Sunday, February 03, 2008

Dai Gibbison, Sprinter

These images are from the Velocette Centenary celebration at Brooklands Relived, 2005. Dai brought his '37 Velocette MSS sprinter for a few blasts up the Test Hill (built as a technical challenge for early motorcycles - which often had no clutches and little power in the early years - all part of the 'racing improved the breed' philosophy). The Brooklands Association used an image of Dai being push-started by Bob, for some advertising - doesn't he look formidable! The bike is really well sorted, running on methanol, and plenty fast. Enjoy the video, and turn up the sound! The 'yeehaw' you hear is the film-maker, a bit of a yahoo himself!

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