25, Eric Houseley is a motor mechanic and comes from Clay Cross, near Chesterfield.

Last year was his first “go” at the International T.T., but he had already ridden several times over the T.T. course. In 1951 he rode a B.S.A in the Junior Clubman’s T.T., but retired on the first lap. In the Senior Manx, three months later, he was again unfortunate, retiring on the fourth lap.

He came into prominence in the 1952 Junior Clubman’s when, on his B.S.A., he led the race from the start and won at the record speed of 78.92 m.p.h. In the Senior Clubman’s race, however, he retired on the second lap. He rode Nortons in both Junior and Senior Manx Grands Prix in 1952, retiring in the former but coming home tenth in the Senior, with a replica, at 85.40 m.p.h.

Last year he rode Nortons in three of the four T.T. races, retiring in both Lightweight and Junior events, but finishing 13th in the Senior.
(TT Special, 16 June 1954, p.17.)

Age 21; motor mechanic, of Clay Cross, Nr. Chesterfield. Has had two seasons of scrambles and grass track events, with a fair degree of success. Machine, B.S.A. Gold Star.

Entered by Chesterfield and D.M.C.C.
(TT Special, 7 June 1950, p.19.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1954 Senior TTRAJS
1954 Lightweight TT81:28:00.4077.17Velocette
1954 Junior TT92:12:12.6085.62AJS
1953 Senior TT133:07:22.8084.58Norton
1953 Lightweight TTRNorton
1953 Junior TTRNorton
1952 Senior MGP102:39:04.0085.04Norton
1952 Junior MGPR0Norton
1952 Clubman Senior TTRTriumph
1952 Clubman Junior TT11:54:45.2078.92BSA
1951 Senior MGPR0BSA
1951 Clubman Junior TTRBSA
1950 Clubman Junior TT172:09:43.0069.82BSA

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