Gasper cards

Old Bike Australasia - - BLOW YOUR OWN -

‘Thrillseek­ers’ were cards given free when buy­ing Cham­pion to­bacco prod­ucts in 1929. One shows Vic Hux­ley (“head­ing for the che­quered flag in a fi­nal for the Sil­ver Hel­met, af­ter a su­perb piece of work at the last bend”), while rider of the out­fit is prob­a­bly still re­cov­er­ing! I have read your book Along for the Ride a re­ally great read. I started my ride about four years be­fore you in Mel­bourne. There were just as many char­ac­ters on and off the tracks them days as what you had in and around Syd­ney. My first bike was a 350 Match­less with no rear sus­pen­sion, a very or­di­nary front end and a big lump of al­loy and cast iron in the mid­dle. Very Kluge’s bike (and one of the spare ma­chines) was fit­ted with swing­ing arm rear sus­pen­sion, but the other spare ma­chine was a rigid frame model, as is this one. The rigid was owned by Eric Wil­liams for many years, and at least one of the swing­ing arm mod­els stayed here, pass­ing through many hands

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