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Laurie Boulter
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Birth: unknown
Death: May, 1954

Motorcycle racer. Born in Adelaide, Australia, he began motorcycle racing in 1935 in beach races and scrambling (later motorcross) and quickly gained success becoming one of Australia's top riders. WW2 interupted his racing but after the war, he started a motorcycle business in Torrensville, and returned to racing becoming unbeatable in South Australia. In 1952 he bought a 500cc Manx Norton and came second in the Australian Grand Prix at Bathurst. The following year he took his bikes to the Isle of Man TT races finishing 26th in the Junior and a remarkable 11th in the Senior races. He returned to Australia with no plans to return to the Island however with further wins under his belt, he was chosen to be a member of the official Australian team of riders to return to the Isle of Man in 1954. Whilst practising on the circuit he saw his countryman Ken Kavanagh walking the circuit between the 11th Milestone and Handley's Corner and turned to waive to him. That moment of inattention cost him his life as he crashed into a car reversing out onto the road and around a blind bend ahead of him. He was thrown over the car and struck a stone wall. The driver, a Dr Letchworth, was the official doctor for the races but he could do nothing for the rider. To avoid the Doctor's arrest, Kavagagh later admitted he'd lied under oath at the inquest. Boulter is buried in Braddan Cemetery, Isle of Man. 
Created by: Paul Narramore
Record added: Oct 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21859646
Laurie Boulter
Added by: Paul Narramore
Laurie Boulter
Added by: Paul Narramore
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