Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Douglas

Now living in Bristol, I have a new soft spot for Douglas bikes. The red brick Victorian factory on Hanham Road, in the suburb of Kingswood, still stands. This lovely 1930 shot of Wally Kilmister is from the excellent New Zealand national library collection. Speedway was started by Ozzy brutes in 1923, then quickly picked up by the Kiwis, before being introduced to the Brits four years later. BP

4 comments:

Stuka said...

Crackin pic and link Ben..!!

Dimitri said...

you might like this one

keep-turning-left.blogspot.com/2009/08/jawa-l...

Diplomate said...

A friend of mine has a one-eared retreiver called Douglas if that helps.

Anonymous said...

yep these bikes sound fab when they race at the bmf, brings a tear to my eye watching the old racers wringing their necks.
stevie 28