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Dunkley Scooter

W H Dunkley manufactured prams at Jamaica Row, Birmingham, from 1874. Its portfolio was expanded during the Victorian era to include all manner of children’s toys and other products. The Whippet S65 scooter was introduced in 1958 and was promoted by John Surtees.

Dunkley Whippet S65 Scooter

Another Triumph…………of engineering!

1914 Triumph TT RoadsterWe have just received a photograph of an immaculate 1914 Triumph TT Roadster Type D and added it to the Gallery.  It has a  500cc, single side valve engine and a single gear, direct belt drive. The bike has been restored over a number of years and taken part in several Pioneer Runs for veteran machines from London to Brighton.

Laverda 750

Laverda 750A photo of a Laverda 750 has been added to the gallery. Wheelwise Engineering supplied the wheels last year. These Italian bikes were reputed to be indestructible and this example is certainly testament to that!

More on Tom’s 1911 Triumph

You may have seen the article by Paul Gander on the restoration of the 1911 Triumph that had been owned by his grandfather, Tom Gander, which is included on our “Links to the Past” page.

Paul has now sent us a picture of the bike in a 1947 edition of “Motor Cycling”, being ridden by a SK “Keith” Rolfe from Cowbeech. “Maybe a relative?” asks Paul.

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Charity Shop

We have accumulated a number of secondhand components which are being offered for sale with 75% of the proceeds going to charity. In 2016, we are supporting two local charities: the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and the Sussex Weald Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Take a look here and see if there is anything which is of interest!

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Talon Race Engineered Components

Wheelwise Engineering is pleased to announce that it is now able to supply Talon wheels and associated components, which are used by a large number of leading race teams throughout the world. More details are presented here.

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Open the door to Bernie’s Bike Shed

One of our most valued customers has had a passion for German motorcycles for over fifty years.  Bernie has his own website/personal blog, “Bernie’s Bike Shed”, which includes a lot of interesting information and pictures of post-war German motorcycles (as well as some British machines). We are sure that you will find this as enjoyable and fascinating as we do – you will find a link to his site on our “Links to the Past” page.

Zundapp 200S Summer 1960
Zundapp 200S in the Summer of 1960