Regrettably, there has been yet another brazen robbery involving rare classic motorcycles. In preparation for an up-coming auction of a large proportion of his fabulous collection, well known historic racing personality Ken Lucas was having the bikes photographed at his property at Wangaratta in early January. When Ken and photographer Colin Rosewarne took a break, the felons moved in and quickly made off with two Matchless G50s. Colin Rosewarne said, “Yes, sad but the case with the ever-growing prestige/rare thefts now is that they are targeted, well planned and executed with, in many cases, a pre-booked crate and flown out of the country within hours of being stolen. Massive Asian collections pay big bucks and sadly equal a one-way ticket. Funnily enough, there are many extremely rare bikes there that they didn’t touch, so somebody must have been chasing a set of G50 bookends.” Victoria Police are investigating the theft, and urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Ken Lucas with one of his G50s.