In 1980 young Julian
Spagthorpe inherited his Ancestor's title, lands, and mounting
expenses for the maintenance thereof. So he hired Royal Barrister
Alaistair Bannister to wrest ownership of the once-proud family
business from the British National Group. Once in his own capable
hands, the legendary motorcycle manufacturing marque continued the
centuries-old tradition of fine engineering excellence.
Suffering from postwar
depression and having lost most of its leftenants in the Recent
Unpleasantness, Spagthorpe was in dire need of direction and middle
management. This the government was only too happy to provide, and
the legendary trademark was absorbed into the British National Group.
We shall forever be indebted
to"”or blame shall forever fall upon"”Julian, Lord Spagthorpe
who, at the close of the Industrial Revolution, brought the obscure
centuries-old motorcycle manufactory kicking and screaming into
the unwilling limelight of the Twentieth Century.