Plaque in footpath 28 Doveton street Ballarat

Flux me dead tomcat

I always new Ballarat had a perpose in life and worth a visit just to see this plaque.

 

Phil Irving

I have read Phil Irving's Autobiography and it is an exellent book with plenty of Australian motorcycling history, including the AJS shop in Ballarat

We should Get A Ride Together

To Go and See This plaque, Its a peace of Our Australian Nation Motorcylcing History.

pricey book

Tomcat wrote:

I have read Phil Irving's Autobiography and it is an exellent book with plenty of Australian motorcycling history, including the AJS shop in Ballarat

If you still have this book Tomcat ( the one you lent me ) hang on to it. It sells in Amazon right now for $3000. Not kidding. Its worth a pretty penny. I went to try and get a digital copy but no luck. Cant afford to get the hard copy

Phil Irving

kate wrote:

Tomcat wrote:

I have read Phil Irving's Autobiography and it is an exellent book with plenty of Australian motorcycling history, including the AJS shop in Ballarat

If you still have this book Tomcat ( the one you lent me ) hang on to it. It sells in Amazon right now for $3000. Not kidding. Its worth a pretty penny. I went to try and get a digital copy but no luck. Cant afford to get the hard copy

 

 

A mate in the Beeza club said "If you like a good book read this", after I read it I bought my own copy ($90) from Wheels of Time when they still had their shop in Dande. They now do mail or online sales http://www.wheelsoftime.com.au/gallery/Motorcycle%2B-%2BBSA?view=list&order=name but I couldn't find it on their WWW store. Could be out of print?? FYI my copy is not for sale!

Pity we cant get that book ,

Pity we cant get that book , because some dates are a bit weird and stories on the web vary a lot. For Instance young Phil bought the HRD shop of Davies after he left Cambridge in 1928. But that placque has the dates 1926 - 1929. Weird. His autobiography would clear things up.

PCV

Phil Vincent bought out HRD in 1928.

Phil Irving was at Granter and Irving Motorcycles (Ballarat) at that time

SIGH. shouldn't be doing this

SIGH. shouldn't be doing this on day after new years hey