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Neville Jones

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mount: Junior—Norton

Age 25, N. R. Jones is an assistant chemist, and comes from Feltham, Middlesex.

He began racing on a 1949 model Bantam, which he bought second-hand in 1950. It was his very first machine, and he rode it in a trial before he had had it a fortnight! At the end of the year it was stripped and altered for racing in a few ways, and during the 1951 season it brought him to the finish in various events, with some fifth, sixth and seventh places.

During the winter it was modified a lot more, and the 1952 results were much better—a first and second at Warminster, a first and third at Brands Hatch, and a second at Boreham. The carburetor size has risen from 5-8 in. touring type to 1 in. T.T. model—and the speed has jumped from 45 m.p.h. when first purchased to around the 75 mark to-day. He was second on this machine in the 125 c.c. class at Warminster in May 1953, and one month later rode it in the Ultra-Lightweight T.T. finishing in 12th place—the only British machine to complete the course.

Hobbies—Amateur radio and ballroom dancing.
(TT Special, 16 June 1954, p.18.)

Mount: Lightweight – Excelsior

Age 26, a development engineer from Eccles, Neville Jones has ridden at Cadwell, Ansty, Altcar, etc. He rode in the Isle of Man in the 1947 “Manx” but retired on the third lap.

Hobby: Engineering.

He is entered by himself and his machine is a normal Excelsior Manxman, ex-Frank Fletcher.
(TT Special, 6 June 1951, p.7.)

Competed in

1954 Junior TT552:27:33.0076.72Norton
1953 Ultra Lightweight TT122:03:07.0055.17BSA
1951 Lightweight TTRExcelsior


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