Mark's

own little piece of

Motorcycling History


My father Bill on an Empire Star BSA running third in the 1950 Bathurst Clubmans. Note the shiny rear wheel where oil from a broken line was spraying. Lack of oil eventually caused a major seizure halfway down Conrod Straight.


One of my earliest memories is being woken before dawn to go to the Bathurst bike races to watch gods in black leather fly past on thundering glossy machines. Since then motorcycles have become embedded in my blood and quite a few have passed through my hands in the last 30 years ,these have ranged from trials irons through to pukka roadracers. At one insane period in the late 70's there were 7 motorcycles in the garage, this has since dropped to the more sensible (but boring) number of 3. Here are photos of some of the bikes that have resided in my garage.

The list of motorcyles I have owned and year they were puchased :

1970 James 125... 1971 Honda CB90...1972 BSA Starfire 250...1973 Rickman TriBSA & Yamaha TX500 & Ducati MkI 250... 1974 Ducati 860GT & Honda XL250 & Yamaha RT360 MX 1975 Suzuki T250 roadracer & CCM 500 MX & Ducati 450 Desmo & Triumph Bonneville... 1976 Yamaha TY175 trials & Triton 650 & Suzuki 250 Hustler... 1977 Yamaha XS750 1978 BSA B50 500... 1982 Honda CB 550 '4'... 1983 Kawasaki GT750... 1985 Ducati SS900... 1987 Kawasaki GPZ750...1993 Honda TL200 trials... 1994 Yamaha SR 500... 1995 Moto Guzzi Monza 500... 1997 Moto Guzzi Le Mans1000... 2001 Suzuki DR650
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........................ Honda CB90 1969 ...Yamaha TX500 1973 ..BSA Starfire 250 1971. .Rickman TriBsa 500 196? .Ducati 860GT 1974 . . . .CCM 500MX 1974

 

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. . . . . . . . . . . . .Ducati 250 MKI 1967 . . . . . . . . .BSA/CCM 500 1971. . . . . .. . . Ducati 900SS 1981 . . . . . Yamaha SR500 1981 . . . . . Moto Guzzi Monza 500 1981

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 1989 - Pre & post crash . . . . . . . Suzuki DR650 1989 . . . . MV Agusta F4 750 2002. .

 

 

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Mark's Sound Archive

A collection of 4 stroke racing motorcycle sounds from the sixties and also a motley variety of other bikes

 

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Mark's Picture Gallery

Click on the 750S to see pictures of my favourite machines

 

Remember Revs?

 

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Eric & Douglas . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Golden Breed

 

A bitta family 'istory

Stanley Glanfield and his trip around the world by Rudge

 

 

Click on the lamp to see my leadlight stuff

 

 

Any Comments? Click below to email me - Mark Glanfield

Guzziman46@hotmail.com

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