Friday, August 15, 2008

P & R Williams "fishing" specials.....

During the late 1940s and into the early 1950s, employees of P & R Williams Pty Ltd, the NSW Velocette distributors had a fishing weekender on the beach at Tea Gardens north of Sydney..actually is was one of the numerous shacks built at the time on the sand dunes behind the beach, either unknown to the local government authorities or ignored by them.

Fishing was great at the time...check out the size of the fish in the photos and of course the beach was long, miles of sand and transport needed to get to the best fishing spot that day...accordingly Dave Jenkins and Don Bain fitted special rims to the rear of some motorcycles, utilising car tyres which traversed the loose sand well.
Don Bain and Dave Jenkins were champion motorcycle racers and both won title events at the annual Easter Motorcycles races at Bathurst NSW.

Interesting specials.....

Left click on the images to enlarge.


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