South of England RealClassic
Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble
Sunday 25th October 2009
Best Pre 1946
1st Dave Bushell : 1938 Scott Proto-Type. With the present owner for 46 years, bought for £15=00. Produced in 1938, this machine is one of only 4 made, supplied to Kitsons (London) to test the market prior to the launch of the Clubman Special in 1939. Cost new was £105=00, with rear suspension.
2nd Dick Leaver : 1928 Matchless V2. A sporting machine, originally marketed by Matchless with a guaranteed speed of 85 mph.
Best 1946 – 1959
1st Mr Agate : 1959 AJS Model 18. First seen at a small bike meeting behind a pub, an approach was made to the then owner, which was taken up a year or so later. Bought already restored, first registered 30 September 1959.
2nd Mr Brinkley 1952 Triumph Trophy TR5. The TR5 was Triumph's first production trial bike, the model was introduced in 1948.
Best 1960 – 1969
1st Ian Avery : BSA 1963 DBD34 Gold Star. With original frame and engine numbers as delivered from the BSA factory on 18th January 1963. Fully restored.
2nd Mr J Drew : 1969 Triumph Trident T150. A nice original example of this triple-cylinder machine, just imported from Florida.
Best 1970 on
1st Dave Hawes : 1978 Laverda Jota. One owner from new, it has covered over 90,000 miles. Used to tour Europe. In original unrestored condition.
2nd Lloyd Benton : 1977 Kawasaki Z900 A4. Total ground-up restoration over a 12 month period using refurbished original parts as much as possible. Period twin-disc conversion & American spec rear mudguard. The machine is a Z900 A4 but painted in Z1B colours. Used regularly.
Best Competition/ Special
1st Mr Leone : 1971 Moto Morini. Moto Morini is one of Italy's oldest motorcycle manufacturers.
2nd Mr R Gardiner : 1967 BSA Cheney Victor.
1st Mrs Sybil De Bidaph : 1934 Indian 4-cylinder. After Indian purchased the manufacturing rights of Ace, the 4-cylinder engine was refined. Fitted with a period sidecar.
2nd Mr D Johnson :1955 Vincent Black Prince. Very original, found in the previous owner's front room after 31 years. Rebuilt but not restored, with all the original nuts & bolts retained. Only 132 of the Black Prince model were made, this is the 19th from last Vincent ever produced. Taken to Canada in 2003 for a Rally, and drove round the Rockies for 10 days.
1st Mr Leone : 1961 Motom. Fitted with a 4-speed gearbox, with a power output of 16 BHP.
2nd Michelle Evans : 1972 Yamaha FS1E SS. Restored in 2007 for the Ace Café London. Painted in black as a tribute to commemorate the 15th Annual Rockers Reunion. Featured on the Ace Café website picture gallery.
1st Mr Chris Harris : 1936 Brough Superior SS80. With a top speed of 80mph, the side-valve SS80 cost £90=00 when new, and was described thus: "The new SS80 is positively the quietest motorcycle on the road. The way it eats up the mileage with absolute absence of effort makes long journeys a thrill and a pleasure"
2nd Mr H Ward : 1931 Norton Model 18. Restored in 1989 from boxes found in a loft & been on the road ever since. It has a close ratio gearbox , external valve springs & is fitted with an early saddle tank. Fitted with left-hand exhaust, which was not produced for very long.
1st Graham Kerr : 1948 Harley Davidson WL. Restored in 1997/8 by Peter Green. Always a civilian bike, not a de-commissioned army machine as many were. With 3-speed gearbox & hand-change jockey-shift foot clutch. Single leading shoe brakes not very effective, but will still do 70mph on a good day!
2nd Peter Koren : 1979 Ducati XR900 Bevel Drive Street Tracker. Built by the owner from a neglected 1978 Ducati 900 GTS. Many parts were specially fabricated, including the tank, seat, side panels & exhausts.
Best Club Stand
Francis Barnett Owner’s Club. An interesting display of machines, nicely presented.
Real Classic Award
Mr D Charrington : 1952 Sunbeam S8. The engine is an in-line, air-cooled twin, with all-alloy construction. Shaft-drive transmission.