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Maudes Trophy

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In 1923, George Pettyt, proprietor of Maude's Motor Mart, donated a "challenge trophy" for the ACU (Auto-Cycle Union) to award annually for the most meritorious, observed endurance test for motorcycles.


Some Milestones:

  • 1923-26 Norton win every year.
  • 1927 Ariel ran a 557cc sidecar outfit for 5,000 miles without stopping the engine.
  • 1930 Dunelt
  • 1930s Dominated by Triumph and BSA.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  • [1] The Kettle Club web site