Australian & NZ Motorcycles

Beauchamp Motorcycles


Built at the Edward Beauchamp works, 284 Chapel Street Prahran.

Charles Mayman created nine Beauchamp racing motorcycles between 1901 and 1903. He died racing one on Boxing Day 1904.

The King family of Launceston, keen motorcyclists from very early on, purchased a Beauchamp in 1901. See Champion.

W. C. Jackson, the well-known racing cyclist, has ordered a 2-horse power motor bicycle for next season's track racing. E. Beauohamp, Prahran, has been entrusted with the work of turning out a motor cycle capable of running miles under 1-35. Jackson is now training for the Warrnambool race,

The Clipper (Hobart, Tas.) Sat 21 Jun 1902


A HUNDRED MILES Amounts TO NOTHING WHEN YOU HAVE A
Speed King" Motor Cycle Under You
Just drop a line to
E. BEAUCHAMP. Chapel-st.. Prahran.

Punch (Melbourne, Vic.) Thu 30 Oct 1902


Progressive citizens will find it to their advantage, when they
Desire to Mote
to consult one of the pioneers of the Motor Car and Motor Cycle trade -
E. BEAUCHAMP, Prahran.

Punch (Melbourne, Vic.) Thu 9 Jun 1904


Entrants in the Dunlop Reliability Motor Contest from Sydney to Melbourne
E. C. Joshua. Vic. (3½ h.p. Beauchamp)

Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.) Thu 16 Feb 1905


BEAUCHAMP Motor and Cycle Works
REMOVED TO LARGER PREMISES,
161, 163, 165 High Street, Prahran

Malvern Standard, Sat 5 Jan 1907


BEAUCHAMP Motor and Cycle Works REMOVED TO LARGER PREMISES,
259 to 261 High Street, Prahran

Malvern Standard, 23rd Feb 1907

There is little mention of the firm after January 1907.

Leon Mitchel has written a detailed and fascinating 3-part account of Mayman and the Beauchamp in "Serpolettes Tricycle".

Sources: Trove NLA; Leon Mitchel, earlymotor.com; et al


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