Mark Bishop, Motorcycle Section Secretary for the Shrewsbury Steam Rally has announced:
At this year’s Rally, we will have this BSA Model L26, 350cc single cylinder side-valve engine motorcycle, built in 1926. It was a ‘one-family’ owned local bike that has never been restored and was last on the road in 1948!
The bike was bought as a non-runner but with a bit of TLC and some new tyres it’s now running well and will make a nice showpiece at the Rally”.
The BSA Model L was manufactured by the Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) at their factory in Armoury Road, Small Heath, Birmingham. It was introduced as one of the last flat-tank models and in its’ first year it was an immediate success, setting records in the Scottish Six Days Trial and the 1923 International Trials in Sweden.
The display of motorcycles will include everything from a 1948 BSA M 33 500cc: a 1958 Scottish Greece’s 197cc trials bike: and a 1961 Panther M100 600cc with side-car to a 1933 Sunbeam Model 10 350cc, a 1978 Bultaco Sherpa 350cc, a 1925 Humber De-luxe 350cc and a 1926 Douglas EW350cc…
A real treat for motorbike enthusiasts!