Commemorative plaque on Tram Road near Swannanoa

29 March 1975

A plaque commemorating two motor cycle world records on the Tram Road near Swannanoa. The Vincent Owners Club financed the plaque to commemorate the records set on July 2, 1955, by Russell Wright (left) and Bob Burns. Burns set a world sidecar record of 162mph on the Tram Road with a Vincent Rapide. Wright raised the world solo record to 185mph.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Other / Wider Canterbury

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

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Reference ID: CCL-StarP-01990A

Uploaded by: Christchurch City Libraries

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