Douglas Motorcycles

Fay Taylour in New Zealand


Fay Taylour Beats New Zealand's Champion

Fay Taylour on her Douglas motorcycle at Kilbirnie Speedway in 1929. Kilburnie is near New Zealand's capital, Wellington and the first speedway race was held there in March of 1929.

Fay was not eligible to ride in the NZ championship which was won a few weeks later by Dave Managh, but a match race was arranged on Easter Monday between Dave and Fay. She won the race, setting the fastest time for the season in the process.

Source: historicspeedway.co.nz

Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: 1/4-032445-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22818572