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Eddie Crooks

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 26, Eddie Crooks, who comes from Douglas, Isle of Man, is manager of a motorcycle business at Barrow in Furness. He has a first class record, not only as a road racer, but also as a trials and scrambles rider; was Royal Artillery trials champion in 1953, won a first class award in the 1952 Scottish Six Days Trial and a gold medal in the 1954 ISDT in Wales. In the racing field he will be remembered as co-winner, with Eddie Dow, of the 1955 Thruxton Nine Hours Race. He was second in the 1953 Senior Clubman's and has been well-placed in every MGP (Senior and Junior) since 1953, his 1955 record listing fifth place in the Junior Manx and sixth in the North West 200. In 1956 he was second in the Junior Manx and fifth in the Senior and last year he was seventh in the Senior at 88.41 mph.

(TT Special, Tuesday September 09, 1958, p26)

Nationality: Manx

Competed in

1988 Lightweight Classic MGP31:45:42.0085.66Crooks Suzuki
1987 Junior Classic MGP91:16:29.0088.78Crooks Suzuki
1986 Junior Classic MGPRCrooks Suzuki
1985 Junior Classic MGPRCrooks Suzuki
1984 Junior Classic MGP60:51:59.0087.09Crooks Suzuki
1984 Historic 350 TT121:21:24.2083.42Suzuki
1983 Lightweight Classic MGPRSuzuki
1967 Production 250 TT91:25:00.2079.91Suzuki
1960 Ultra Lightweight TTRMZ
1960 Senior TTRNorton
1960 Lightweight TTRMZ
1960 Junior TT132:30:33.2090.23Norton
1959 Senior MGP12:23:11.0094.87Norton
1959 Junior MGPRNorton
1958 Senior MGP22:27:57.0091.81Norton
1958 Junior MGP22:33:18.0088.61Norton
1957 Senior MGP72:33:38.0088.41Norton
1957 Junior MGPRNorton
1956 Senior MGP52:33:56.0088.24Norton
1956 Junior MGP22:35:59.0087.09Norton
1955 Senior MGP62:34:21.0088Norton
1955 Junior MGP52:40:20.0084.72Norton
1954 Senior MGP123:02:31.0074.43Matchless
1954 Junior MGP82:43:24.0083.13AJS
1953 Senior MGP102:39:42.0085.06Norton
1953 Junior MGP132:49:00.0080.38AJS
1953 Clubman Senior TT21:21:49.8083Norton
1953 Clubman Junior TT352:05:21.0072.25Norton
1952 Junior MGPRAJS


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