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September 5, 2012

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’!

Line ’em up: the guttering flame of the British motorcycle industry had a few brief flashes of warmth as the seventies ticked on. The Beatles were no more, glam rock came and went, punk gave rise to a new wave and disenchanted youth attitude. Norton Villiers Triumph group gave us the posterchild Triple and a plumper 750 Bonnie. Keep on Rolling! The Tories got in with the Iron Lady, the Sex Pistols were history and MTV switched on: the kids had a new distraction. Video, Space Invaders and a Ford Escort XR3i with spoilers as standard, alloy wheel and bucket seats. “Go on, giz a job!”.

Though the flame died the embers stayed warm with a meager glede in its core…

Who says history is Boring?