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23/06/2022

The funeral of Steve Harris, founder of Harris Performance, takes place at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow, Essex CM19 4SF on Thursday 30 June at 4.30pm. His widow Gill, son James and daughter Katie request no flowers but would appreciate donations to Parkinson's UK. Steve died on 15 June aged 73.

His early work as a welder included F1 Lotus chassis building. He started his own business in 1972 and with brother Lester and fellow director Steve Bayford set up Harris Performance in Hertford selling approximately 2000 Harris Magnum frame kits in five versions, plus making numerous frames to order. Paying customers included world champion Barry Sheene.

Harris was involved at world championship Grand Prix level, WSB and with a Moto GP project for Sauber Petronus. Recent work included chassis design for Royal Enfield singles and twins. In 2015 Royal Enfield bought Harris Performance.

A detailed tribute will follow in the July issue of British Dealer News.