Kiwis have always been innovative. Burt Munro, Kim Newcombe and John Britten are just a few that come to mind. But what of earlier motorcycle engineering geniuses in New Zealand? This is a 1919 Douglas that started out as a standard twin cylinder 2 3/4 hp side valve engine and was converted to an OHC […]
A few pages from a 1913 New Hudson sales brochure. Front page of catalogue. Even then motorcycles went fast. G Patterson Jnr even seemed to be impressing the spectators. It was these type of action shots that manufacturers and sponsors paid handsomely for to get the message out there that motorcycling was still
Getting out of bed at 6.30am I knew that this was going to be a great day. You know the sort of day, beautiful clear morning, not a cloud in the sky, birds singing and motorcycles to be ridden. Yep this was going to be Knobby and McSnottys (and friends) Big Day Out. A
The sort of thing that ended up hidden down the back on a garage wall, preserved for many years until somebody decided that it was worth putting away in a draw. Now 90 years old we can truely appreciate where some of our motorcycling history came from.