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1929 500cc Scott Squirrel (exact pedigree unknown, though not a Chipmunk)

There was a time when this bikes current owner was somewhat disparaging of the mighty stinkwheel, but after a brief foray into some scrambles shenanigans way back in the 80s ( and subsequently left there due to infirmity ), has seen him warm to, and collect, an interesting array of motorcycles powered by Sir Dugald Clerks finest.

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1941 Royal Enfield Flying Flea

Ive always had a fondness for Royal Enfields, no secret there, and in particular always had a strange attraction to the tiny 2 strokes they produced. I guess its something to do with the simplicity and beauty of the design. This one is displayed in the Packard and Pioneer museum, which I visited in March 2016

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2017 BSA National Rally Report (NZ)

Back in October last year we were asked if we could put out a note about the NZ 2017 BSA National Rally that was to be held in February 2017.

February 2017 is a distant memory and so I went back to Ash to get a rally report. This report was originally included the BSA club magazine “Southern Star” and has been reproduced here for our readers as a follow up. Permission to publish this on our website was sought and granted by both the Author, Simon Byrne, and the Photographer, David Guthrie.

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1930 AJS R10

The mighty AJS R10 from 1930 ( or maybe 1929, i’m sure a purist will correct any glaring errors, apparently the magenta was replaced in 1930 with the now familiar Black and Gold)

Ive seen this bike at our local racetrack twice now, and as awesome as it is, whats always caught my attention is that rich magenta colour on the tank. McSnotty and I have never seen eye to eye when it comes to colour so Lord McS, when you read this, its purple , or is that dark pink???

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Bruce Augers 1928 Raleigh Model 21 Deluxe restoration

I recently holidayed up at Cooper Beach ( Doubtless Bay, Northland) with Mrs K and Jr and one of the highlights of our trip was visiting Mathews Vintage Collection on SH10 just outside Taipa. Whilst admiring his fine and varied collection, I was taken with this magnificent Raleigh Model 21.

Along with the display was a typed letter from Bruce Auger explaining some of the background and challenges he had in restoring this motorcycle to this prodigious condition. I have transcribed his letter below , including typos, for all to enjoy.

There’s not much more I can add, I would

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