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Don Ellis

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 27, Donald James Ellis is a metal exchange clerk, and comes from Rickmansworth, Herts. He has raced at Scarborough and at most short circuits in the Midlands and South of England - he was fifth in the 500 c.c. class of the Thruxton "500" in both 1959 and 1960. Last year he was 53rd in the Senior Manx at 76.13 m.p.h.. whilst this year he has kept up his long distance work by riding in the Thruxton "500" again, and in the Silverstone 1000 kilometre race. His machine is a 1959 G50, with 1960 modifications.
Hobbies: Angling, traditional jazz, and riding a 1937 Rudge "Ulster" which he has rebuilt to "as new" condition. (TT Special, 5 September 1961, p.11)

Competed in

1993 Senior Classic MGPRBSA
1990 Senior Classic MGPRBSA
1988 Senior Classic MGP572:05:16.0072.27BSA
1986 Senior Classic MGPRBSA
1985 Senior Classic MGP251:27:17.0077.803BSA
1984 Junior Classic MGP301:00:49.0074.44BSA
1984 Historic 350 TT191:32:20.8073.54BSA
1983 Senior Classic MGPRBSA
1964 Senior TT292:38:16.6085.92Matchless
1964 Junior TTRERS
1963 Senior TT312:36:12.8086.97Matchless
1963 Junior TT302:55:32.8077.38AJS
1962 Senior TTRMatchless
1961 Senior MGP452:45:22.0082.15Matchless
1960 Senior MGP532:58:25.0076.13Matchless


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