PHIL PRICE SWEEPS through the hairpin racing his MOV in the Hampton Downs Summer Classic, Feb 2015. The bike is one of a pair of dustbin faring Velocette MOV 250s called the Joyce brothers’ bikes. The pair were successfully raced in NZ through the 1950s and were really only troubled by NSU Sportmax machines at the time. The pair have actively raced since joining the VRNZ collection and have been ridden in recent years by both Chris and Bill Swallow in NZCMRR events. They have been maintained and race-readied by Nick Thomson. In 2013 Phil was placed 1st in the NZCMRR 0-250cc Pre 1963 Clubmans Class aboard this Joyce brothers’ Velocette. >> Joyce brothers‘ MOV slideshow >>
ANDREW DRAKE ACCELERATES out of the hairpin at Pukekohe Classic Festival, February 2012 aboard his Mac. “Post WWII the market for sporting motorbikes remained strong, and Velocette continued to produce the 349 cc MAC for racing. At the 1947 TT, the Velocette MAC won the first four places in the Junior race, and in 1950 they were the 350cc World Champions.”—Wikipedia.
PETER BUTTERWORTH ASTRIDE his 1935 Velocette KTT MK V at the 2012 Classic Festival, Pukekohe Park Raceway, New Zealand. The KTT is doubtless one of the great British sporting motorcycles. Introduced In the early 20s when Veloce realised they needed a new machine of advanced specification. They developed an overhead camshaft (OHC) 350 cc engine, which became known as the ‘K’ series, introduced in 1925…Read more >>
ROBBIE THOMPSON‘S 350cc Velocette Clubman racing at NZCMRR Hampton Downs Classic Bike Festival, February 2012.