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John Lewis

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 25, John Henry Leonard Lewis is a motor cycle salesman from Hounslow, Middlesex. He began racing in 1955 and has ridden at Thruxton, Brand's Hatch, Castle Combe and Snetterton with many 'places'. He finished 39th in the 1955 Senior Manx and came up to sixth place in last year's Senior at 88.63 mph with, of course, a replica.

(TT Special, Thursday, September 11, 1958 p19)

Name Variant: John *Lewis

Competed in

1960 Senior TT112:23:19.0094.78Norton
1960 Junior TT82:29:00.0091.17Norton
1959 Senior MGPRNorton
1959 Junior MGPRNorton
1958 Senior MGPRNorton
1958 Junior MGP42:33:43.0088.37Norton
1957 Senior MGP62:33:16.0088.63Norton
1957 Junior MGPRNorton
1955 Senior MGP392:57:45.0076.42BSA


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Always very interested to see anything about John as he doesn’t think he did very well ( succeeded) but to come4 th and 6 th in the MGP. And to come 8 th and 11 th in Senior TT is pretty consistently good. Also he was ‘best newcomer’ not sure what year...and predicted to win when he sadly retired because of a broken valve I believe. - Ruthie Lewis Mrs Report this

I’m researching the possibility of JHL Lewis ding the previous owner/rider of a Manx norton which I have recently purchased. Does any one have any more information about John Lewis so that I may confirm, thanks - Mark jones Report this