Big Ajay

Old Bike Australasia - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

I read with in­ter­est the ar­ti­cle on a tale of two cities, OBA 43. I loved the dou­ble page photo of Ces Weatherby on his AJS. The rea­son I am con­tact­ing you is I own a M2 AJS 1929. I have owned this bike for about 18 years and it came to me in pieces. Due to many other projects I had de­layed the restora­tion but last year fi­nally com­pleted my ‘Dry Build’ and had the mo­tor re­built, I now have the bike run­ning and it is com­plete, but it needs a run to sort out fi­nal ad­just­ments. Then an­other pull down to paint and nickel.

This bike (right) was found in Goul­burn, in pieces, which is on the Mel­bourne to Syd­ney high­way. I have pre­vi­ously tried to re­search Ces Weatherby and his life dur­ing which I found that a Ces Weatherby mar­ried a lo­cal girl from the town of Gun­ning. This all added up to me and I am try­ing to lo­cate in­for­ma­tion on what was the en­gine num­ber of this record set­ting bike. My bike has match­ing num­bers on the frame, gear­box and en­gine 50035. So I guess what I am look­ing for is there any records of who im­ported this bike and was it the one used for this race? I would be in­ter­ested on any in­for­ma­tion that you may be aware of or con­tacts, I only know of four, other M2 AJS through my con­tacts. Jeremy Knight Wol­lon­gong Email: kar­[email protected]­mail.com

The wa­ter-cooled, YPVS RZ 250. A gen­uine racer replica for the road. Con­grat­u­la­tions Roger, you’ll be re­ceiv­ing a Rari­tee Limited Edi­tion Clas­sic Bike t-shirt for your writ­ing ef­forts.

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