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Ewen Haldane

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 30, Ewen Haldane comes from Greenock, Renfrewshire, and is a motor cycle mechanic and salesman. He is well known in the Manx Grand Prix, though he has not always had the best of luck. His first Island ride was in the 1953 Junior Clubman's race, in which he was twelfth.

In 1955 he was 19th in the Junior Manx after losing some time on the starting line, but in the Senior race fortune for once was on his side, and he finished in seventh place. He rode in the 1957 North-West "200" ("but - er - didn't win. This also applies to most races in which I have entered"). Nevertheless, he has had a number of wins in Scottish events, and says that it is his ambition to lap at 100 m.p.h. - on his 350! In the Manx of 1957 he finished 7th in the Senior, but struck trouble in the Junior and only completed two laps.

Turning to the TT last year, he rode Nortons in both Junior and Senior races, finishing 15th in the Junior and 8th in the Senior - with a couple of Silver replicas.

(TT Special, 8 June 1959, p.20)

Name Variant: Haldane, Ewan

Competed in

1959 Senior TT143:28:13.0076.11Norton
1959 Junior TT132:55:35.4090.25Norton
1958 Senior TT82:50:20.2093.03Norton
1958 Junior TT152:58:40.0088.7Norton
1957 Senior MGPRNorton
1956 Senior MGP72:34:03.0088.17Norton
1956 Junior MGPRBSA
1955 Senior MGP72:35:43.0087.23Norton
1955 Junior MGP192:46:05.0081.79Norton
1954 Senior MGP183:07:22.0072.5Norton
1954 Junior MGP232:49:04.0080.35Velocette
1954 Clubman Senior TT31:46:12.2085.26BSA
1953 Senior MGP242:51:38.0079.15BSA
1953 Junior MGPRVelocette
1953 Clubman Junior TT121:56:41.8077.65BSA


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