Today in Motorcycle History

Petty Weslake Motorcycles

During the 1970's Ray Petty and Harry Carter built a racing special utilising a 750cc Weslake twin cylinder engine housed in a Petty-built chassis. The machine, producing approximately 74bhp, was raced by Harry Carter's son during these years.

A replica of the original was constructed by White Rose Racing in 1999 fitted with a reconditioned Weslake 750cc parallel twin engine. A Hemmings clutch and belt drive transmit the power via an RGM four speed gearbox.

The completed machine made its competition debut in 2000 at Cadwell Park in the hands of Gary Carter, Harry Carter's son. It placed first.
Source: H&H Classic Auctions

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