The Megaphone 1st June 1961 Contd.
Looking at motorcycles today it is difficult to note any really startling changes in design to the motorcycles of thirty years ago. There are of course exceptions. For example, the two current models from the Ariel stable. Basically, frame and engine proportions, the method of starting, transmission and size of wheels have not changed.
Looking back, we have seen the introduction of various methods of springing, the universal acceptance of the dual seat and, in some cases, the rather dubious provision of enclosure.
What does the future hold in store? I foresee electric starters, total enclosure, more efficient silencing and an even wider use of small two-stroke engines. In fact the gulf between the motorcycle and the scooter, already lessening rapidly, must surely disappear, mores the pity.
By Roving Eye.
The club had an enjoyable day at Llangollen, marred only by Budge losing half a shoe (leather type) and Mick Sharpe wearing out a shoe (fibre type).
Birmingham Science Museum held the club's interest on the following weekend's run. Has anyone seen a green-un between here and there? We are sorry to say one of our members lost one.
This week's film show promises to be well supported and visitors are requested to spill their drinks, if at all, quietly.
Last time the club held an auction we were pleasantly surprised at the response. we can only hope for as much success this time.
All enties for inclusion in this news sheet should be handed in to the secretary of the club. Mr Rob Burgess will pass them to the editor.
Each month the news sheet will be edited by a different person. This is to give everyone a chance to say his piece and to spread the work more evenly.
This month's news sheet was prepared by Ray Barton.