Saturday, March 06, 2010

NOT YOUR AVERAGE PRESS RELEASE...

From Mike Jackson, Minister of Information for Brough Superior:

"A gleaming motorcycle (in fact it’s a Brough Superior, dating from 1927) be-graces the window of Mathew Upham’s elegant emporium at 584 King’s Road, Chelsea.  The motorcycle, built new in 2009, was the central display for several dozen kindred spirits from the automotive and antique world, gathered to celebrate the re-creation of this evocative brand.  Mark Upham (left of chandelier), the man behind Brough’s continuation, permits himself an approving gaze at the 1150cc twin-cylinder machine; the very bike which had been so enjoyably galloped by Jay Leno at Pebble Beach in August. [As well at The Vintagent!]

Together with identically dated machines constructed either for highway or touring, the 1927 competition model Pendine will be available to clients’ special order. 

Please refer to website: Brough Superior Motorcycles Ltd "
(Photo courtesy Mick Duckworth)

6 comments:

daveinnola said...

APART FROM THE BAIT AND SWITCH MODELS HAVE THEY BUILT ANY MODELS ON SPEC , AND I,M BUGGERED IF I CAN SEE A PRICE , MIND YOU THATS A NOVEL PLACE TO GET ORDERS A FROCK SHOP DOWN THE KINGS ROAD

Anonymous said...

Love the photo. Very evocative and surreal, even period accurate. Upham is doing it right and I wish him and Brough's renaissance all the best. -JZ

Robert said...

I can't wait for the new and improved Fabergé Jewellers, for Michelangelo 2.0 (with a fresh new attitude!), and for the triumphant return of Avions Voisin, using the same name and logo as in the 1930s, with a full line of t-shirts, distressed leather flying jackets and ball caps. [sigh]

Captain Kipper said...

Hi Paul
I'd love to see more about this continuation of the Brough. Please keep your followers updated. Also great to see you at Inspiration.

Nick C.

Anonymous said...

Great photo!

daveinnola said...

if its a great photo its a once in a life time for paulie d ( to use his harley name) or sombody else,s