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McLeans Island Swap Meet … Here we go

Not many sleeps to go. If you see a couple of portly chaps with Orkland accents bickering their way around the site, thats probably us

1937 OK Supreme GP 250

A work mate, Donny, was in the deep south this week ( In NZ that means Invercargill ) and popped into the Motorcycle Mecca cafe for a cuppa. Now Donny isnt a motorcyclist (yet?) but knowing my affliction for them, sent me and our Guvnor, these pics of the OK Supreme that is displayed in the cafe.

Velocette GTP

Spotted at the Classic Racing at Pukekohe in February this year.

As you know we’ve always had a soft spot for the stinkwheel and here’s a lovely example of a GTP from Velocette.

1930 OEC Sales Catalogue

OEC would probably not be the most common of motorcycles that people would think of but when it came to innovative ideas they would have been up there with most major motorcycle manufacturers. OEC, which stands for the Osborne Engineering Company, was also heard to be referred to as the Oddball Engineering Company due to some of their wayward inventive ideas. Perhaps their most intriguing addition to the oddities of motorcycling would had to have been their Duplex Steering system. The testimonials in this catalogue as to the value or success of that style of steering may have been more

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1927 Sunbeam Sales Catalogue.

The manufacturers of Sunbeam motorcycles, namely John Marston Ltd of Wolverhampton, were certainly passionate about what they built and in their 1927 catalogue their page 3 introduction was a powerful message outlining reasons why riders should buy a Sunbeam. This is what they had to say –

“There are many reasons why Sunbeams are the favourites of the motorcycling public. In the first place their design includes many ingenious and exclusive features which contribute not only to the efficiency of the machine but also to the convenience of the rider. These are more fully described on pages 20 ~ 25,

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