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02-12-2011, 11:50 AM
One of my goals while over here in the UK was to see a Brough Superior, favorite of confirmed bachelor T.E. Lawrence. I had never seen one in person before.
They have tens of them including 6 or 7 SS100's. They're all amazing

02-12-2011, 12:06 PM
One of the sexiest marques in the world, Vincent
Again, had never seen one in real life before. The museum have 10's of these as well.
From the Grey Flash, Black Lightning to the Rapide.
To the Black Shadow.
All in different trim.

02-12-2011, 12:17 PM
Anyone want to start a vintage trials match?
Dad's favorite, a couple of Norton P11's. Scarmbler pipes, low cocktail shakers, whatever you want.
My favorite, Norton Manx. Did you know that "Manx" was a factory abreviation for "I.O.Man" which was in of itsself an abreviation of Isle Of Man?
Excelsior (/Henderson). Just a few.

02-12-2011, 12:32 PM
Opposite ends of the spectrum. I like to go around corners myself.
But I imagine a blistering 1/4 mile has its appeal as well. Anything with conjoined motors is cool.
After seeing my friend Billy's Matchy I've really developed a soft spot for them. Everything about them looks "right"
Dig the color on polished alloy. The Brough's have this as well. How do they manage to keep the paint on (when everyone says it won't stick)?
NUT (Newcastle-upon-Tyne). Check out them crazy pipes man!
I also picked up a couple of postcards. Paul, Chris (Gas), and Tele, PM me with your address and I'll send you one from London.


Gas Man
02-12-2011, 05:52 PM
We all hate you Chris...

Did you see the top gear episode when Hammond rides the Black Shadow... too funny.

02-12-2011, 08:27 PM
Chris LIVES, been sending P.M.'s and messages for two months and no word.

02-13-2011, 05:11 AM
Chris, I did see that episode. He rode from Luton to Edinburgh (?), while James drove an XK120 and Jeremy rode a steam train. That's a brutal 8 hour drive but I'd take 2 out of the trhee (don't tell Trainman, I'm not a fan).

Yeah I'm alive and even responded to a PM but it may have been when the site was migrating.

This joint is biker Valhalla. Smooth twisty country roads, mild rideable winters. More KTM & BMW's than billet barges (no offense intended Chris) and never further than 20 miles from a pub. Most of which will let your dog in but not the neighbors kids!

Don't worry though, I'm suffering just like you. I haven't ridden anything over here, at all. I've missed 3 or 4 meet-ups and rides because of work travel.

Since every thread is worthless without pics... Cheers

Gas Man
02-13-2011, 10:51 PM
I still hate you Chris. Cheers mate!

02-14-2011, 04:17 AM
I finally found T.E. Lawrence's (Lawrence of Arabia) Brough. In the Imperial War Museum, London.


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Gas Man
05-04-2011, 02:23 PM
Monday... I repeat Monday May 2nd

I received the post card Chris300s sent me from here.

On its face was a sticker.

Royal Mail
The sender of this item applied insufficient Airmail postage, so we diverted it to an alternative service.
The may have caused delay.

So Chris... when did you send the postcard? LOL

05-04-2011, 05:09 PM
Mine arrived today, May 4th, same sticker, think it came in by boat!

Gas Man
05-04-2011, 11:47 PM
What row boat?

05-07-2011, 08:19 PM
Monday... I repeat Monday May 2nd

I received the post card Chris300s sent me from here.

On its face was a sticker.

So Chris... when did you send the postcard? LOL

January 30th? Some family members got them last week. I think that those were given to the hotel desk to mail, they charged me for the postage too!


Gas Man
05-11-2011, 01:18 AM
Well they screwed the pooch on it.