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Dennis Poore Biography, Wiki, Height, Weight, Racing Career & More

Dennis Poore Biography: Roger Dennistoun Poore was a racing driver, financier, and entrepreneur from the United Kingdom. During the last years of the old British motorcycle industry, he became chairman of Norton Villiers Triumph.

Dennis Poore Biography

Dennis Poore Biography: Dennis Poore was born in Paddington, London, on August 19, 1916. On September 26, 1917, his father, Roger Poore, DSO, died in action during the First World War. On March 24, 1949, Dennis Poore wed Peta Coast. They had one daughter.

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Dennis Poore Wiki

NameDennis Poore
Date Of BirthAugust 19, 1916
Birth PlacePaddington, London
Died12 February 1987
Zodiac SignLeo
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net WorthN/A
Car CollectionN/A

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Dennis Poore Career

Poore was an active participant in motorsports, and in 1952 he competed in two World Championship Grands Prix. On July 19, 1952, he debuted in the British Grand Prix, finishing fourth. He recorded 3 points in the championship. Poore claimed the 1950 British Hill Climb Championship behind a 3.8-liter twin-Wade-blown Alfa Romeo. He placed second at Shelsley Walsh, first at Prescott, second at Bo’ness, first at Rest and Be Thankful, second at Bouley Bay, and first at Val des Terres before finishing the year with a victory at Prescott. Poore raced sportscars for Aston Martin after his World Championship Grands Prix, winning the Goodwood International Nine Hour race in 1955 while co-driven by Peter Walker in a DB3S.

Dennis Poore Biography

Poore was appointed chairman of Manganese Bronze Holdings PLC, an engineering firm specializing in producing marine propellers. Later, Poore sold the propeller business and used the proceeds to acquire a motley group of failing British motorcycle manufacturers, including Associated Motor Cycles, Norton, AJS, James, Francis-Barnett, Matchless, and engine manufacturers Villiers.

Manganese Bronze and BSA/Triumph motorcycle interests were merged into Norton Villiers Triumph Ltd. in 1972 following the collapse of BSA. Poore was appointed chairman of NVT, and he swiftly disposed of BSA’s non-motorcycle interests. The government provided substantial aid to NVT to prevent the collapse of the British motorcycle industry. The draconian reorganization implemented by Poore made 3,000 of the 4,500 employees redundant. This resulted in the establishment of the Meriden Cooperative, which operated for a decade before insolvency. Production of BSA motorcycles (the A65 twin and the A75 triple) ceased, and after the Cooperative acquired Triumph, the Norton Commando was the solo NVT model.

Although this machine won the Motor Cycle News “Bike of the Year” award for multiple years, nothing could hide that the Commando was a pre-unit pushrod parallel-twin of ancient design. Eventually, Commando production ceased, and NVT began assembling a 125cc Asian trail cycle. Nonetheless, Norton produced a twin-rotor Wankel-powered motorcycle based on David Garside’s work at BSA.

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