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Old Bike Australasia - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

The great article on the SR500 Yamaha (OBA 73) brought back many mem­o­ries of when it was re­leased and in par­tic­u­lar the advertisin­g poster drawn by the very tal­ented Alan Puck­ett. My friends and I ini­tially thought it was a bit of a stretch to as­so­ciate the Yamaha with all those fine clas­sic British sin­gles, that is un­til you re­alise the chap rid­ing the Matchy with­out a hel­met and sport­ing a huge grin is ac­tu­ally on a twin. Well done Alan. PS, he also looks a bit like your old friend Michael Robin­son. Doug Fraser. Car­rum Downs, Vic. Doug. I think you will find on closer in­spec­tion the Match­less in the poster is ac­tu­ally a ‘six­ties era 350cc unit con­struc­tion sin­gle, and it is the late Michael Robin­son in the sad­dle. All these bikes were pho­tographed in the tiny back yard of my house in Cam­meray (North Syd­ney) and Alan Puck­ett then did the illustrati­ons in his stu­dio in Hunters Hill. – Ed

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