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Thursday, 6 May 2010

Last few Ivan tickets....hurry hurry hurry....


We have now finalised the details for the illustrated Ivan Rhodes presentation on Saturday 22nd May at 2pm, at the Grampian Transport Museum, Alford.

The Velocette ROARER was acquired by Ivan in the early 1980s, and the main job that might have fazed most of us, was a full engine construction – not just a rebuild. Ivan and his son Grahame used old magazine articles and sketches to work out the measurements and fine details, to enable each component to be manufactured.
Click on that link for a taster of the ROARER...

Ivan will present a talk about the whole painstaking six-year process, which will be accompanied by photographs to illustrate each step of the rebuild.

He will also have full use of the circuit at Alford, so not only will you get to inspect the famous supercharged "Roarer" and the "Model O" at close quarters, but he will also be firing them both up for your delectation.

Tickets are £10 per person, which will include light refreshments, and can be issued either via email or post, upon receipt of your cheque.

Don't miss this opportunity to see and hear these one-off bikes!

Please make cheques payable to “VMCC NE Scottish” and contact me at cubbies counties AT aultan . com for details of who to send your cheque to.

Closing date Mon 17th May. No refunds will be given after this date.

If you require accommodation, there is a campsite in Alford, just at the back of the Museum - and if you prefer a little more comfort, B&B is available at ‘Bydand’, Alford 01975 563613, ‘Macbrae Lodge’, Mongarrie 019755 63421, ‘Frog Marsh’, Mossat 019755 71355.

If you require any further information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for supporting this unique event, looking forward to seeing you there.

Gorgeous Biker Chick.

PS, in case you need some more info about the ROARER, here it is.....
A supercharged twin cylinder racing bike aimed at winning against
the supercharged contemporary BMW.
One single prototype was manufactured.
2 vertical cylinders, 4 stroke, 2 carburators
2 parallel contra-rotating crankshafts, geared together
(a technical layout which will inspire the Model O)
Cylinder : 497,7 cc
(Bore : 68 mm ; Stroke : 68.25 mm)
Compression rate : 8.78/1 then 7.5/1
Boost pressure : 4 psi
Measured engine power : 54 bhp
3 plate clutch
4 ratio gearbox
shaft driven


kawa said...

Getting a bit technical with the last bit GBC... looking forward to hearing it run, earplugs at the ready


The Chief Bodger said...

Lucky So and So's.

Ah well, I can always read about it here on GBCs blog :-)

Anonymous said...

Ye lambin or oot and about? Yer awfy quiet. Ah just looked and see your at a benelli day.Let us know all about it.Look forward tae it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are all going to have a ROARING good time. Looking forward to report and pics. Hairy Larry

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