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The 1929 Grindlay-Peerless JAP 500cc

By July 30, 2012Motorcycles

Rare Brooklands racing motorcycle from Bonhams. One of only two of its kind known to have survive lapped Brooklands at over 100mph in 1937. An amazing feat, especially when you see old photos of Brookland where every vehicle seems to be off the ground.

The 1929 Grindlay-Peerless JAP 500cc (1)

The 1929 Grindlay-Peerless JAP 500cc

“The ex-Edmond ‘Boy’ Tubb 1929 Grindlay-Peerless represents the period of ‘no fear’ motorcycle racing when Brooklands was the centre for the world’s most epic speed record attempts.”
– ben walker :: bonhams

About the Grindlay-Peerless:
An extremely rare racing motorcycle from the 1920s that lapped the famous Brooklands race circuit at over 100mph. When Grindlay-Peerless rider C W G ‘Bill’ Lacey became the first man to cover 100 miles in an hour on British soil in August 1928, the Coventry factory lost no time in bringing out a replica of his machine, the Brooklands ‘Hundred Model’, of which only five or six were ever made.

+ Source: The 1929 Grindlay-Peerless JAP 500cc :: Bonhams