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Frank Reynolds

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 26. Francis Reynolds is a motor cycle dealer from Middlesbrough. He entered the 1957 350 c.c. Newcomers' race, but crashed at Windy Corner on the fast morning's practice and was a non-starter in the race itself. In the 1958 Junior Manx Grand Prix he retired owing to mechanical trouble, but in 1959 he finished 18th in the Junior, winning a replica. Lastt year he retired in the Junior, but came home 15th in the Senior, at 88.28 m.p.h., with another "Rep." Francis tells us that his Norton is an ex-Dave Chadwick machine, prepared by Reg Dearden, and that his Ajay is the 1960 model which he rode in last year's Junior Manx, and which has not been raced since. For this year the valve spring mountings been modified.
(TT Special, 7 September 1961, p.12).

Competed in

1963 Senior TTRNorton
1963 Junior TTRNorton
1962 Senior TT292:43:10.6083.25Norton
1962 Junior TTRAJS
1961 Senior MGPRNorton
1961 Junior MGP12:47:08.0081.28AJS
1960 Senior MGP152:33:53.0088.28AJS
1960 Junior MGPRAJS
1959 Junior MGP162:38:33.0085.68Norton
1958 Junior MGPRNorton


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Frank Reynolds was a Legend in Middlesbrough. He was a lovely down to earth man, who would stop and talk to anybody. He loved his pint of beer at his local, and was a dedicated motorcycle mechanic at his Yew Street Garage. He was known for fine wheelbuilding, and never had a wrong word to say about anybody. Sadly, Frank departed from this earth about 10 years, ago, following a severe bout of pneumonia. I have missed him ever since, and his loss is also a great loss to the Motorcycle world, and Middlesbrough. - Gary Millar Report this

My dad was pals with frank as he called him he used to recall some crazy stories about when they were younger around the borough, when I left school I went to work for frank but he frightened the bejesus out of me ! I didn’t last the week and I trained as an electrician . My dad was called Malcom Taylor - Darrentaylor Report this

My dad was good mates with frank always out on bikes together ...gentleman and a legend - Andy robinson Report this