Tuesday, October 17, 2006

THE CORRUPTION OF THE YOUNG, AND WHAT IT LEADS TO



Dai Gibbison sent this photo of 'uncle Brian' on his BSA golden flash, circa 1960, with Dai himself at age 5 on pillion. Brian is renowned for his tearaway riding style, then as now, and the loss of a leg hasn't slowed him down a bit.

Dai has grown up to become the Velocette Tech forum guru, and sprints a '38 Velo MSS to great effect; I have a film of him ascending the Test Hill at Brooklands which is a hoot, literally. His current projects include the renovation of Tommy Wood's Velocette MkIV KTT hill-climber, which was well-nigh inconquerable in TW's hands during the 1940s. Full history and photos will be posted here when the bike is finished. Watch this space!

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