Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
- Doug Earle, who raced Zenith bikes at Brooklands in 1938, created this bike in later life as a replica of a 1930s Outer Circuit racer and sidecar.
- It is likely that he used the bike for dirt/grass track racing post war. He then remodelled it with period style fuel (methanol) and oil tanks. The motorcycle and sidecar streamlined in hand beaten aluminium, streamlining on the front forks remains.
- In the 1960s he was well known for his immaculately prepared Douglas sprinter, which competed with the "Boy" Tubb Grindlay-Perrless in appearance.
- In 1928, Bill Lacey, riding a 500cc Grindlay Peerless at Brooklands, became the first person to ride 100 miles an hour on a british track.
- The following year 5 or 6 replicas were built, one of which was bought by Edmond "Boy" Tubb in 1936.
- E.C.E. "Ted" Baragwanath rebuilt the engine for Edmond. Eith this new found power he went on to win his Gold Star at 102mph.
Friday, 8 April 2011
125 Grand Prix, Sachsenring, East Germany (Sunday 11 July 1971)
Oil on Board (60cm x 40cm)
Based on photo from the Bauer Archive
"The Maicos of Borje Jansson and Dieter Braun lead Barry Sheene and Angel Neito, but it was Neito who Finally took the Win. 125 GP racing has always been spectacular, yet the 2011 Season will be its last." Alan Seeley
ORIGINAL PIECE FOR SALE is please contact me for sales.
PRINTS are also available. Any size printed to order.