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Car Crashes Into Historical Old Building

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:41 pm

You wouldn't think this building on the Stratford Road was historically important, but it was the home of Vale Onslow, Brums motorbike king.




http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/loc...crashes-6467992


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RE: Car crashes into historical old building

#2 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:45 pm

Been in there a few times


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#3 by Slow Jo , Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:53 pm

Know Vale Onslows well he had a shop in handsworth as well soho road use to go to school with his son peter,when I had motor bikes never went anywhere else ,he would advise as well as sell you spares,they were happy day's.

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#4 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:57 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #3
Know Vale Onslows well he had a shop in handsworth as well soho road use to go to school with his son peter,when I had motor bikes never went anywhere else ,he would advise as well as sell you spares,they were happy day's.

Len Vale Onslow actually built bikes didn't he Joe.


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#5 by Slow Jo , Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:12 pm

Yes your right S B he had workshops at the back of both shop's but the one in soho road was only a small one.He always tried to get to the isle of man for the T T races,and he road a bike well into his nineties. He put some of his bikes into the T T races ,but I don;t know if he ever rode in them him self.

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#6 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:22 pm

I love to see the Engineering of a motor bike, you would never get me on one these days. Astoness is our Biker Chick. Her sons ride too.


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#7 by Slow Jo , Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:31 pm

I nearly had a souped up norton once,a lad i knew in rookery road years ago had this norton that had been in the T Traces they put a stamp on the frame,it would do 50 in second gear,easy,not got all the money ,so went round on the borrow ,when I got enough the bike was gone,the lad wanted the money to pay his college fees.I was devastated.

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