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Danny Lee

Danny Lee born on the 12th March 1911 in London

Died in Ramsgate in 1999.

He began his speedway career in his mid 20s riding as a junior at West Ham in 1936 and the following tracks are also listed in his early career.

1937 Birmingham, Leicester, Norwich.

1938 Birmingham, Eastbourne.

1939 Belle Vue Reserves, Southampton, Stoke, have bike will travel seems to be his motto.

 

World war two seems to have intervened at this point although I have no knowledge if he was in the services, which service or where he served.


Returning to the track in

1947 he rode 12 matches for Harringay NL1 (points average 2.11) and 33 matches for Sheffield NL2 with a points average of 6.10

1948 he could be seen at Edinburgh riding in NL2 – 22 matches points 5.51 and back at Sheffield NL2 to ride in 28 matches points average 4.05

1949 still at Edinburgh riding in the NL2 and again in

1950 achieving a points average above 5 both years.

1951 he joined Motherwell NL2 but rode only 12 meetings for them.


It seems that in 1951 the accumulative effect of many injuries began to tell on Danny and he decided to retire at the age of 40.

Danny kept his interest in the sport and was a member of the Veteran Speedway Riders’ Association (now the World SRA) and in 1986 was elected to the position of President.


Our thanks to John Hyam for information and the above photograph.

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