Neil Thorpe
Page updated 12-Mar-2019

Neil Thorpe got in touch from Dunsborough, South Western Australia.
He moved to Australia from the UK about 40 years ago.

Finally finished my Gus Kuhn. It runs beautiful. Its taken several years.

I can remember Vincent Davey at many race meeting that where held at various circuits around the UK. Not to mention all the great British riders that rode for him. It was a wonderful period of racing that will probably never happen again. I was privileged to see all the Gus Kuhn race bikes and all the works Nortons, plus all the works BSA and Triumph triples. What great times, racing, sounds and marvellous looking bikes.

At that time you could walk through the pits at Mallory all day and admire the bikes and talk to all the riders. It was fantastic. Once I had a chat to the great Jarno Saarinen.

I used to live in Leicestershire. We would hire a bus for 40 of us to go down to London for the day to see the Racing and Sporting M/C shows, they were marvellous.

I always headed for the Gus Kuhn stand and stare with our mouths open.

Also loved going to the Trans-Atlantic meetings at Easter.

This weekend we have a club run with a limited 180 riders. The Gus Kuhn will have it first outing and will certainly get lots of attention.

It quite amazing that not many people (so called M/C enthusiast) out here have ever seen or heard of a Gus Kuhn! So my bike is very special and quite rare out here.

It was purchased from Gus Kuhn new in 1969. It's a ripper. I think the motor has been tweeked a little as it sounds fantastic.

I never went to the Gus Kuhn premises but now look at the Gus Kuhn web site. All the staff are all together on the web site and many that have previously worked there.

I always remember seeing Neil Collett, I remember his Blue overalls, and Dave Sleat at many of the race meeting (never had a chat)