Monthly Archive: January 2016

New Gerrard News.

Sorry, bit of a part 2 to the previous ‘Happy New Year’ post, this but a couple of comments received made me think I should round up some more New Gerrard titbits. Graham Gasson pointed out that Jock Porter was listed in the book ‘Britain’s Racing Motor Cycles’, written by former Continental Circus rider Les Higgins, as having competed with a Blackburne-engined New Gerrard 500cc twin in the 1922 Senior (500cc) TT. Higgins also reports that Porter entered the Senior in…

Happy New Year!

Of course at this time of year our thoughts focus on the unwanted, the lonely and abandoned. Yes, many bikes have suffered this fate over the years. But what about ex TT machines? They must be out there somewhere, surely… But let’s be serious. Imagine I am a 1920s manufacturer. I won last year’s TT with a bike which was basically a pretty complicated version of my standard engine in a set of stock cycle parts. If I sell the bike locally…