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Jack Sparrow

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mount: Lightweight – Excelsior

Age 33, depot manager at a motor-cycle agency in Shrewsbury. Jack Sparrow rode at short circuit meetings before the war, including Park Hall, Oswestry, and Donington Park. Although he is no newcomer to the T.T., he has ridden in the “Manx” and finished thirteenth in 1948 Lightweight race. Hobbies: “Looking after motor-cyclists’ interests in Shrewsbury.

His Excelsior is a genuine 1939 “works” machine with spring frame and B.R.B.R. motor, and has been used with some success since 1946 by Harold Kirby. Jack has brought it up-to-date with cone hubs, and modified oiling, rocker gear, etc.

He is his own entrant.
(TT Special, 6 June 1951, p.8.)

Competed in

1955 Junior TTRAJS
1954 Lightweight TT161:41:38.0066.83Excelsior
1953 Lightweight TTRExcelsior
1952 Lightweight TT212:20:55.0064.27Excelsior
1951 Lightweight TT152:37:15.0057.59Excelsior
1948 Lightweight MGPRExcelsior


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