Mac Hobson

Mac Hobson

Birth
Death 5 Jun 1978 (aged 46)
Burial Gosforth, Metropolitan Borough of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Memorial ID 20407128 · View Source
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Motorcycle Sidecar Racer. Born Malcolm Hobson, on the opening lap of the 1978 Sidecar Race during the Tourist Trophy (TT) events on the Isle of Man, Hobson and his passenger Kenny Birch, hit a manhole cover on Bray Hill, at high speed which threw the Yamaha outfit out of control. Both driver and passenger were killed in the crash. The pair were lying in 2nd place in the World Championships at the time. Hobson was a father of three, a former British Sidecar Champion and a TT race winner. Moments later another outfit passed the crash scene but crashed further down the road killing the driver, four times Swiss Champion Ernst Trachsel. Hobson was buried in Hollywood Avenue Cemetery, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear.


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  • Created by: Paul Narramore
  • Added: 11 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20407128
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mac Hobson (7 Jun 1931–5 Jun 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20407128, citing Hollywood Avenue Cemetery, Gosforth, Metropolitan Borough of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England ; Maintained by Paul Narramore (contributor 46601741) .