Thursday, 24 April 2014

More Pics from Kempton

More of them!
 Honda MTX
 Royal Enfield and a Speedway bike
 Speedway Machine
 Puch two stroke

 Sidecar outfit project
 Greeves dirt bike

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Red Marley best in show

Went to Red Marley hillclimb. It was awesome. Loads of rad bikes. This was my favorite bike there, unfortunately I did not see it run. Maybe next time. It is a supercharged JAP sidevalve engine in a modified bsa frame, with a bit of a speedway rear hoop. All the work has been done to the highest standard too. Nice bike.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Kempton march 2014

more of  the goods
 JAP grasstrack bike

 miniscule motobecane
 Vintage "Dollar" motorcycle

Friday, 18 April 2014

More Kempton

Bikes from the trapse fest kempton
 suzuki two stroke. Kettle??
 Ariel red hunter??
 sunbeam vintage motorcycle
 classic ktm
 old sidevalve nail
 matchless grid
 rae modified yamaha (i think)
 Silk 700

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Kempton stuff

Some of the Kempton grids march 2014


 xr600 tecnosel

 honda xr 600r

yamaha xt

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

"Coles" modified grasstrack/speedway engine??

A few years back I found this modified BSA B33 long stroke engine whilst helping the late Captain Maurice Seddon at his house. I was interested in the engine because all the cooling fins had been removed. the engine was empty, but in the cases there was a high compression piston and a valve. I wondered where the engine came from and who modified it, and what it's history was. I was quite pleased when I went to Kempton autojumble this weekend and saw this grasstrack bike there, sporting an engine that was modified in a very similar way. I know some of the older guys I have spoken to say this was a common modification "back in the days" (converting b33 engines and such to run on alchohol for competition) but being from a different generation I have not seen any of these.The owner of this grasstrack bike at Kempton said it was a "Coles" engine. Theis makes me wonder weather the engine in Seddons yard was also a "coles" engine. The pictures here are of the grasstrack bike, and the old engine I saw at Seddons.