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Stanley Woods aboard machine number 30, 1935 Senior TT (Tourist Trophy)

Date(s): 1935

Scope & Content: Stanley Woods at Governor’s Bridge in the 1935 Senior Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) race, which he won.

Stanley Woods was born in Dublin in 1903. He was the most successful pre-war rider and the first rider to achieve the distinction of 10 TT wins.

Woods rode in 37 TT races between 1922 and 1939, starting on Cotton motorcycles and then becoming one of the Norton factory Dream Team which dominated the early 1930s TTs. A successful professional rider, Woods moved to rival factory teams who could offer the most competitive machines such as Moto Guzzi and Velocette.

In the 1935 Senior TT race, as the Moto Guzzi pit attendants made preparations for Woods to refuel at the end of the penultimate lap, the Norton pit crew signalled to Guthrie to ease the pace on the last lap. Woods went straight through the TT Grandstand area without stopping at the pits and set a new overall lap record of 26 minutes and 10 seconds at an average speed of 86.53mph, winning the race.

Language: eng

Item name: photograph

Collection: Photographic Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: PG/0329/12

Subject tags : #TT&MOTORSPORT


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