BARRY GRA­HAM, 68

1952 AJS 350

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - FEATURE -

I’ve had this bike since the early ’80s, I’ve had bikes since I was 15 – they were the ru­ina­tion of my school life. I grew up in Townsville. I was a West End boy. Hedley Cook and I were in the same grade at high school. I raced mo­tor­bikes, speed­way, and had a lit­tle flir­ta­tion with drag rac­ing a 750 Nor­ton, I’ve had a go at most things, it’s all good fun. We have yearly re­li­a­bil­ity events, but with the age of some of those bikes you’ve got to be lucky to get there I sup­pose, you never know which bit’s go­ing to fail next. I’ve got fewer bikes than I’ve ever had at the mo­ment, prob­a­bly about eight or 10. It used to be 16 ... This AJS is my short dis­tance weapon. For longer runs I ride the 1956 BSA 650. I can’t ever see me with a new mo­tor­bike.

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