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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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1925 Scott Sales Catalogue

It seems that you are either completely absolute with ownership of a Scott motorcycle, or right at the other end of the scale and discard any thoughts of ownership with a belief of “why would I need all that grief”. Early 2 strokes can be a challenge but ask any Scott owner and they will tell you that the Scott experience is something completely different. And from what I have learnt is that if you own a Scott it is nigh on heresy to own a 4 stroke as well.

With model names like the Squirrel, Flying Squirrel and Super

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19(something something) OEC , with flair

McSnotty and I were swanning about at the racing down at the Pukekohe racetrack last weekend and I spotted this OEC in the big Marquee. Its a fair way from Factory original 😉 but who cares, I think its awesome.

There wasn’t any supporting information with the motorcycle but every time i look at it I see more amazing examples of the thought, time and effort put into building this motorcycle. It might not be your cup of tea, but its still a remarkable feat.

Ive made these picture bigger than usual so you can see more. For even more

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