The Classic Motorcycle
Setting the Rekord straight
Loved the Garelli Tiger Cross test by Andy Westlake in the November 2021 issue. It took me right back to my early days on two wheels.
However, I must take issue with the statement that the Tiger Cross and Rekord mopeds were imported from 1973 to 1976. I know this to be wrong and they were imported almost as soon as the new law was introduced. How do I know? Well, I had a yellow Mk.1 Rekord, with pedals, which was first registered on April 24, 1972, as EHA 799K. In fact, does anyone know if it is still around? I’d love to know.
I cannot remember ever being bested by any other 50, with or without pedals. I had friends who bought other Rekords at the same time as me, some in the months prior to mine. Keep on testing these often overlooked, small machines.
Gary Ryder, West Midlands.