A Match­less mo­ment

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT -

From Barry Tay­lor in Bris­bane comes this lit­tle gem: This is the Match­less G12 CSR that Mark­well Broth­ers gave to Tony Ed­wards to race at Lake­side in 1961 I be­lieve. To say he stunned a lot of rac­ers on the day would have been an un­der­state­ment. He set lap records and was just about un­beat­able on the day. Reg Clough bought it off Mark­well’s and had it for many years. Willy Knight now owns the mo­tor­cy­cle and I think it only has 8,000 odd miles on it. Johnny Fooks, the boxer, had a G12 CSR in the day, when hav­ing the fastest bike around town was a big deal. No Bon­neville, BSA Rocket or Nor­ton beat Fooks for quite some time.

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