To add my contribution to the great story in OBA 74 on the AJS R10 used for so long by Tasmanian, Geoff Martin. My copies of the monthly 1955-56 Tasmanian Motor Trade Journal has a column written by “Megaphone”. Megaphone was Tasmanian Motor Cycle Club Vice-President Trevor Jowett who along with his brother Wilf were Jowett Bros, the Launceston AJS dealer. The question mark is that the bike mentioned is referred to as a “G10” not an “R10” but it sounds like the bike in question as not that many came to the state. Through his columns Trevor, or as most knew him as ETH, regularly profiled riders. The second one he did was North West Coast rider Rod Metcalf. Toward the top of the long profile came this passage... “Rod doesn’t list the age at which he first bestrode a motor cycle, but it must have been quite early, as he comes from a family possessed of the motor cycle urge. Our contributor “Megaphone” assures me that he can recall Rod riding a 1924 350 side valve A.J.S., flat tank, small tyres and all, early in 1927, probably inherited from his elder brothers Lawrie or Edgar, both of whom now conduct an engineering business in Perth W.A., where they have lived since the early thirties. Through them he acquired his first fast machine, a 1926 498 o.h.v. racing model A.J.S., the famous old “G10,” later to become the successive property of Trevor Jowett, Lindsay Cameron, Ev. Sadlier, Neil Brough, Ev. Sadlier again, Allan Vernon, and others on which he appeared in a Green’s Beach speed trial in 1931, to record a speed of 88.2m.p.h. In 1932 at Baker’s Beach, he managed to raise the speed to 93.7m.p.h.” Many months later in a profile on Ev. Sadlier he included these passages, “Next on the list came a mount already mentioned in a similar article on Rod Metcalf, the famous old 1926 “G10” (factory racing model) A.J.S. and this then gave place to a 1936 495 O.H.V.”. The Sadlier competition experience commenced in 1938, at Baker’s Beach with the old “G10,” when he was unplaced at 90.9 m.p.h. but his first placed ride was at the same venue when on the Stevens, he ran third in the speed trial in 1946 at the same speed.” As to the Mole Creek model, ETH a few more issues later mentions two Mole Creek competitors in Norm Kelly (498 Triumph Tiger 100) and Oxley Richards (495 BSA Twin) and then welcomes new member G. Richardson (500 AJS Springer). Frank Hallam was the manager of Repco’s retail parts shop called Replacement Parts in Paterson St (opposite The Examiner office). His, and fellow worker George Wade’s, mechanical talent was such that they moved to Melbourne to head up the Jack Brabham Repco engine project. Wade was to eventually leave and set up Wade Cams. Ken Young Launceston, Tas.