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Cordy Milne

Deceased Person from United States of America

Cordy Milne (April 14, 1914 – 15 October 1978) was an American international motorcycle speedway rider who finished third in the 1937 Speedway World Championship final, behind his brother Jack and second placed Wilbur Lamoreaux. All three riders came from Pasadena, California. Milne was born in Buffalo, New York, but his family moved to Pasadena, California, while he was still young. Whilst working as a messenger deliver boy for Western Union he saved his money and bought a motorcycle, converting it to a speedway bike. By the early 1930s, Milne had started to earn some decent money in racing. His brother Jack decided that if he and his brother raced and shared expenses, they could earn a living from the sport. Jack sold his service station and purchased a pair of Comerford-JAP Speedway racing machines from England. :0 Milne won his first American titles in 1934 and 1935. After World War II, he returned to win the U.S. title again in 1947 and 1948. The Milne brothers were invited to England, where speedway was very popular. Cordy signed up to ride for the Hackney Wick Wolves, Jack for the New Cross Lambs. They became celebrities, appearing on trading cards and being featured in  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1914-04-14
Place of birth
Buffalo
Nationality
United States of America

Death

Date of death
1978-10-15

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