The ex-T G Byrne Rudge, now owned and used by another Byrne
2 November 2012
I see in the current issue of The Classic MotorCycle you have an archive picture of the start of the 1936 Leinster Grand Prix

The winner that day was T G Byrne (no relation) and he was on a Rudge.

I own this motorcycle now, my father bought it in Dublin in the early 1960s. It has been verified by the registrar of the Rudge Owners’ Club as an ex-works bike and it has a pretty amazing racing history. It is still used hard to this day; this year alone I rode it from Dublin to the Rudge rally in Kidderminster, on to the Manx GP and it was used in the Prescott hillclimb.

It’s a real old cracker with lots of ‘patina,’ like old racers should have.
 

Ed Byrne, Dublin, via email

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