Eric Paulson

Robert Eric Paulson was born in January 1911 in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. Prior to the war, he took a keen interest in all things mechanical, lorries & buses, motorcycles and light aircraft and ran his own haulage company.

Unsurprisingly, he was selected for the Tank Regiment during hostilities before returning to road haulage and garage owner. Eric later retired to East Coast as newsagent and post office. He competed in 1952 and '53, initially in a Cooper JAP but then switching to a Kieft-Norton

Eric passed away in 1984.

Our thanks to Bill and June Broad for their help.

Eric and Stan Asbury inspect the damage, probably Snetterton, June 1952

Eric on his way to a win at Davidstow, 25th May 1953

Some of Eric's results

Brough 12th April 1952, 2nd in heat of handicap race and 1st in final.

Snetterton 31st May 1952, 3rd in heat.

Brands Hatch 4th August 1952, 4th in Sprint race heat.

Silverstone 23rd August 1952 Commander Yorke Trophy, DNF in Junior race, DNF in 100 Mile race.

Brands Hatch 21st September 1952, 2nd in Junior heat.

 

Brands Hatch 3rd May 1953, 3rd in Junior heat.

Charterhall 23rd May 1953, 4th.

Davidstow 25th May 1953, 1st

Snetterton 11th July 1953, DNF

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