Brian Reynolds - 1959-1960
This photo is of Brian Reynolds on his MkV111 KTT Velocette. This was a factory bike with race history. Highly tuned and would only run properly on open megaphone. Brian would use this for every day transport and take his girl friends out on it. The noise was unbelievable, it use to run very uneven at low revs (this was called megaphoneitus) as I said before it made a LOT of noise. Not popular with the local police.
He was racing a Vincent down the A127 when the frame broke just below the head stock, he managed to bring it safely to a standstill, with his then girlfriend on the back. He repaired the frame and sold the velocette buying a pre-war Ford van with the money. I think current value of this bike is 40K, if only I knew that, then.
p.s. One of Gloria’s heart throbs.