Thursday 21 January 2010

Side valve racer

An intriguing photo sent to me by John in the UK;

"I thought that you may be particularly interested in the model shown in the attachment which will be next in line to restore to running order when I have finished those currently on the bench. You will see that it is unusual because, when it was used for racing, it was fitted with Rudge wheels and front forks. I understand that at that time the replacement forks were thought to provide better road holding than the original Druids and the wheels gave better braking. I am currently undecided whether to retain the modifications, as they go back to the early 1920s, or to refit original equipment."

Does anyone know more about the history of this machine?