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George Brown

George Brown moved to Stevenage in the early 1950's and apart from a period during the second world war worked for Vincent motorcycles that were manufactured in Stevenage until 1955. The Vincent was widely regarded as the finest motorcycle ever made and George worked in various departments including road testing.
He started racing Vincents in 1933 and soon became successful winning many county, national and worldwide motorcycle sprint championships in the 1950's and 1960's including setting the world motorcycle land speed record at 236mph. He also set the world standing start speed record for 1 kilometre of 108.7mph. George left Vincent's to open a motorcycle shop in the Old Town in1951.