Monday, March 8, 2021

1921 Velocette Catalogue with some of the pix from Morton's Motorcycle Media during DQ & Gert Boll's archival trip to the UK in Nov. 2017

 My good friend Gert Boll from Germany and I have made numerous archival trip to the UK, taking in Mortons Media Archive in Horncastle, Lincs & theis post is of a 1921 Velocette Catalogue from Gert with some illustrations from Mortons who I acknowledge....

 













Ladies Model DL2


 
ACU 6 Day Trial 1921- Velocette team 3rd....L to R.... George Denly, S.J.Jones, Eugene Goodman.... 3 gold medals....


 

Friday, January 1, 2021

Another look at some of the pix from Morton's Motorcycle Media during DQ & Gert Boll's archival trip to the UK in Nov. 2017

 If you look at the index to my blog over on the RHS you'll see posts I've made with my good friend Gert Boll from Germany... we first started this in 2015 then 2016 and 2017.... Each year we visited Morton's Motorcycle Media in Hornchurch, Lincs., UK & liaised with the editor of "The Classic Motorcycle", James Robinson & Jane Skayman Morton's archivist in our Velocette research....

In this post I'm going to feature some of the little used scrapbooks from the late 1930's... made of brown paper sheeting and containing the unused photos taken during the IOM TT & some European GPs... you'll see they have indian ink hand numbering codes, but the index to these codes has been lost over the years to now, so we can only use other methods to identify these images.... this time I'm leaving it mostly to you to research the pix.... I'd welcome any comments you can make of the images by emailing me....

Dennis Quinlan...  vegavoxbanjo@gmail.com 

There are other images of drawing made by the artists employed by "The MotorCycle" and "MotorCycling".... they are of interest....

So stroll through some of the photos I took that year......




















IOM TT weigh in ..
Speedway..11.06.1936
Stanley Woods works Velocette  IOM TT
Ted Mellors, works Velocette, Ulster GP 1938
Velo Viceroy Hovercraft "The MotorCycle" 25.10.1966
Velocette Viceroy scooter at docks



Works DKW, Belgium GP 26.06.1938

1947 TT practice, factory TT Velocette

Amal Matchbox float chamber

Bob Currie 02.01.1967, Velo Venom special

 


Saturday, June 6, 2020

A second look at Maurie Pearson's mid 1950's photo albums... #2

As I said before, I've much more left in my archive to use...however this Covid-19 lock-down is as good a reason as any to continue.... Maurie Pearson was a motorcycle enthusiast living in Sydney who passed away some years back at a good age...I'd know him for many years and often wondered about any motorcycle photos he may have had.. I never followed it up, but fate dealt me a good blow when I was offered two volumes of the large photo albums he had made up, mostly from the period 1954 to around 1960 and I suspect the photos were purchased over the years from the publishers of "Motorcycling in NSW".  Some 100 pages or so with often 4 or 5 pics on each page they are a treasure trove I'm about to share with you, but not in any order. Dare I say it again...yes.... If you capture a photo for your use, please credit Maurie Pearson as the owner of same...
What have I this time for you?  H'm, I've posted some of these on a Facebook site... never mind..
 Well have some sidecars at Bathurst  & some solos at Bathurst 1957, 1958...
So again, that said, coffee in hand, scroll through this offering...
 Bob Mitchell.....
 Jack Ehret.....Bathurst 1958
 Sandy McCrea.....
 Orrie Salter...

3rd Junior, Keo Madden
 Barry Green...
Johnny Shanks...
Ken Rumble... 
 D.Cameron, 1957 Bathurst...
 Jack Jowett, 1957 Bathurst...
 Barry Hodgkinson...1957 Bathurst, Travelling Marshall...
 Bert Bayliss, 1957 Bathurst...
Start of the 1957 Junior TT, Bathurst...
 Start 1957 Bathurst practice...
 Junior TT, 1958, lower "esses"...

Typical list of title & good riders mid 1950's....