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Harold Karslake

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Harold Karslake (c1880-1962)

1902 Producer of the Dreadnought Motorcycles

1920 '...Harold Karslake, and he was summoned for driving motor cycle without front and rear lights...'[1]

1934 'Mr. Harold Karslake (of Broxtowe Hall, Nottingham), foundation member of the Association of Pioneer Motor Cyclists and formerly works manager of the late Mr. W. E. Brough'[2]

1936 'Mr. Harold Karslake has been appointed president of the newly-formed Nottingham Tourists Motor Club. Mr. Karslake has been interested in motoring 1898, and as a trial rider has won 268 gold medals and over 30 cups, including the Jarrott 100 guineas cup which he won outright in 1912.'[3]

1954 London-Edinburgh Trial. 'Also competing 74-year-old Harold Karslake, Nottingham, runner-up in 1910 and 1912.'[4]

1962 January 5th. Died, of 1 Broxtowe Rise, Nottingham. Probate to his widow Jessie Smith McMahon Karslake.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Belper News - Friday 20 August 1920
  2. Nottingham Journal - Monday 17 December 1934
  3. Nottingham Evening Post - Friday 15 May 1936
  4. Daily Herald - Friday 21 May 1954
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9