Nabiac Automotive Swap Meet
It is getting near that time of the year again for our swap meet which is held in the grounds at the rear of the National Motorcycle Museum, 33 Clarkson Street, Nabiac. Traders will be allowed in from noon on Saturday, buyers from 7.00am on Sunday 31st July. There is a good roll up assured of traders with several coming from interstate. Admission for buyers is $2. Site bookings scan be made by phone (02) 6553 9442 9.30am to 3.00pm daily or email chain[email protected]mail.com. Camping permitted.
One new trader to Nabiac is Chris Wood who specialises in car and motorcycle books, both new and preloved as well as magazines. Although not yet confirmed but an associate of his, Paul Manton is considering attending. He was fortunate to have acquired approximately 600 new original British motorcycle brochures. These were purchased from the great granddaughter of one of the Williams brothers. They were acquired during a time when they traded as Williams Bros before Percy and Reg. came to be P. & R. Williams, 74 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney and were Velocette and AJS agents as well as selling other makes. Not only did they retain brochures for their own makes of machines but collected those from other agencies as well. These are all in good new condition and include magazines issued by Douglas for their distributors, Douglas Racing Tuning books and an overview of the 1920-1 racing season written by Douglas employees. Other brochures and include Sunbeam, Triumph, BSA, Scott, Levis, New Imperial and Dunelt as well as 1924 to 1931 Indian material. These are available to purchase and Paul and he can be contacted on (02) 4575 0212 or 0429 650 348. Absolutely priceless and a very unusual find.
ABOVE Peter Watson with his ex-Roy East Matchless Metisse. RIGHT Mark Birkett from the Snowy Mountains region with his 1971 CR 400 Husqvarna. He told me it is a Steve McQueen Replica.
ABOVE Some of the original brochures acquired by Paul Manton.