Tuesday, 27 August 2019

1068) Harry Riley "Ginger" Lees

Harry Riley "Ginger" Lees (1905 - 1982?). English international motorcycle speedway rider who rode in the first ever Speedway World Championship final in 1936.
Lees also appeared in the 1933 British film Money for Speed which starred John Loder, Ida Lupino, Cyril McLaglen and Moore Marriott. Lionel van Praag, Frank Varey and speedway promoter Johnnie Hoskins also featured.

- "... Harry Riley Lees, known as “Ginger” because of his thick shock of red hair, was one of the leading motor cyclists from the North of England before the advent of speedway."  http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/Norman%20Jacobs.htm

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