Saturday, November 8, 2008
European racing, featuring Velocette....
Yes my archive includes racing Velocette photos from Europe...
When I lived in London in 1974 and 75, I scoured older photographic sources...S.R.Keig Ltd in IOM, Keystone Press Agency and Fox Photos in London, the daily newspapers...So following are some examples, probably not seen before, although all were in the business of selling their photos to the motorcycling press of the day.....
First photo is Les Graham #91, at Sulby Bridge, IOM during Junior TT, June 5 1951, Fox Photo.
The second is Les Graham #20, during the 1951 Berne GP which he won, 28th May 1951. There was some problem at the time over no official Swiss GP, as racing was frowned on, hence the Berne GP....Keystone Press Agency Photo
The third is a Craig-ny-Baa, IOM, 1939 and shows Les Dear #14 and Guy Newman #18, both on new KTT Mk.8s during the Junior TT. June 12th 1939. Fox Photo.
The final shot is during the Swiss GP at Geneva, 19th May 1948 with Artie Bell #38, Norton ( the eventual winner) followed by David Whitworth #8 Velocette Mk.8 KTT. Keystone Press Agency Photo.
Acknowledgement is made to Keystone Press Agency and Fox Photos for the use of the photos illustrating this blog.
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