Search records

C.H. Davis

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mount: Junior – Velocette

Aged 36, a fitter, of Newport, near Brough, East Yorks, “Dave” Davis was a regular performer at Donington pre-war, and in all has ridden in six Manx Grand Prix races. In the Junior “Manx” of 1948, he ran out of petrol near the Bungalow and coasted and pushed in to finish 60th at 69.99 m.p.h. on a Velocette.

Last year, on the same machine, he rode in both Junior and Senior “Manx” races, finishing 25th in the Junior at 74.17 m.p.h., and 32nd in the Senior at 72.78 m.p.h.

His machine for this year’s race is the same 1949 Mk VIII Velocette which he has owned since it left the factory. Hobbies: “Huntin’, shootin’” etc. – and is interested in all outdoor sports.
(TT Special, 5 June 1950, p.14.)

Competed in

1950 Junior TT503:33:03.0074.39Velocette
1949 Senior MGP323:06:41.0072.78Velocette
1949 Junior MGP253:03:09.0074.17Velocette
1948 Junior MGP603:42:43.0060.99Norton
1947 Senior MGPRVelocette
1947 Junior MGP543:34:51.0063.23Velocette
1938 Senior MGPRVincent HRD


Optional, not displayed

Manx National Heritage (MNH) will always put you in control of the information we send you. Read our privacy policy