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Harry Plews

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 44, Harry Plews, from Horsforth, near Leeds, is a decorator by trade and served with the Royal Signals during the War, being a member of the winning team in the Northern Ireland Army Trials. Harry has held a licence since 1927, and from 1935 to 1939 rode in grass tracks and trials, taking to road racing in 1950; he has competed in six Clubman's races, finishing ninth, fifth, sixth, 24th, sixth again and 32nd. In his three Manx Grand Prix races he was 21st, 18th and 13th.

He was 28th in the 1955 Junior TT (Silver Replica) and 28th again in the 350 cc Ulster of the same year. His 1956 score in the Isle of Man was 17th in the Senior TT and 21st in the Junior. His respective speeds were 88.69 and 80.67 mph which won him two Silver Replicas. Last year he finished 44th in the Junior (Bronze Replica), but retired in the third lap of the Senior. Harry is entered for both events by Bill Bancroft, of Horsforth.

(TT Special, Friday, June 06, 1958, p22)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1959 Senior TTRAJS
1959 Junior TT383:07:31.6084.51AJS
1958 Senior TT302:59:58.8088.05Norton
1958 Junior TT383:11:11.2082.9Norton
1957 Senior TTRNorton
1957 Junior TT443:16:41.0080.58AJS
1956 Senior TT172:58:41.2088.69Norton
1956 Junior TT213:16:28.4080.67Norton
1955 Senior TTRNorton
1955 Junior TT283:10:50.8083.45AJS
1953 Senior MGP132:40:45.0084.5Norton
1953 Junior MGP182:51:35.0079.17BSA
1953 Clubman Senior TT61:23:24.0081.44Norton
1953 Clubman Junior TT242:00:06.0075.4BSA
1952 Clubman Senior TT322:03:13.0073.5Norton
1952 Clubman Junior TT61:57:45.2076.92Norton
1951 Junior MGP213:05:19.0073.3Norton
1951 Clubman Senior TT51:55:36.2078.34Norton
1950 Clubman Senior TT92:07:23.0071.09Norton

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