Hailwood, Mike b. April 2, 1940 d. March 23, 1981 Sportsman. The son of a wealthy Oxford motorcycle dealer, Stan Hailwood, he began racing motorcycles competitively in 1957. By 1961 he was riding for the MV Agusta factory, winning four 500cc World Championships. He then moved to Honda in 1966 and won four more World Championships in the 250 and 350cc classes. Twelve TT wins on the Isle of Man were added to his successes. He left two wheels and moved to F5000, sports cars and Formula 1 but never quite attained the success he'd previously had...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul Narramore) St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Tanworth-in-Arden, Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire, England
Hood, Jack b. December 17, 1902 d. July 1, 1992 Boxer. In May 1926 at Covent Garden, he became the British welterweight champion, as well as winning a Lonsdale Belt, when he defeated Harry Mason on points over twenty rounds. Later that year, he travelled to the United States for a series of fights in an attempt to be given a chance to compete for the world title. In October 1929, back in London at the Holborn Stadium, he fought Len Harvey for the British and Empire middleweight titles, but Harvey won, and retained his title two months later...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Tanworth-in-Arden, Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire, England Plot: In the extension to the South-East of the church, near to the Western boundary.