Thursday, 9 February 2012

Telford Classic Dirt Bike Metal

Ariel Trials for real heroes
Mmmmm... Cheney TriumphCheney Yamaha
Brit engine (don't know what) in a Maico chassis.
Rudge 500 Trials, 4 valve heads, bitsa but well built, expensive at £5,000

Thanks to Simon for the photos and captions. G
TOP MEN, true heroes of international jet setting global adventurers Austin and Gerald Vince of Mondo Enduro and Terra Circa spectaculars, on display in the flesh, braving Arctic blizzard whiteout conditions besetting Telford International Centre... These chaps spreading the word about the most best value for money off-road adventure Old School Orienteering in the Pyrenees £200 take your own machine, check out AustinVince.com. Runs in June and then in Sept - the VINCE, the very interesting Navigation Challenge Event. Diamond Geezers. Simo

PS Austin should've been at Rollerburn, but got the wrong date, the dope. G

6 comments:

Harley said...

The Brit engine in the Maico frame looks like an early unit 350 or 500 Triumph (distributor mounted behind the barrels), mounted at an angle and some hacking about applied to the gearbox.

Also, what happened to the Ariel's tank? Looks like someone dropped a brick on it.

luSca said...

The Brit engine in the Maico frame looks like a Norton... in my opinion

Mick P said...

No, definitely a Triumph. I'm with Harley, I'd say a 3TA or 5TA.

rustyli150 said...

the rudge is purdee...

Nick said...

Re the Rudge, you try building it for £5000.00

capnsimo said...

well I meant its expensive if you happen to be skint that day and lived in the fantasy world of hoping to one day find and own a beat up old off road brit single for pottering round the lanes and tracks on for sensible money, ahh such is life in our progressive society