Eddie Dow

Well-known Gold Star expert and exponent Eddie Dow, credited as the man who created the Rocket Gold Star, passed away on March 17.

An all-round motorcycle sportsmen – successful in trials initially, and road racing too – his biggest achievement was winning the 1955 Clubman’s Senior TT on a DBD34.

Eddie Dow on his way to winning the 1955 Senior Clubman’s TT.

Following his TT win, he opened a motorcycle dealership, switching to cars in the late 1960s, before selling the business in 1991. He filled his retirement with skiing, gardening and as a motorsport enthusiast. He is survived by this wife Diane, daughter Franca and three grandchildren.


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