Vic Huxley

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Vic Huxley
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Born (1906-09-23)23 September 1906
Brisbane, Queensland
Died (1982-06-24)24 June 1982
Brisbane, Queensland
Nationality  Australia
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1930–1931 Harringay Canaries
1931–1936 Wimbledon Dons
Individual honours
1930 Star Riders' Championship
1934 Australian Champion
1936 London Riders' Championship

Victor Nelson "Vic" Huxley (23 September 1906 – 24 June 1982[1] in Brisbane. Queensland) was a speedway rider who won the Star Riders' Championship, the forerunner of the Speedway World Championship, in 1930 and finished runner-up in 1931 and 1932.[2] He also won the London Riders' Championship in 1936 whilst with the Wimbledon Dons.[3]

Huxley won the 1934 Australian Championship (3 Laps) in front of his home crowd at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground.

Vic Huxley retired from British speedway at the end of the 1936 season and returned to Australia where he rode in the Winter test series against England. He lived in Ashgrove in Brisbane, and set up a motorcycle business in Adelaide Street called the "British Motorcycle Corporation" which he ran until the mid 1960s.[4]

Huxley died in his home town of Brisbane on 24 June 1982 at the age of 75, just 3 months shy of his 76th birthday.

World Final appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Addison J. (1948). The People Speedway Guide. Odhams Press Limited
  2. ^ Jacobs, Norman (2001). Speedway in London. Stroud: Tempus Publishing ISBN 0-7524-2221-9
  3. ^ Belton, Brian (2003). Hammerin' Round. Stroud: Tempus Publishing ISBN 0-7524-2438-6
  4. ^ May, Cyril (1978) Ride It! The Complete Book of Speedway, Haynes, ISBN 0-85429-210-1, p. 44
  5. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5

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