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Max Klein

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mounts: Junior – A.J.S.
Senior – Norton

Max Klein is 41 years of age and is a partner in Banks of Harringay, London.

He rode at Brooklands before the war and was ‘gold starred’ in 1937. In 1947 he competed in both Junior and Senior Manx Grand Prix Races, finishing in the Junior but crashing at Glen Helen in the Senior. In 1948 he turned “International” and finished 21st in the Senior T.T. at 71.2 m.p.h, just missing a replica. In 1949 he had an even worse run of luck; his entry for the Senior Race was returned, but his Junior entry on a Velocette was accepted. Unfortunately, however, he fell off at the Gooseneck in practice and broke his left wrist, so was a non-starter.

He rode an A.J.S. in the 1950 Junior T.T. and finished 53rd at a speed of 73.94 m.p.h. qualifying for a second-class replica, but in the Senior he retired in the third lap. He won the 350 class Handicap in the Ulster and was placed in one or two Short Circuit events.

Hobby; Riding a sidecar outfit in trials.

He is entered in the Junior on last year's A.J.S. by Banks, of Harringay, and in the Senior, on a new-type Norton, by J. Thomson and Son Ltd., of South Croydon.
(TT Special, 6 June 1951, p.12.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1951 Senior TT303:23:29.0077.88AJS
1951 Junior TT483:24:14.0077.6AJS
1950 Senior TTRNorton
1950 Junior TT533:34:21.0073.94AJS
1948 Senior TT213:42:34.4071.2Norton
1948 Junior TT403:56:25.4067.03Norton
1947 Senior MGPRNorton
1947 Junior MGP453:26:02.0065.84Norton
1946 Senior MGPRAriel
1946 Junior MGPRNorton

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