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Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) finisher's medal

Date made: 1987

Maker: unknown

Description: Large bronze medal in brown felt case. Obverse has enamelled logo of Auto Cycle Union.

Banner : 'TT Races Isle of Man' engraved '1987 John Crellin'

Engraved on reverse 'Junior Race 24th 98.86 mph'

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) finisher's medal.

John Crellin of Douglas was a civil engineer with the Department of Transport's design services division. He was a regular competitor in the TT and Manx Grand Prix (MGP) races (first competing in the MGP in 1978), and in his spare time was also a mountaineer, conquering six of the world's highest peaks. Sadly he was killed riding in the 2009 Senior TT race.

Materials: glass, metal: copper alloy

Object name: medal

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 2010-0010

Subject tags : #TT&MOTORSPORT


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