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Poster promoting the endurance feat of [Harold Rowell] completing more than 27 laps of the TT course 1,023 miles) in one day on a scooter

Date(s): 1950s

Creator(s): unknown

Scope & Content: Handmade poster on board with three black and white photographs of scooter rider [Harold Rowell] in action and caption underneath, 'One rider. 1023 miles in one day. More than 27 laps of the TT course at an average speed of 42.45 miles per hour'

Yellow and white lettering on blue background.

Former Manx Grand Prix ride,Harold Rowell completed 24 hours circuiting of the T.T. Course on a 175 c.c. Series 2 Lambretta covering a distance of 1,023.5 miles without a relief driver and stopping only for fuel and food, and became the first man, riding solo, to cover L000 miles of the T.T. Course on a scooter.

Rowell maintained an average of 42.5 m.p.h. throughout the 24-hour run.

Green Final, October 17 1959.

Language: eng

Extent: 37.5 x 50.5 cm

Item name: poster

Collection: Print & Poster Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: P.6419

Subject tags : #TT&MOTORSPORT


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