Char­ter­house auc­tion­eers wel­come George Beale

Classic Bike Guide - - Clas­sic News -

RACER, RE­STORER AND REPLICA builder George Beale has joined the ranks of ex­perts at clas­sic and vin­tage mo­tor­cy­cle and car auc­tion­eers Char­ter­house.

“Con­trary to com­mon be­lief, George has not re­tired but has joined us,” said Char­ter­house’s Matthew Whit­ney. “He has a life­time of ex­pe­ri­ence, during which time he has con­signed five of the top 25 mo­tor­cy­cles auc­tioned in the world for clients and holds the high­est price for a client’s Brough Su­pe­rior SS100 sold at auc­tion.”

George has al­ways been a com­peti­tor, whether on two wheels or four. His sport­ing ca­reer started in 1965, when he com­peted in mo­tor­cy­cle tri­als and scram­bles, and con­tin­ues to­day – he was a class win­ner in the 2018 Gor­don Ben­nett Clas­sic Car Rally. In be­tween, he started restor­ing and col­lect­ing mo­tor­cy­cles in 1970, be­came a Yamaha dealer from 1976-81, owned Europe’s big­gest pri­vate mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing team from 197881, com­peted in the leg­endary Mille Miglia in 2010 and was sales di­rec­tor at H&H Clas­sic Auc­tions 2005-18.

He has built a range of clas­sic rac­ing repli­cas in­clud­ing Match­less G50s, seven

AJS 7r repli­cas, a num­ber of Benelli fours and half-a-dozen six-cylin­der RC174 Honda rac­ers. Honda bought one de­spite the eye-wa­ter­ing £400,000 price tag.

Char­ter­house are now ac­cept­ing en­tries for their busy pro­gramme of spe­cial­ist auc­tions, with clas­sic and vin­tage mo­tor­cy­cles at The Haynes In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Mu­seum on Wed­nes­day May 6; clas­sic cars at The Royal Bath & West Show­ground on Sun­day, June 21 and the Isle of Man Clas­sic TT auc­tion on Au­gust 30.

George Beale can be con­tacted on 07808 159149 or via email on gb@char­ter­house­auc­ – Char­ter­house, The Long Street Sale­rooms, Sher­borne DT9 3BS 01935 812277

www.char­ter­house-auc­ Richard Bromell (di­rec­tor), George Beale and Matthew Whit­ney (head of clas­sic cars and mo­tor­cy­cles) with a 1956 BSA Gold Star en­tered into the IOM Clas­sic TT Mo­tor­cy­cle Auc­tion

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