The Old Motor

Thu Aug 08 2013 13:37:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Monumental Task, Replicating The North London Garage 1909 165.62 c.i. (2714 c.c.) Record Holder:

Early, large-engined racing and record setting motorcycles and automobiles have always been captivating to us. Recently we learned of the The North London Garage, J. A. P. Engined Record Holder and did a post on it, telling you all about it and W. E. Cook. In 1909, he set a speed record of 90 m.p.h. (144 km/h) on the Brooklands track in England aboard the behemoth, which carried a huge 165.62 c.i. (2714 c.c.) engine.

Many of the photos in that earlier feature came from master Czech motorcycle restorer, machinist and fabricator Pavel Malanik. The original machine no longer exists, but Malanik, having built other early motorcycle replicas from scratch, does not let minor details like that bother him. He is now in the process of building The North London Garage machine replica and you can follow the complete project on The Old Motor @