Nabiac Au­to­mo­tive Swap Meet

Old Bike Australasia - - CLASSIC COB -

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]­ 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.

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