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Old 09/01/2018, 12:07 PM
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I have recently come accross the 'Stilltime Collection". Looking under Bikes here are some pics of Derry Preston Cobb
http://www.stilltimecollection.co.uk...-disabled.html
http://www.stilltimecollection.co.uk...-disabled.html
Some more of bikes under a Greeves search http://www.stilltimecollection.co.uk...1-Greeves.html

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Old 09/01/2018, 02:56 PM
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Extraordinary character and an inspiration to both able bodied disabled people. Reminds me of Frank Williams and his success in F1 despite odds which would dishearten most mortals

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24ME looked good, even without any air filters! Must have been a rush job!
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Old 09/01/2018, 09:43 PM
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The 25D Fleetwing (250JEV frame number 7201/25D) seen with WW1 tank is still around on sorn
Vehicle make: GREEVES FLEETWING
Date of first registration: October 1956
Year of manufacture: 1956
Cylinder capacity (cc): 249 cc
CO₂Emissions: Not available
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: SORN in place
Vehicle colour: BLUE
Vehicle type approval: Not available
Wheelplan: 2-WHEEL
Revenue weight: Not available
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Bike 1236.jpg   Bike 1237.jpg  

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I've got a feeling the chap with the WWI tank is a journalist from one of the motorcycle magazines..?
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Old 10/01/2018, 08:50 AM
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Probably press demo bike, Looks like Greeves applied for the 250 number to align with the cc of bike. I wonder who now has 250JEV, Dave Bradley has no record of it

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Old 10/01/2018, 09:59 AM
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Looks like a WW1 Mk4 tank in the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset; well worth a visit.
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Looks like a WW1 Mk4 tank in the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset; well worth a visit.
Indeed Ian it is the same tank now in the Bovingdon Tank Musum. At the time of the Greeves pic (presumably 1956) it was in Hatfield Park, see more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/glosters/8459392946
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Old 10/01/2018, 11:44 AM
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Interesting pics John. I thought I recognised it. I don't suppose it was the same one as pictured in the Somme, was it? I can't imagine many survived. Fortunately for my family my Grandfather did, although wounded, and gassed.

A few of us from Cornwall, possibly along with some Plymouth lads, are planning a days ride-out to the museum in the Spring. Ought to go on a Greeves and get similar pictures, if possible, although I would have to start out early! TE Laurence's final Brough Superior was also there the last time I went.
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