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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

1905 Isle of Man Selection Trial

From Graces Guide

See Isle of Man TT Races

1905 May 31st. 'The Auto-Cycle Club trials for the purpose of selecting three motor-cycles to represent Great Britain in the International motor-cycle cup race, be held in France on the 25th of next month, took place in the Isle of Man on Wednesday. It being necessary to open the roads to the public at eight o'clock, the race commenced at three, when a large number of people assembled at Quarter Bridge to witness the start. There were 17 entries, but only seven faced the starter. The course was that of the Gordon-Bennett motor tests, with the omission of Snaefell, which is both difficult and dangerous for motor cycles. The official result was declared to Campbell, on an Ariel machine, first. H. A. Collier, a Matchless machine, second, and Franklin, on a Jap, third, providing the last-named can satisfactorily explain that stoppage made was not due to defective machinery.'[1]

Results

Reserves selected were -

Also started

Applicants included -[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Gloucester Citizen - Wednesday 31 May 1905
  2. The Times (London, England), Monday, May 1, 1905