Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Velobanjogent's off on a different tack for this and several posts... I've early copies of Australian Motorcycles magazines from around 1936 through to the later 1950's...so I'm going to feature advertisements from the dealers of the time for new motorcycles and other products....

This post will feature advertisements from "Motorcycling in Australia", Vol.1 No.11, which is February 1948.....
It will be part of a series from a selection of the many of these Australian motorcycle magazines from 1936 onward...
We'll look at dealer adverts for the various motorcycle brands available at that time...likely of greater interest to my Australian blog followers, but I'm sure the rest of you will get something from them...
Interesting the use cover for the front cover, inner front and inner rear covers illustrated, even if they only used red and green!
Read on...!



















Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Velobanjogent has many small folders in his archive and this is of Northern Ireland Road Races in 1946....

 Perusing one of my small folders in my archive I've come across some interesting photos, varying in quality, but super historic of road racing in Northern Ireland in 1945/1946, as it contains photos taken at races in Northern Ireland in 1945/46. Included are Bangor Castle July 1945 (war still in the Far East) Ulster MCC Ulster 100 Victory Road Race only held once in September 1945 with  Artie Bell # 3 winner 500 Class, Rex McCandless 2nd also Cromie McCandless # 14 after finishing he won Novice's Class on Beniel must have been it's debut ! #2 of 1939 KTT Vic Willoughby winner on a 350 Velocette Ulster Road Race Clady 1946 and Ernie Lyons # 14 first outing for that machine retired.

Now  these photos are via Dave & Joan Crawford of Northern Ireland, who in 2012 visited a friend Billy Chambers and they are from his photo album.
He's happy for me to post them on my webblog but of course we give full credit to him and as usual I'm not unhappy at folk capturing some...BUT..I'm real cranky when you don't acknowledge Billy Chambers and if you don't take the description of the photo as well...so we all know who the photo refers to...
There...the Velobanjogent has jumped off his soapbox and lets look at some pix.... 


I'm having trouble with the text into the post...so I'll leave it for a day and come back....please revisit the site again....






These following two pages are what the album looked like....


The following scans are in B&W from the Crawfords...
Below #47, unknown rider in 1945 Ulster 100



September 1945 Ulster 100 programme


 Rex McCandless and T.E.Seymour.

 Artie Bell, winner, Lisbon 100, Northern Ireland.
1946,N-Irish races, CTS #34 unknown rider, KTT Velo, #35 unknown rider....

 Above coming down from the programme.....
Rex McCandless and T.E. Seymour.
Artie Bell, winner of the Lisbon 100
1946 Northern Ireland event riders unknown, #34 and #35
Then...
Ernie Lyons, GP Triumph,#14, 1946 Ulster 100 road race at Clady. 
Then below...#2 J.Hayes, Rudge, Clady 1946 Ulster road race.
Then...Vic Willoughby #30 Velocette mk.8 KTT winner of 350 event 1946 Ulster road race, Clady circuit.
Then #34 Rex McCandless on prototype pre-featherbed frame, 1946 Ulster road races.
 Well, that's all for this post....another coming in the near future..
 
 

 
 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Velobanjogents back in 2017 with a post on archival photos from a late friend's collection...Gary Ross. He was always keen to start a blog such as mine but sadly it never eventuated...

Gary Ross was a lifelong friend of mine, pictured left at the Australian Velo OC "Fagan Park" display day in 2012 who had a passion for motorcycling in the 1920's & 30's, especially JAP engined machines...Brough, Zenith OEC etc...and he sadly passed away in late 2014...his collection of Broughs were auctioned by Bonham's UK at the Stafford Show in October 2015 which I attended and did several posts on...  
Gary was an avid motorcycle historian/researcher and collector of early photos and literature....I've many of them from his computer and while he used a computer he wasn't that computer savvy and many are sadly unlabelled....
Lets start on this first of some posts from his archive with some Brough stuff...as said mostly unlabelled and left by me as such with the odd comment...perhaps you can assist...












 George Brough waves a client off, perhaps on his new or recently serviced Brough outside the BS works...
 Alan Bruce's record breaker Brough Superior from mid 1930's




Bruce's record breaker with Bruce centre and to his left Phil Irving

 Broughs at Brooklands...