Gus Kuhn Customers Index
Page updated 11-Dec-2021
The customers were a varied and interesting bunch from all walks of life.
If you were a customer of Gus Kuhn Motors at any time and would like to share your memories, or just add your name to the list, please get in touch.
Here are a few: some of the names link to pictures or a story.
® = Purchased a racing machine.
Ballet Rambert, the contemporary dance company.
Russ Bartlett bought two BMWs in the '70s.
Bob Beach of Beach's Motorcycle Adventures Ltd. from Grand Island, New York, USA.
Elspeth Beard, award winning architect.

Andrew Bernardis bought a two year old Interstate in 1975 - and still has it.

Blakes 7: if you look carefully you'll spot the silver sprayed motorcycle gauntlets and Derriboots!
Bob Boorman and Joe Delmonte Jnr of New York, USA, purchased two export Commandos in May 1970. They paid £409 each for them!
Michael Bryant, the wonderful actor from the National Theatre and a charming gentleman.
Patrick Burke of Brixton purchased a 650SS Norton in 1962. It was later owned by Barry Pummell.
Tim Campbell of Elmendorf, Texas, USA bought a Commando in 1977.
Dave Carter from Leytonstone
Christopher Cazenove sold his BMW when he moved to the States to star in Dynasty.
Challenge Motors of Barcelona were Gus Kuhn's agent in Spain.
Alan Chapman of Clean Walls Ltd. purchased an MV Agusta and went on to become a racing sponsor.
Lewis Collins, the Professional actor.
Adrian Cooper ®
Simon Crowe, drummer the Boomtown Rats.
George Daniels, watchmaker, bought 2 BMWs.
Ted Dexter, cricketer and sports commentator.
Udo Dölz, purchased a BMW for commuting - and it changed his life!
Les Emery now of the Norvil Motorcycle Co.
Albert and Tonnie Engbers, from Holland, who visited the showroom in 1968.
Wilson Fallows had his Gold Star repaired at GK's
Mr Flay of Dulwich.
Piero Fenocchi purchased an MV Agusta 750S in 1974
A Fyffa ® bought a 750 GK Seeley in Feb 1970.
David Gambie of Sutton bought a Triumph Thunderbird in 1950 for £219 16s 8d.
Paul Garrod bought a Kuhn Seeley rolling chassis for £375 and a 5 speed PGT gearbox for £125.
Jamie Goodson, who is still keeping Commandos going in Massachusetts.
Chris Grimmett, now Chairman of the Norton Owners' Club.
Di Hackett (now Ladlow)
John Halliday bought a Norton 600cc Dominator in 1958.
W Harrison ® bought an ex-GK '68 350 Seeley in 1970.
Phil Haslam ®, Ron's brother.
Ray Heimbecker bought a production racer in 1973 and shipped it to Canada.
Willem Hemelop of the Netherlands
D G Hunt ® bought an ex-GK 350 Seeley in Sept 1970.
Paul Jack of Fetcham in Surrey kept his Triumph Bonneville until the 1980's, when he part-exchanged it for a BMW.
Eric Lamperd had a Dolphin fairing fitted to his James Sports Captain in 1963.
Hartley Kerner ®
Kings Motorcycles of Paris were Gus Kuhn's agent in France.
Alain Kovacs of Paris, France.
Patrick Lefevre of Jet's Motorcycles, Paris, France, would collect parts when the GK team were at French races.
M. Lejeune of France.
Walter Maisey bought a brand-new 1959 BSA A7
Christopher Malcolm, Rocky Horror original cast and Saffy's dad.
M Noel Mavrogordato competed in the 1952 TT, and purchased an MV Agusta.
D J Moor ® bought a 750 GK Seeley in Feb 1970.
Bob Mortimer, partner to Mr. Reeves, bought a few accessories for his BMW.
Mickey Most bought a Premier helmet.
Tony Page
J R Pepper ® bought a 750 GK Seeley in Sept 1970.
Adrian Rivett, BMW sidecar ace.
Otis Robinson purchased a Commando race engine in 1971 for his son, Pat.
R Rodgers ® bought a 500 Seeley in Sept 1970.
E G Rowan of Mayflower Road, SW9 bought a motorcycle and sidecar in 1951.
Dimitris Savidis from Greece.
Chris Scott, Saharan adventurer and author, bought his first trail bike, a Suzuki SP370 in 1979.
John Scott, Norton nut and member of Brighton NOC
Martin Shaw, another Professional actor, now Judge, who purchased a few clothing items.
Peter Sheppard had engine work on his 1953 350 AJS.
Tony Simpson was Gus Kuhn's last customer.
Tony Smith ® bought a Commando Production Racer in Sept 1970.
Robert Swan, OBE, Antarctic explorer, etc.
Thierry Tchernine, French motorcycle racer.
Steve Thompson ®, an American serviceman.
W H Townley bought a Velocette in 1950 and took it touring in France.
Anthony Valentine, actor chappie.
F J Ward ® bought a 750 GK Seeley in Feb 1970.
Mr Wate of Wates building group.
Mark Williams, journalist.
Patrick Wills
Vaughan Young ®