Les Moore

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I read with in­ter­est about Ron­nie Moore in OBA 44, and I have a few pho­tos of his fa­ther Les which came from my fa­ther and the col­lec­tion of my ‘un­cle’ Al­lan Mc­Dougall. Les Moore com­peted at the very first speed­way meet­ing in Ho­bart at Northall Park, Al­bert Road Moonah on 16th No­vem­ber, 1929. Rid­ing a Rudge Les won the sec­ond heat of the A Grade Race, beat­ing Rex Pow­ell’s BSA. Rex was the man to beat at this time and was also a top beach racer and long dis­tance rider, hold­ing the mo­tor­cy­cle and side­car record from Ho­bart to Launce­s­ton; 123 miles in 2 hours 19 min­utes with Percy Bryant in the side­car, set on 1st Oc­to­ber, 1929. Jeff Frankcombe Ho­bart, Tas­ma­nia

RIGHT Les Moore, BMW-mounted in a trial at ei­ther Proc­tors Road or Pot­tery Road, Ho­bart, taken not long be­fore he and his fam­ily moved to New Zealand.

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