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Maurice Quincey

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Junior - Norton
Senior - Norton

Age 26, Maurice Quincey is a motor-cycle agent, from Ascot Vale, Melbourne.

He began racing in 1947, at the age of 17, and before his 21st birthday he had won his first Australian title. Since then he has competed throughout the Common-wealth with outstanding success, winning 23 State Championships between 1950 and ’53. He has been Australian Champion in various classes during the last few years as follows: 1950, Junior and Senior; 1951, Junior; 1952, 125 c.c., Senior and Unlimited c.c.; 1953, Junior, Senior and Unlimited.

Though most of his successes have been gained with Norton machines in the larger capacity classes, he has also won many races on a very fast Walsh-tuned B.S.A Bantam. Arriving in Europe early last year, he set off for some pre-T.T. racing on the Continent, and in the Grand Prix de la Sarre, a few weeks later, he was second in the 350 c.c. race, which was run off in dismal weather conditions.

He retired early in the 1954 Junior T.T., but put up a fine performance in the Senior race, claiming tenth place and a Silver Replica. Other successes in Europe included fourth places in the 350 c.c. Ulster and German Grands Prix, and in the 500 c.c. class of the Ulster. At the Noris-ring races in Germany he came second in the 500 c.c. class.

In Australia earlier this year he was placed second to Geoff Duke in several races and was winner of the Victorian Junior Grand Prix (He retired in the Senior race after making a record lap). A little while later he scored a brilliant “double”, winning both 350 c.c. and 500 c.c. classes of the Victoria T.T.

Maurice gives “Football - under Australian rules” as his hobby. (That foxes us, chum; are you allowed to carry the ball in a pouch, or something?).
(TT Special, 10 June 1955, p.19.)

Nationality: Australian

Competed in

1955 Senior TTRNorton
1955 Junior TT52:55:42.0090.2Norton
1954 Senior TT101:51:07.0081.5Norton
1954 Junior TTRNorton


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Saturday my brother & I as small boys, would hop on a tram to Maurie's place and go to Tracey's Speedway. I have no idea how my brother knew him and his wife. He had a new holden ute and was fun going with him. - John Baker Report this