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Author Topic: Interesting Old Article  (Read 650 times)

raderj

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Interesting Old Article
« on: January 23, 2013, 07:37:27 AM »
I found this when researching side-hacks on Enfields. Found it very insightful into the history of motorcycles...

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/59361820

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Re: Interesting Old Article
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 12:03:30 PM »
Interesting indeed.

I notice that we don't hear much from Swastika Motor Works any more...

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Re: Interesting Old Article
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 01:44:59 PM »
I notice that we don't hear much from Swastika Motor Works any more...

 :o 

And hopefully never again!

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Re: Interesting Old Article
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 10:53:15 PM »
Most charmed by the article on Motorcyclism in Warfare.
Especially the paragraph on training. Some quotes: a motorcyclist is "a man of initiative, product not of the drill-sergeant bu of the lecturer"; "a silent man in oilskin and goggles".
It's an encouraging read. Iron men on rubber tubes.
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Re: Interesting Old Article
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 07:07:14 PM »
A great article. Thanks for posting. I particularly like the last bit about the "Swift" car from Coventry. Later on they produced a "Super Swift", but due to things happening in Europe and the use of their initials "SS" by the Germans for something less "marketable", they changed their name - to "Jaguar".
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