With the event organised by the Pioneer Sports Club and held on Saturday, March 12th, 1932 at the New Brighton Trotting Club Track this would have to be a great reference publication for those interested in the early history of motorcycle racing in Canterbury. With a proud line up of riders including Lew Evans, Tommy McCleary, Harry Mangham, Percy Coleman, and Ernie Brown there was no doubt going to be some excellent racing over the 7 events. The premiere race would be event 4 which was over 12 laps and paid 14 sovereigns for 1st, 3 sovereigns for 2nd and 1 sovereign for 3rd. An impressive purse for the winner of that race.
Motorcycles entered were categorised in the capacity of 2 and 3/4hp, 3 and 1/2hp, and 7hp (Harley Davidson), later to be changed to 350cc, 500cc, and 1000cc respectively.
From great advertisements of the time – British Motor Cycle Agencies Ltd advertising O.K. Supreme, AVON tyres or even navy serge suits from £4-15-0 from PHIT-U Tailors there is some great stuff contained within. Enjoy.
Click on the front cover below to see the complete souvenir program.
It is a 4.75M PDF and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.
A Pioneer Sports Club Members Ticket (membership card) for Mr John Brown for 1925-26. I wonder if he was attending the meeting for 1932.