Sunday, April 20, 2008

FIRE in your workshop…the damaged UK Nat.M/cycle Museum Velos.

Grahame Rhodes sifts for Velocette parts in a devastated Museum hall.

I guess we all have our heads in the sand when it comes to the possibility of damage, to the extent of total damage , to the motorcycles we cherish and keep in our workshops.

Ex. Eric Oliver Mk.8 KTT

The 1961 24 Hr. Venom record Breaker

As a reminder and it really is a stark reminder, as many will not have seen these photographs before, taken by Ivan Rhodes, when he answered the call to attend to the fire ravaged National Motor Cycle Museum near Coventry, UK in October 2003.

These are the examples of the Velocettes that were destroyed, some to date have latterly risen from the ashes, but the fact remains that they really are only a replica of the destroyed bike.
The pictures tell the story… factory Velocette racers and the 24 hr. record breaking Venom….
Ex. Stanley Woods, Australian Tour 500cc SOHC, e/no. MT5002

500cc SOHC MT5002

The resurrected Record Breaker...

Left click on the photos to enlarge.

Get smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in your workshop/garage and protect your bikes!

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