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Alec Mosely was born in the East End of London


Seems to have been interested in sporting bikes, first coming to notice at Brooklands not just racing sidecars but also as a mechanic, this was in the early 1920’s.

Towards the end of this decade he was contracted by International Speedways Ltd. and he became the advisor for the company and then mechanic for Les Blakeborough at Stamford Bridge and also for the Australian Billy Lamont. Followed by a spell on the staff at Wembley as mechanic and tuner for their riders, this was in 1932 and from there he moved onto West Ham.


He became known as ‘the tuner and frame maker’ to employ if you were in speedway in the early 1930’s. In 1939 Alec Moseley developed a prototype speedway frame, apparently lightweight and produced with an interesting amount of lateral thinking. The first dirt deflector produced was designed by Alex as well as.  It is said that Alex was totally involved in speedway and spent most of his waking hours working, watching and talking speedway.


Still involved in speedway in the 1950’s he joined Ipswich in 1955 in the capacity of team manager and team tuner, I understand that he gave a good deal of time to the supports club travelling up to their events during the winter from London.


He was an amiable man always happy to help but as he had his workshop in his top floor flat he would be pleased to work on your engine, it may be out of commission, no problem, but it had better be clean.  When Ipswich closed he became a consultant to the aircraft industry remaining so until 1965. He died in 1966, too young, too soon.

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