This year is the centenary of the famous ajs motorcycle company from wolverhampton.A few of us decided that this landmark could not go unmarked so a meet was arranged at the original retreat street works in wolverhampton.The original factory is now virtually derelict and is up for sale.Fortunately the owners agreed to open the works for one day for us to have a look around. I could feel the history as i walked around imagining what these works had seen in days gone by.I feel it is very important to remember our heritage as this is what made us leaders in engineering.
First here is a pic of the works taken in 1913.
and this is the works today.you can just about still make out the ajs motorcycles wording on the wall.
again this is 1913
was the design of the all conquering bigport penned in this office
the works 500 ohc 1931 tt racer which ace rider george rowley lost his life on
and this is the money shot for me.My bike pictured next to these famous works
That’s funny, I took almost the same shots! By the time we arrived though, the light was poor. (that’s my excuse anyway) I have a pic or two of your bike as well as the other vintagents. My Matchless G80 was parked just to the left of your bike in the pic above.
Sorry I didn’t meet you, I was trying not to talk Scotts too much, my companions say it’s getting too much 😳 But what do they know?
The linings on the brakes and clutch plates were reworked for me on my G8 by saftek in bradford and a fine job they did as well.Coachlines 3/32″.
I am sure that AJS and other such fine marques are very much appreciated by the scott contingent.
Hello Adrian – many thanks for your recommendations and congratulations on two wonderful bikes. I can only hope that my G8 ius half as well turned-out as yours when I finally get round to completing it.
You have also made a cracking job of the sports squirrel. I have a 1929 Sports Squirrel but think that the lower bars and shorter tank on the 1930 make it a better looking bike.