Any info on Harry’s trophy?


Hope this may be of interest – I was long ago given this old trophy, it belonged to an aunt in Manchester.

The chap who was presented with it received it in 1913; he was my aunt’s step-father, his name Harry Taylor.

My aunt gave it to me while having a clear out, as she knew I was interested in motorcycles.

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From the days when trophies and cups were rather special.

The inscription reads that Harry won first prize in the 250cc class, in the speed trials, on July 5, 1913.

I wonder if any readers might have any details or images of those speed trials?

And of course I’d love to know what Harry was riding. Plus, I assume a speed trial was a form of hill climb?

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Great magazine and please keep up the fascinating history.

Colin Campbell,
East Yorkshire

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