HAGON CELEBRATE 60 YEARS
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.