Tuesday, October 17, 2006
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!