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Stan Nightingale

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 30, Stanley Nightingale is a commercial vehicle builder, and comes from Heaton Norris, Stockport. He has raced at most short circuits in England with, as he says, "minor successes."

The 1959 Sidecar race was Stanley's first T.T., and he came home 17th in it at 61.54 m.p.h.— with a Finisher's Award, of course. Soon after the T.T. he collected a couple of "thirds" in Sidecar races at Catterick and Aintree, and in April, 1960 won two Sidecar races at Rhydymwyn. He rode a Norton in the Sidecar T.T. but had to retire on the last lap. He then scored firsts, seconds and thirds at various short circuit meetings and last April won the Sidecar race at Rhydymwyn. (TT Special, 16 June 1961, p. 6)

Competed in

1969 Sidecar 750 TTRNorton
1969 Sidecar 500 TTRNorton
1968 Sidecar 750 TTRBSA
1967 Sidecar TTRNorton
1966 Sidecar TTRNorton
1965 Sidecar TT261:43:15.2065.78Triumph
1963 Sidecar TTRNorton
1961 Sidecar TTRBSA
1960 Sidecar TTRNorton
1959 Sidecar TT1761.54Norton


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