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Les R. Archer

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mounts: Junior – Velocette
Senior – Norton

Age 21, an engineer, of Aldershot, now temporarily in the army, Leslie Archer is the son of Les Archer senior, the famous “Aldershot Flyer.” On leaving school Les junior at once began to carry on the family tradition with considerable enthusiasm and a promising degree of success.

After competing in many scrambles, etc., he rode a Velocette in the first Clubman’s Lightweight of 1947 and finished third at 63.73 m.p.h., approximately 2 ½ minutes behind the winner, Bill McVeigh.

Later in the season he was a non-starter in the T.T. but he rode in many short circuit events and was usually in the picture. He is entered for both events by Archer and Sons, of Aldershot.
(TT Special, 5 June 1950, p.17.)

Competed in

1950 Senior TT273:18:01.6080.03Norton
1950 Junior TT443:29:28.0075.66Velocette
1948 Senior TTRVelocette
1948 Junior TTRVelocette
1947 Senior MGPRNew Imperial
1947 Lightweight MGPRNew Imperial
1947 Clubman Lightweight TT31:46:36.0063.73Velocette


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