Isle of Man Classic T.T. Junior Race. Bill Swallow aboard Eldee 2, airborne at Ballaugh Bridge during practice, 26 August. A2 Landscape Poster. Photo Credit: Dave Kneen manxphotosonline.com

Bill Swallow rode Eldee Special, 250cc DOHC, at the Classic TT, Isle of Man, August 2014

Australian Les Diener’s 250cc DOHC “Eldee Velocette” is the fastest home-made lightweight Velocette Special from the mid 50s. Bill Swallow Rode the Eldee 2 in the Junior Race, in August 2014.

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Watch the Eldee 2 short film

To see and hear the Eldee in action. Watch the short film about Eldee 2 >> 


Eldee 2 2013–14 Slideshow

In the 2013-14 season of New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Racing Chris Swallow wins the Lightweight Modified class two years in a row.

Eldee 2 slideshow, with Chris Swallow>>


February 2014 Campaign launch slideshow

The IOM Classic TT campaign was launched in February 2014  The 2014 Eldee 2 IOM campaign promotional launch slideshow >>


Nick Thomson, Eldee T.T., lightweight, Velocette special, race number 21, side elevation, starboard side, petrol tank, new Eldee Velocette badge, carbon fibre petrol tank and fairing, rider, Bill Swallow, flying swallow mark, publicity photo, photographer, Shaun Waugh, MagentaDot Brands

Eldee Classic TT 2014 Sponsors

Huge thanks to the very generous team of sponsors, builders & generous supporters-in-kind…Read more >>


Les Diener racing the Eldee Special in the 50s.

1 2 3 ELDEE – THE LEGEND CONTINUES

April 2014 article by Chris Swallow.

EVERY NOW AND THEN you see a project that takes on a life of it’s own. The story of Eldee is part of NZ’s racing folklore. The twist is that… Read more >>

Isle of Man Classic T.T. Junior Race. Bill Swallow rounds The Bungalow aboard Eldee 2 during practice. A2 Landscape Poster. Photo Credit: Russell Lee/Sport-pics

The Eldee-2 IOM Classic TT Journal Nov 2014

Nick Thomson’s report, November 2014.

I DELIVERED ELDEE-2’s new aluminium crate to Lucas Palmer at Auckland Airport with assistance from Ken Macintosh a few weeks before the Manx. At 280 kg, it was packed with all the tools and spares we could think of including the original Eldee 2 motor.… Read more >>


Eldee Velocette, front three-quarter, poster, A2, portrait, Craftsmanship, carbon fibre seat, petrol tank and fairing, rider, Bill Swallow, flying swallow mark, publicity photo, photographer, Shaun Waugh, MagentaDot Brands, ram air fairing

The Eldee 2 I.O.M. official launch announcement

JULY 31, 2014, CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND. The V.R.N.Z team is proud to announce the launch of the new Nick Thomson DOHC [1], Dual Ignition Eldee 2, the 250cc lightweight special is equipped and ready for the Isle of Man Classic T.T., August 2014. Our rider, multiple Manx Grand Prix race winner Bill Swallow, will be competing for the new 250cc class Phil Read Trophy (the new Phil Read Trophy… Read more >>


Nick Thomson, Eldee Velocette, special casing, train of nine spur gears, special casing

The hand-made camshaft drivetrain recreation

View the making of the fine Swiss watch of the Classics. The camshaft drivetrain recreation slideshow >>


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Megaphones on the Isle of Man

Republished from New Zealand Bike Rider Magazine, November 2014.

New Zealand Bike Rider Magazine’s classic scribe, Chris Swallow, shares the trials, tribulations and unscheduled beer breaks that are all part of the ultimate classic race… Read more >>

Isle of Man Classic T.T. Junior Race. Bill Swallow tipping into The Creg aboard Eldee 2, 26 August. A2 Landscape Poster. Photo Credit: Dave Kneen manxphotosonline.com

Bill Swallow, a brief history by Chris Swallow

Bill Swallow still holds the fastest ever average laps around the Isle of Man circuit on single cylinder machines.

1998, 250cc Aermacchi, 98mph. 1996, 350cc Aermacchi, 102.23mph1999, 500cc Manx Norton, 108.3mph. 
Bill Swallow, Eldee Velocette, Eldee-2, portrait
Yorkshire rose iconBill Swallow hails from Yorkshire, he’s the son of Velocette agent Ken & father of Chris (fast gaining status in Classic Motorcycle Racing circles).. Read more >>


Nick Thomson, Eldee T.T., lightweight, Velocette special, front three-quarter view, portside, wide-angle, worms-eye view, carbon fibre, ram air fairing, aperture, rider, Bill Swallow, publicity photo, photographer, Shaun Waugh, MagentaDot Brands,

July 2014, Race-prep slideshows

View the Race-prep engine Dyno session slideshow >>

View the Race-prep carbon fibre fairing and tank fitting slideshow >>