British bikes are back from USA

By Pete Kelly, 5 June 2014
Phil Humphrey with some of the British classics recently brought back from the USA

More than 40 British bikes, including a Dunstall Norton Commando, a Triumph-engined flat-tracker and a fire-damaged BSA Rocket 3, recently arrived in the UK having being sourced from the east coast of the USA by Phil Humphrey and Alan Millar of Totnes Classic Motorcycles...

Other machines in the haul include a pair of very rough BSA Beagles (known as ‘Starlites’ in the USA), a BSA B44, a Norton Electra needing a thorough nut-and-bolt restoration, a tidy Triumph T100C and an immaculate 1967 Bonneville.

• Chichester College Bike Show
Every motorcycle entered in the Chichester College Bike Show on June 22 will carry a numbered sticker, and could win one of 18 trophies after a public vote. Proceeds are in aid of the West Sussex Air Ambulance, and admission is free.

Autojumble pitches were still available at just £5 when OBM went to press.

Contact bikeshow@chichester.ac.uk for more details.

• 190 miles in 24 hours – on a mobility scooter!
Poole racing marshal Steve Tarrant, 53, who lost a leg in a tragic motorsport accident in 2000, achieved a new world record at the Goodwood motor circuit on May 17-18 after covering no fewer than 190.2 miles in 24 hours on a TGA Breeze S4 GT mobility scooter, stopping only for battery changes.

At the start of the marathon, the scooter was deliberately driven over a bed of nails to demonstrate the effectiveness of a new TGA sealant which is pre-injected into TGA scooter tyres.

Steve now intends to focus on giving talks about motorsport and disability while planning a new world record attempt next year – driving a mobility scooter from John o’ Groats to Land’s End in the shortest time ever.

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