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Historical Ramblings

The history of AJS and the cammys has been covered so well in Gordon Mills' excellent history that it is pointless to repeat it here. Instead we shall cover interesting information available nowhere else that we know of. So, without further ado....

Pinnington - story of an AJS mounted racing motorcyclist.


Henry Pinnington owned and raced a 1929 349cc, 4 speed AJS between 1930-33. Later he was to race in the Grand Prix of Europe and the TT, pre and post war on other mounts including Nortons and Excelsiors. Here is a list of the race results we know of on the above bike, which still exists today: -

Event Year Placing Notes
Ulster GP 1930 Non Finisher Was second for some time
  1931 2nd 350 class, H.Cap gold medal winner. 71.3 MPH
  1932 3rd 350 class, H. Cap winner
North West 200 1932 2nd 350 class. 2 Hrs 58 Min 27 Sec 67.77 MPH, 350 H Cap winner
  1933 2nd 350 class.3 Hrs 0 Min 02 Sec 66.37 MPH, 350 H Cap winner
Leinster 200 1931 7th 67.7 MPH
  1932 Did not finish 6th for some time
  1933 1st Won by 6 mins on a 5 year old AJS!, 68.3MPH
Park Hall     To be added
Hutchinson 100     To be added







The Ulster GP course.


AJS advertising pamphlets for 1934....