Wednesday February 20th 2019

BREAKING NEWS - No more Beta Evo 200’s !! - At least not for this year and maybe the rumors that the Factory plan on dropping this model are true.   We only managed to get one 2019 model, so  after promoting this great bike for the past ten years, I must say this comes as a huge disappointment.   Beta Canada tell us that they do have Evo 125’s coming in, so we may be able to get some of these. - Plus of course we can get 250 & 300’s. A lot of these models are in limited supply, so if you are looking/thinking - best get on the ball and give us a phone call.
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This is a photo of a young Ben Buss, riding at the Outlaw Trial many years ago when we held it at Greenstone Mountain. - Ben was a really good young rider, but lost interest for some reason, and never progressed to the adult class. - He is being watched by Andrew James.
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And this is another shot from that same event, it shows Taff Parfitt riding my Fantic in the Vintage class.
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Here is a video for road race fans - It’s from Oulton Park in the UK about 40 miles from where I lived  - I was a Marshal at one race there & had the sad job of picking up a fallen rider at Knicker-brook who died.

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This “Blast fromthe Past” pic showed up on FB today - it shows me ( on the right) with my buddy with our first bikes - He had a Francis Barnet and I had a James Captain - the second  British bike that came out with the “New” swing-arm rear suspension ( The first was a Royal Enfield) -  I soon got tired of the street bike & traded it on a competition James Cotswold. - My buddy Malcolm, bought a car - he died a few years ago, at age 70.
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Sad news from the UK, where Peter Gaunt has died, at age 82 after battling cancer.  Peter was a great builder of “Special” Trials bikes - usually small bore two strokes. Here he is seen on a Dalesman, which he helped develop.

peter gaunt on a very early 125 dalesman 1971

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