Spagthorpe Motorcycle Company
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New stories of the legendary Spagthorpe Motorcycle Company are always being discovered. If you have a story about a Spagthorpe Motorcycle or a person associated with the company, we'd love to read it and publish it here. But first you must verify its authenticity.
Several things distinguish Spagthorpe Motorcycles from the mundane masses.
If you have discovered a photograph of the Spagthorpe motorcycle, please send that to us as well!
 Aside from the Iguana, Indomitable , and Chihuahua, every Spagthorpe production motorcycle was named for a breed of dog. The Feral Flea and Wildebeest were experimental prototypes. The Viking was a variant of the Springer. The Hedgehog and Dauntless were scooters.
Not much is known about most of the Spagthorpe family and company, so there is plenty of room for more information. If you should discover some heretofore-unknown documentation about a member of the family or an employee of the Spagthorpe Motorcycle Company, please verify its authentcity by checking what is already known. For instance, since Lord Julian Spagthorpe was born in 1957, documentary evidence placing him in the Classic Era would be most unsettling.
Some documents are of questionable chronology. For instance, one well-established source has Lord Julian wresting control of the Motorcycle Company from the British National Group in 1981, and another has his daughter reviving the marque. Let's not add to the confusion without good reason.
A photograph is always useful.
Finally, a word on Privateer Racers. Throughout the Industrial Revolution, factories were not the only ones to race motor vehicles. Often private individuals would pool their resources and found racing teams devoted to a particular manufacturer. For instance, the Belgian brothers Grönendäl, Läkenois, and Malinois Tervuren raced Spagthorpe Weimaraners during the 1920s. Though as yet we have no evidence as such of this, we are hopeful that more stories of privateer racers will emerge as the research continues.
SourcesA great deal of Spagthorpe lore can be found at http://www.walrus.com/~manes/winona/Spagthorpe/spagthorpe.txt, to whom we are indebted. There's more stuff at http://www.herohog.com/DoD/Spagthorpe.txt which we haven't mined yet. If you feel an article was improperly attributed, or you have more information about where an article came from, please let us know and we'll be happy to add that information to the attributions field.
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