|A picture full of appeal; Vintage-era racing bikes are light and purposeful.|
Manuel Parra of Spain sent photos of his just-completed restoration of a 1930 'TT' Rudge, which was originally raced in France under pilot Ric Felix Llamdo. A French collector owned it for many years, and began the process of restoration, and on his death, Manuel purchased the Rudge, and finished the job. There are quite a few unique features on the racer, added no doubt by the Llamdo during the course of his racing career, including the very FN-like 'pistol grip' fuel tank, and French tachometer and control levers.
|Graham Walker after his second place the 1930 Isle of Man TT, having a well-deserved smoke!|
|Wonderful hand-numbered tachometer, which Manuel wisely kept 'as found'|
Manuel included 'before' and 'after' photos...and isn't it a pity the machine couldn't be kept in the 'before' state? Hard won racing patina is a mighty sexy finish...