Slowly following on from the pt2 of the Sammy's Museum postings here are a few more snaps of various delectable machines from the collection.
|In the foreground an 1898 Quadrant bicycle that|
was motorised in 1900. An interesting bicycle
with shaft drive instead of chain to which a
French Brutus engine of 1.5hp was added.
|1926 Dunelt 250cc two stroke. A Model K|
with Dunelt's patented supercharged two stroke
|Gorgeous 1948 Zenith. Fitted with a 750cc JAP motor back|
in the day these were hideously outdated as they were
essentially pre-war bikes. Nowadays however hugely
|Close up on the Zenith's JAP power plant.|
|W E Brough flat twin. Made by George Brough's|
(of Brough Superior fame) father.
|Sweet Itom 50cc racer with massively raucous|
short megaphone exhaust.
|The Chater-Lea's motor has an overhead face|
|Absolutely awesome 1914 Packer board track racer. 1000cc,|
three valves per cylinder and overhead cam desmodromic
(yes desmodromic just like Ducati!) valve operation.
|Close up on the Packer's valve gear.|
|All alloy (frame included!) 1951 BSA A7 special made by Ernie|
Earles of Earles forks fame and ridden in the TT practice 1952
but not, I believe, in the actual race.
|If looks alone could win races the Earles A7|
would be a world champ.
|Gorgeous hand hammered finish on a racing DKW's|
petrol tank. 1953 3 cylinder two stroke,
|Four radial valves, double overhead cams and twin carbs|
on this 1934 Excelsior 250cc 'Mechanical Marvel'.
|Possibly my favourite bike in the racing hall, a 1927 ex works|
|Stunning petrol tank on the TT Triumph.|
|A fantastic piece of memorobilia, Eric Fernihough's streamlined|
helmet that he used in record breaking attempts through the '30s.