Ken Sprayson, from Stirchley Birmingham, who built the frame for Richard Noble’s record-breaker Thrust 2, which topped 650mph in the Nevada desert in 1983 has sadly passed away. Ken had spent the last few weeks in the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham.
For 30 years, Ken was the principal specialist at Tyseley’s Reynolds Tube Company based in Birmingham.
In his role as a master of steel tubing ‘one-offs’, Mr Sprayson designed and built by hand motorcycle frames for motorcycling legends such as Mike Hailwood, Geoff Duke, John Surtees and Jeff Smith.
Ken ran a welding service at the Isle of Man TT for 50 years, as such he was huge part of the TT Paddock and well respected by many TT competitors.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken’s family at this very sad time.