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Ken Swallow

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Junior - A.J.S
Senior - Matchless

Age 32, Ken Swallow has had Grand Prix rides, finishing four times. A representative from Brockholes, near Huddersfield, he has also competed at Scarborough, Cadwell Park, Brough, Dunholme and Esholt. Of 1952 Ken said “This appears to be my lucky year - I have been given two sponsored rides by two 100 per cent, sportsmen, after six hard gruelling years struggling against time and expense in the Manx Grand Prix.”

And he didn’t do too badly either. He didn’t finish high up, but he did finish - 33rd in the Junior on an A.J.S. at 78.29 m.p.h. and 22nd in the Senior on a Norton at 83.29 , with a couple of bronze replicas. Luck deserted him in 1953, for he was a non-finisher in both Junior and Senior races, but last year he did manage to finish in both - 48th in the Junior and 47th in the Senior.
(TT Special, 10 June 1955, p.22.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1955 Senior TT433:13:15.0082.01Matchless
1955 Junior TT443:22:36.0078.22AJS
1954 Senior TT472:05:12.0072.33Matchless
1954 Junior TT482:24:15.0078.48Norton
1953 Senior TTRAJS
1953 Junior TTRAJS
1952 Senior TT223:10:17.0083.29Norton
1952 Junior TT333:22:25.0078.29AJS
1951 Senior MGPR0Norton
1951 Junior MGP533:26:51.0065.57Norton
1950 Junior MGPRNorton
1949 Junior MGP413:07:18.0072.53Norton
1948 Junior MGP433:16:20.0069.19Norton
1947 Senior MGP313:23:11.0066.87Norton
1947 Junior MGPRNorton
1946 Junior MGPRNorton

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