Over the years there have been many interesting articles written about early motoring/motorcycling in New Zealand. The problem is that most have disappeared into the dusty archives of historical libraries or into skip bins full of old waste paper to be recycled for more newer interesting articles on motoring. They call it the full circle. […]
The Barnstormers library has slowly been amassing some more photographs of early motorcycling in New Zealand and it is about time to do something with them. We have arranged a selection of interesting machines and riders, in a few the quality is not what a lot of people would expect however some are over 100
Good quality photographs of early motorcycling groups are quite hard to find, so when this scene came our way I definitely thought that it was worth sharing. The photograph was taken outside the Fielding Post Office about 1912 (a general consensus amongst a few knowledgeable people). The period chosen is centered around the riding gear
Time is definitely marching on for our old hobby, and with it more and more of the pictorial past is disappearing. We have managed to put up a few more period photographs of the early years including an interesting page from a photograph album from 1929. Enjoy…………….
We here at Barnstormers love hearing from, and about those who rode before us. Here’s an article written by Les Elmer about his Dad, Arthur, and a couple of his exploits as a pioneer motorcyclist. Les also kindly provided us with an article on the history of his S29-19 BSA here. Thanks Les My Dad,