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Charlie Howkins

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 49; stated occupation “pensioner”. Rode in trials and grass track events as far back as 1920 and has competed in both the 1,000 c.c. Clubman’s T.T.’s up to date. Fell off at Keppel Gate in 1948 and finished fourth last year on an Ariel square four. Machine, 1949 Vincent H.R.D. Series C.

Hobbies: “beer, baccy, crumpeteering and watching other characters win races”.

Entered by Leamington Victory M.C.C.
(TT Special, 7 June 1950, p.15.)

Age 48; "Independent (more or less)"; comes from Rugby; really one of the old school, having ridden in grass track races as far back as 1922. Hobbies, gardening, rifle shooting and flying; has owned 103 motor-cycles since 1916 and says "there is no fun like motor-cycling"; rode a 1,000 c.c. Ariel in last year's Clubman's but "cast himself off at Keppel on the first lap due to lack of experience and over-exuberance." Machine: 1949 1,000 c.c. Ariel.
(TT Special, 15 June 1949)

Competed in

1950 Clubman 1000 TTRVincent HRD
1949 Clubman 1000 TT41:43:33.4065.61Ariel
1948 Clubman Senior TTRAriel


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