Norman Parker (14 January 1908 – 1999) was an international speedway rider who rode in the inaugural Speedway World Championship in 1936 as a reserve.
Brief career summary
Born in Birmingham, England, Parker joined Coventry in 1929, and remained there until 1933 when he moved on to join the Southampton Saints. He then moved to Clapton Saints and then the Harringay Tigers. He and his older brother Jack rode in the same teams until the outbreak of war. In 1934 Parker made his international debut for England.
After the war Parker joined the Wimbledon Dons and was appointed captain. In 1949 he finished fourth in the Speedway World Championship and made his last World Final appearance in 1951.
World final appearances
- ^ Addison J. (1948). The People Speedway Guide. Odhams Press Limited
- ^ a b c d Storey, Basil (1947) "Carpentry to Cinders", in Speedway Favourites, Sport-in-Print, p. 8
- ^ Jacobs, Norman (2001). Speedway in London. Stroud: Tempus Publishing ISBN 0-7524-2221-9
- ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5