“O.C.” was a 23-year-old machinist from London who had competed in the TT every year since it began. Indian press materials described him as “small in size, but a bunch of muscles and nerves and a magnificent rider.” It wasn’t muscle or nerve, but local knowledge that benefitted Godfrey that day. A board-track background did little good for de Rosier, who crashed repeatedly on a race circuit that was little more than a horse path in places. Alexander also crashed out, but Godfrey rode smooth and steady to win the five-lap, 189-mile Senior TT race in 3 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds, setting a new average speed record of 47.63 mph. After initial second-place finisher Charles Collier of Matchless was disqualified for illegal refueling, Franklin and Moorhouse advanced to second and third. It was a top-three sweep for Indian, the first foreign manufacturer to win the TT.