G50s snatched

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT -

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.

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