Still they come

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT -

GARY CRO­TON spied some­thing very in­ter­est­ing re­cently:

On 22nd May I was driv­ing through a round­about in Wan­garatta, Vic­to­ria when a car and bike trailer went past in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. I nearly dis­lo­cated my neck when I saw that on the trailer was an orig­i­nal, un­re­stored, stored-in-a-shed for 30 years, Vin­cent Se­ries C. To cut a long story short, I risked be­ing a stalker and fol­lowed the bike. Turned out it is owned by a Tim Bo­d­i­narr, and Tim was headed to Ken Lu­cas’ place, who is go­ing to tidy the bike up for him. The essence of the story is that Tim’s fa­ther bought the bike new (amongst many other de­lec­ta­ble bikes). Tim’s Dad took the bike to Shadow spec­i­fi­ca­tions and (al­beit very briefly) held an Aus­tralian Land Speed record on the bike. It has been sit­ting in the shed for 30 years, com­plete and un­touched. Ken’s view was just clean it up, start it up and ride it and he planned to have it on dis­play at the an­nual Win­ton His­toric meet­ing.

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