My father-in-law Albert Stewart has a 1971 works BSA B50 that, after a bit of digging, was believed to be one of those in the Von Herestien collection.
A couple of years ago we were racing at the Classic des Nations in Reading when Albert met Jeff Smith and showed him a few pictures that, at the time, we thought might be one of his bike. Jeff was eager to have a look at the bike, but it was back home in Northern Ireland, at which point Jeff stated we might have ‘ something special’ there.
Albert is coming over as always for the show and asked if any of the lads could bring it over with them (which they can). As stated in the last copy of CDB you are going to put on a collection of 1971 BSA work bikes and Albert wondered if you would like to include it.
I also believe Jeff Smith is attending and could give us a bit more insight, as from that conversation a Reading he believed he may have had a hand in building it.
Ian Young Email
That’s a great looking bike and one we should be having in the magazine Ian.