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Alf Shaw

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 45, Alf Shaw is a marker off, of Woodchurch, Birkenhead. He first rode on the Mountain Course in 1936, in the Lightweight class of the Manx Grand Prix—as he did again the next two years.

In 1948, Alf won a replica in the Junior Manx Grand Prix, for 17th place on his Norton, at 73.13 m.p.h. The next year he turned to the Junior T.T. only to retire, but in 1950 he won the Lightweight class of the Leinster "200" and was second in the same class of the North-West "200."

He did not do much racing, then, until 1958, when he was sixth in the Carrowdore "100" Lightweight race, being-fourth in the same event in 1959. Last Year he rode a 40M Norton In both Junior and Senior T.T. races, coming home 49th in the Junior (Bronze Replica) and 36th in the Senior, with a Finisher's Award. (TT Special, 16 June 1961, p. 16.)

Alf Shaw sadly lost his life during practice for the 1967 Senior TT when he was riding a Norton.

Competed in

1966 Senior TTRNorton
1966 Junior TT352:44:18.6082.68Norton
1965 Senior TTRNorton
1965 Junior TT392:41:37.4084.05Norton
1964 Lightweight TTRYamaha
1963 Senior TT262:31:39.2089.58Norton
1963 Junior TTRNorton
1962 Senior TT282:39:20.6085.27Norton
1962 Junior TTRNorton
1961 Senior TT412:38:52.0085.51Norton
1961 Junior TTRNorton
1960 Senior TT362:41:38.0084.04Norton
1960 Junior TT492:47:27.4081.12Norton
1949 Junior TTRAJS
1948 Junior MGP173:05:46.0073.13Norton
1947 Lightweight MGPRExcelsior
1946 Junior MGPRNorton
1938 Lightweight MGPRExcelsior
1937 Lightweight MGP103:37:30.0062.46Excelsior
1936 Lightweight MGPRExcelsior


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