Tram Road Monument

Tram Road Monument. Unveiled 1975 near the Browns Road intersection.
This section of the Tram Road was used on July 2nd 1955, to break two motorcycle world speed records on a Vincent 1000 cc. The riders were Russ Wright, solo, 185 miles per hour and Bob Burns with a sidecar, 162 miles per hour.

Burt Munro also did speed trials on this section of the road. His Canterbury records with his Munro Special Indian are:
Flying half-mile, Road, Unlimited Class, 99.45 mph. 27/1/1940.
Flying half-mile, Road, Open Class, 120.8 mph. 27/1/1940.
Flying half-mile, 750 cc Class, 143.6 mph. 13/4/1957.
The South Eyre Road near “Claxby” has also been used for car and motorcycle speed trials.

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