Monday, May 22, 2017

Vintage Revival Montlhery 2017 part 3

Hopefully you're not tired of pictures from the Vintage Revival yet as here are some more.......

This 1919 GN /1908 JAP v8 aero engine
hybrid was put together in the late '90s and
was probably the most photographed vehicle of
the event.

And no wonder for it is a truly amazing beast
and very photogenic to boot.

Attention to detail is top level. At vintage car events there
seems to be a big trend for 'false' patination - ie making something
look unrestored and old when it is perhaps neither. Some manage
to pull this look off with aplomb others less so. The GN JAP
certainly does wear it's clothes just so.

Tim Gunn of Gunn and Co brought along this Cyclemaster
built up in a style that I guess you might call rat rod cyclemotor.
It gave me a few ideas but I should shy away from any more
projects, enough on the go already!

Tim Gunn also brought along this faux veteran powered by a
Chinese cyclemotor engine. It looked the part and ran nicely.

Sweet detail on the cyclemotor petrol tank.

Detail on a Bedelia cyclecar.

And the steering on a Bedelia. It genuinely
could not be simpler. Sorry the pic is the wrong
way round, for some reason blogger just wanted
to put it that way..

Drive belt on the Bedelia.

And rear view. An incredibly narrow track.

And the full beast. Looks like fun!

Unusual to see a blue Indian.

Unknown and very diminutive cyclecar.

A strange beast. The badge on the bonnet says

Motive force for the Villand is a JAP v twin
unit driving through the front wheel by chain
with hub centre steering.

The drive arrangement on the Villand in close up.

This garish early veteran says 'Fulmen Helvitia' on its crankcase.
Obviously way off original but a fun bike and good to see being
used. In fact it gave me some ideas for my basket case 1904
Quadrant though I wouldn't perhaps go as far as to paint it yellow.

Peugeot Paris-Nice.

Motosacoche ioe v twin.

Koehler Escoffier veteran era ohv v twin. Gorgeous.

Another Monet et Goyon Automouche.

Also by Monet & Goyon, this invalid tricycle being given a
mild push by a Wall Autowheel produced under license by
Monet & Goyon.

Monet & Goyon certainly produced some strange contraptions
in their time. This BMA (bicyclette a moteur auxiliaire - or
cyclemotor as we know them in English) utilises the same
Wall Autowheel motor in a willfully odd frame. I like it though.
Check out the front suspension - it is in the steerer tube and
somewhat peculiarly leaves the handlebars unsprung.

View of the Monet & Goyon's inlet over exhaust
Autowheel motor.

This Peugeot also gave me some ideas for my
Quadrant. Sweet looking bike that on first glance
looks to be very original and perhaps unrestored.
However close up reveals that it probably
was built from a basket case with quite a number
of newly made parts to replace those missing. The
new parts may not be as to original but they are in
a period style and the end effect is very nice.

Very grand veteran New Hudson v twin.

Veteran Griffon v twin.

A pair of veteran BSAs being started up. The one to the fore
was in exceptionally original condition.

Rene Gillet v twin.

Neracar in front of the Rene Gillet.

Stunning AJS R10 combo as seen out on the track.

French MGC with an unusual aluminium frame. The tank and
top spine of the frame is one large casting.


  1. Best entry yet in the series! All wonderful machines but for some reason the Bedelia is my favorite.

    1. Thanks David. Yes, the Bedelia is a wonderful device. I don't think a car could possibly be closer to a motorcycle or even bicycle than the Bedelia!