From the Editor
22 May 2019

The Editor has received news from a correspondent, Gary Thomasson, with photos of his father's Experto Crede. It has been identifdied in the sales ledgers and was first sold on 12 March 1951, price 19 pounds 7 shillings 6 pence. Mr. Thomasson Sr. raced in the 1950s, including a 100-mile time trial (in 4 hours 57 minutes) and the Buttertubs Pass. The bike was refurbished in original paint and re-chromed as original, and has taken part in l'Eroica, the son now riding. Jack would be chuffed to know that his handywork is still on the road. (Four photos courtesy of Gary Thomasson.)

The Editor has received news from a frequent correspondent Down Under, Alan Johnson. The photo below shows himself (in the rear) on his 1968 Experto Crede, in flight at the 1976 National Grass Track 5-mile races in Hereford. He took bronze. In the foreground is Dave Handy, who took gold.

Alan's current project is to restore a sleeping beauty. See below. Keep 'em rolling! We look forward to seeing it in its new livery. Jack would be proud.


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