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Hazell & Moore Ltd, Sydney 1929

Triumph Motorcycle Club outside Hazell & Moore Ltd, Sydney in 1929. 36 Campell St, Haymarket, midway between Omodies and Wentworth Avenue. Courtesy Howard Burrows

Hazell and Moore

The motor-cyclist or the prospective motor-cyclist will be delighted by the exhibit of Hazell and Moore, Ltd., in the motor section at Newcastle Show. There are displayed 1936 models of Indian, Triumph, Norton and Panther motor cycles.

A feature is being made of the special international racing Norton, as used by Mr. J. Pringle, who has represented Australia on several occasions in the Isle of Man T.T. races, and who recently won the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Victoria, his speed being 84.5 m.p.h. Mr. Pringle is in attendance at the stand.

A complete range of Triumph models is displayed, prices ranging from £75. These machines can he purchased on terms, ranging from £20 deposit and 15/ weekly. An interesting Indian motor-cycle is the Y. model, which is a replica of the motor cycle used by the American police for patrol work.

The unorthodox design of the Panther motor-cycle still attracts attention, and the machine is becoming more popular. Hazel and Moore are also displaying a full range of Malvern Star, B.S.A. bicycles.

36-38 Campell St, Sydney.
328-330 Hunter St. West, Newcastle.

Trove NLA Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate Fri 28 February 1936, Page 6

Bennett & Barkell

In 1914-1916 Bennett & Barkell sold both bicycles and motorcycles and every type of accessory for both. Depots in Dubbo, Maitland, Newcastle, Tamworth, Wagga and Sydney.

The Bennett and Barkell store in Wagga was in the Northern section of the main street. Bayliss/Fitzmaurice St runs across the Wollundry Lagoon and was known as Newtown. It was located there from 17 June 1908 to September 1910 and then moved to a new location in Newtown from September 1910 to 1920. That building existed much as it was until at least 2014, when it was an op shop supporting the Wagga Wagga hospital.

Courtesy Howard Burrows and Ralph Mouth.

Historical information on Sydney bicycle dealers, many of which were also motorcycle dealers. http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20607

Top Rider Motorcycles (owner died by his own hand in 1980s); previously named Ryde Motorcycles, probably. Located intersection of Lane Cove and Blaxland Roads Top Ryde.

Lester Morris worked at Omodies and later at Ryde Motor Cycles. He used to describe modified bikes as "hotter than a stove bolt" and said to the buyer of a BSA Goldstar that it used a 44 gallon drum for a carby slide. ~ forum.ozvmx.com

Bert Flood, Box Hill, Melbourne.

Jim Airey's

Northcott at Blacktown, Suzuki dealer.

Brian Collins Their original shop became Actions Parramatta.

Burling and Simmons were the original Harley dealer in Sydney, Parramatta Road Arncliffe. They sold Benelli in the early 70s. Also BSA dealer. This writer bought a fibreglass replica Spitfire tank from them.

Redfern motorcycles was the first Harley dealer in Australia. They sold the Harley franchise to Burling & Simmons (Burlo's, or Burglars and Stealers) Redfern M/c used to travel around on an HD (or poss Indian) combination. One of the machines in their small collection was a flat twin HD which I saw when I was just a sprog, owner took a shine to me.)

Morgan & Wacker

Advertised as "the world's oldest Harley-Davidson dealer outside the USA", by 2019 the Brisbane firm had been trading for 115 years.

Jim Eade sold Laverda in the 70s. The premises was occupied by Classic Allparts around 2015 before they moved to rural NSW.

George Heggie

Modak Motorcycles

Address: 299 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Established in the 1930s.


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