Comer­fords

Classic Trial - - CLASSIC MACHINES CONVERSIONS - Words: Yoomee and Don Morley • Pic­tures: Brian Holder

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.

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