Old Bike Australasia

Corso Cowboys

- Michael Anderson Queensland

Two articles in OBA 97 brought back some memories, sadly of two persons who have passed. I bought a Dave Bickers replica Hawkstone from John Astley, my next door neighbour at the time. He told me this was an ex-John Burrows bike, bought back from UK. I later saw a photo in Motor Cyclist Illustrate­d of Burrows riding it with the number 84, the number it had when I bought it. On another subject, like Ken Goodman I also remember the days of the “Corso cowboys” and kegs at sites along Mona Vale Road.

 ?? ?? ABOVE Riding can be thirsty work, as this photograph from the ‘fifties illustrate­s. LEFT John Burrows on his Greeves, possibly the one acquired by reader Michael Anderson.
ABOVE Riding can be thirsty work, as this photograph from the ‘fifties illustrate­s. LEFT John Burrows on his Greeves, possibly the one acquired by reader Michael Anderson.

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