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.
To see and hear the Eldee in action. Watch the short film about Eldee 2 >>
In the 2013-14 season of New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Racing Chris Swallow wins the Lightweight Modified class two years in a row.
The IOM Classic TT campaign was launched in February 2014 The 2014 Eldee 2 IOM campaign promotional launch slideshow >>
Huge thanks to the very generous team of sponsors, builders & generous supporters-in-kind…Read more >>
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 >>
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 >>
JULY 31, 2014, CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND. The V.R.N.Z team is proud to announce the launch of the new Nick Thomson DOHC , 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 >>
View the making of the fine Swiss watch of the Classics. The camshaft drivetrain recreation slideshow >>
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 >>
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, 102.23mph. 1999, 500cc Manx Norton, 108.3mph.
Bill 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 >>