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The rac­ing ca­reer of Alf Hagon be­gan with his grass-track de­but in 1947, go­ing on to win many cham­pi­onships over the years be­fore turn­ing his at­ten­tions to sprint­ing / drag rac­ing. He posted the first sub 10sec ¼ mile run in 1967 and was also the first to crack 200mph in the UK on his 1260cc Supercharged Jap V-Twin the fol­low­ing year. To the un­doubted de­light of his rac­ing ri­vals he re­tired in 1969 af­ter be­ing un­beaten in his last 28 meet­ings to con­cen­trate on his grow­ing busi­ness com­mit­ments. Dur­ing his rid­ing ca­reer Alf in­tro­duced many in­no­va­tive ideas to mo­tor­cy­cling. There were over 1000 com­plete ma­chines – frame kits, made over­all, and they have been ad­ver­tis­ing ‘Are you hid­ing a Hagon’ for a while to find the old ma­chines. The re­sponse was good, and at the Hagon spon­sored Clas­sic Dirt Bike Show at Telford some ex­am­ples of the Hagon built ma­chines from the dif­fer­ent rac­ing dis­ci­plines they have been in­volved with from Drag Rac­ing, Grass track, Mo­tocross, Side­car cross, Sprint­ing and Long Track rac­ing will be dis­played. Sadly Tri­als seemed not to ap­pear on the radar of Alf’s mo­tor­cy­cle build­ing skills – you can ask him why not at Telford – but a reg­u­lar fam­ily friend and vis­i­tor to the Hagon Shop in Ley­ton was Don Smith.

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