Gideon's Way


Lambretta LI Episode: 1.03

Make
Lambretta
Model
LI
Tags
background vehicle chase

two-tone scooter on the right (main pic)

C'est un Lambrestta LI Série 3.


Piaggio Vespa Episode: 1.03

Make
Piaggio
Model
Vespa
Tags
background vehicle

scooter in the middle (beside george cole) on the left here

In the main pic I see (left to right) a Piaggio Vespa, an unknown and a Lambretta.


James Captain Episode: 1.06

Make
James
Model
Captain
Tags
background vehicle

James Captain around 1955 - the later models appear to have the exhaust on the right. http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/james-captain-gallery.php Thanks

Plate issued mid 59 - does that match the bike?


Norton Dominator 99 Episode: 1.09

Make
Norton
Model
Dominator 99
Tags
chase

This is a really tricky one! In the 1960s, the 'cafe racer' look was in and many motorcycles were modified to look more like the racers of the day. Although at first glance this has the appearance of a Manx Norton, it definitely isn't a Manx, as they were a 500cc single and this is clearly a twin. The engine is a Norton Dominator 99 unit (600cc twin), and looking at the other pictures, I'm almost certain that the bike is a Dominator 99 (1956-1962) fitted with a Manx replica tank and clip-on handlebars. All of the Norton twin engines look the same so I don't think we can even be sure it is a 600.

Summer 57 plate.


Piaggio Vespa Episode: 1.12

Make
Piaggio
Model
Vespa
Tags
minor vehicle

1964 plate.

Piaggio Vespa ou Douglas Vespa. Si quelqu'un en sait plus long?


Norton Dominator Episode: 1.13

Make
Norton
Model
Dominator
Tags
minor vehicle

1960's version


Norton Jubilee Episode: 1.13

Make
Norton
Model
Jubilee
Tags
background vehicle

Norton Jubilee 250. The first of these on the site I think. Not one of Norton's more successful models. Never seen one before, would never have guessed Norton

http://www.classicmotorcycles.org.uk/bikemuseum/museum_norton.htm


Douglas Vespa Episode: 1.16

Make
Douglas
Model
Vespa
Tags
background vehicle

Une paire de Piaggio Vespa façon "Mods"... Ou plutôt Douglas Vespa?

A vérifier, mais pourquoi pas? Link to "www.google.fr"


Triumph Thunderbird 1600 Episode: 1.24

Make
Triumph
Model
Thunderbird 1600
Tags
minor vehicle

Thunderbird

1954 plate.


Norton Atlas 750 Episode: 1.25

Make
Norton
Model
Atlas 750
Tags
background vehicle

I think all three bikes with dropped bars are Nortons and the middle bike is a Triumph. Norton Roadholder forks on the three...Rockers wouldn't have swapped them out....Nortons

Norton Atlas types, one with clubman bars, the other with clip-ons.


BSA B31 Episode: 1.25

Make
BSA
Model
B31
Tags
minor vehicle

The most distinctive part is the magneto drive cover which angles backwards at about 45 degrees. The best match is a BSA M21, in this case modified with high-rise handlebars.

This is an overhead valve B series model with swinging arm rear suspension from 1954 on - either a 350cc B31 or a 500cc B33. There was a change of thank badge long the way there somewhere too.


BSA B34 Gold Star Episode: 1.25

Make
BSA
Model
B34 Gold Star
Tags
minor vehicle

on the right (BSA?) main pic

A BSA B34 Gold Star.


Norton Dominator Episode: 1.25

Make
Norton
Model
Dominator
Tags
chase

Jan-Feb 59 plate.


Norton Dominator 88 Episode: 1.25

Make
Norton
Model
Dominator 88
Tags
minor vehicle

Another modified bike. On the first thumbnail you can see the side of the engine quite clearly and it appears to be a BSA A10 engine, so this is more than likely an A10 Rocket or Rocket Gold Star. This is another Norton twin, fitted with the same style of tank as this one /vehicle_196758-Norton-unknown.html. I intially thought that it had rather odd looking rear shocks but realise they are the mounts for the mufflers.

I'm guessing modified, partially stripped Norton Domi 88, with Lyta type alloy tank


Triumph Thunderbird 1600 Episode: 1.25

Make
Triumph
Model
Thunderbird 1600
Tags
minor vehicle

Piaggio Vespa 150 GS Episode: 1.25

Make
Piaggio
Model
Vespa 150 GS
Tags
chase

It's a VESPA 150 GS which was "modsified" There are no "Super Sport" here; GS already means "Grand Sport"

May-Dec 59 plates.


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Year 1964
Minutes 60
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