Triumph Thruxton Bonneville 1965

Entry number 043 – Entered by Greg

This Thruxton Bonneville is the very first one of the 52 that Triumph built in 1965 . So can be considered to be the first Triumph named Thruxton model. This bike is owned by my brother Richard. And I had the pleasure of restoring it for him . I was lucky enough to take the bike to the Manx with Digger and reunite it with Ray Knight, the TT winner of the 1968 500 class, won on a Daytona. Ray did two laps around the Jurby circuit. Truly a very rare and very special Triumph.

Greg’s Triumph Thruxton Bonneville – 1965

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New Imperial 36DL 1936

Entry number 042 – Entered by Malcolm

This machine was manufactured at New Imperial’s factory in Spring Road, Hall Green Birmingham, in December 1936, but was not registered until 23 March 1938. The cost when new was £49,10s.

It is reputed that this motorcycle was painted with blue mudguards toolbox and chain guard from new. This is very unusual for this model This is a very heavy bike for the 247cc engine as it uses the same frame as the 350cc and 500cc models.

Malcolm’s New Imperial 36DL – 1936

Triumph Tiger 80 1939

Entry number 040 – Entered by Bill

Most of this bike was  acquired by my Dad in the 1960’s and had been used for scrambling so was in rather a sorry state. Over the years I managed to find all the parts to put it back into road trim and completed the restoration some 10 years ago. It is a lovely bike to ride with quite good performance and decent brakes for an old-un! Has done great service on VMCC runs over the years.

Bill’s Triumph Tiger 80 – 1939