The full Comerfords story is for another day, but the company which was started in 1924 by Teddy Comerford has been a very prolific and important player in the off-road world through its motorcycle dealership which was based on Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton in Surrey. Names synonymous with the sport of trials include Gordon Farley, Don Howlett, Martin Lampkin, Reg May, Sammy Miller, Bernie Schreiber, Bert Thorn, Jock Wilson and Yrjo Vesterinen to name but a few. Well known as the Bultaco importers they were also involved in the conversion of both the BSA Bantam and the Triumph Tiger Cub to be sold as Comerfords models, which we take a brief look at in this article.
Trials transport 1967 style. Cyril Quantrill, Editor of Motorcyclist Illustrated and joint founder of Motor Cycle News is the man with a flat cap. Comerfords Competition Manager Gordon Farley ‘wheelies’ the BSA Bantam. CLASSIC TRIAL MAGAZINE 2017 • ISSUE 22 Cyril Quantrill dips the front wheel of the Tiger Cub into the water.