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Long shot for some bike history - Wolverhampton
« on: December 02, 2020, 06:31:06 PM »
I realise that this is a very long shot indeed but do we have any forum members who might know the contact details for the local newspaper in Wolverhampton?
Many years ago I bought a Ducati Elite in a very sorry state
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No documents with it but the rear plate had the ghost image of JW (Wolverhampton series) stick on letters.

Someone had daubed the bronze frame with wedgewood blue and the metallic red parts had been done in a base red.

I thought I might put an ad in the local paper to see if anyone had any memory of it.

I'm on with restoration of the bike now

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Re: Long shot for some bike history - Wolverhampton
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2020, 06:59:34 PM »
Search for Express and Star.

Also maybe Shropshire Star.

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Re: Long shot for some bike history - Wolverhampton
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2020, 07:07:24 PM »
Hi John,
Many thanks for the info - I've found the editors email details and will make contact - you never know!

Ian

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Re: Long shot for some bike history - Wolverhampton
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2020, 04:18:09 PM »
The fuel tanks on those are an automotive piece of art.
Good luck with the search.
1976 Honda 400/4
1981 Honda CB250RSA
1977 Rickman Honda CR750
1999 Honda VFR 800FX
1955 750 Dresda Triton
1978 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1982 Laverda 120 Jota
1924 Triumph 550SD
2012 Stanley Battery Drill

 

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