Artie Bell (c.1915 - 1972):
Artie Bell was born in Belfast. He was a motorcycle sprinter, a grasstrack rider, a hill-climber and a car rallyer, having competed in the Circuit of Ireland Rally. He is best known as a road racer and was a mem-ber of the Norton factory team. He won the Isle of Man Senior TT race in 1948 and the 1950 Isle of Man Junior TT on Norton motorcycles. He also won the 1947 and 1948 Dutch TT and the 1948 Swiss Grand Prix. In 1949 he finished fifth in the 500cc World Championship, and in 1950, fourth in the 350cc World Championship. During 1950 he had a serious accident in the Belgian Grand Prix, leaving him un-able to race.
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