Yesterdays

1914 Wolsit By Yesterdays

In January 1907 the Macchi Brothers of Varese, the Banca di Legnano and the Wolseley Motor Car Ltd. founded Wolsit (Wolseley Italiana), with the aim of producing the famous British cars in Italy under license.

1960 Matchless G50

The Matchless G50 is a racing bike made by Associated Motorcycles (AMC) at the former Matchless works in London. Developed in 1958 from the…

1934 Harley Davidson

The ‘flat head’ (side valve) Harley-Davidson VL ‘Big Twin’ was announced in July 1929 as a replacement for the inlet-over-exhaust ‘pocket valve’ twins that…

1914 Excelsior 500CC

The famous American Excelsior motorcycle was produced by the Excelsior Motor Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois from 1908 until 1931, latterly under the ‘Super-X’…

1958 James Cadet for Sale

James’s first post-war ‘125’ was the ML, a 122cc Villiers 9D-engined machine derived from a successful military design. It was superseded in 1948 by…

1905 Bruneau for Sale

Established at 12, rue Victor Hugo in Tours from 1899, the firm Bruneau built motorcycles and tricars. Paul Bruneau’s motorcycles had more than a…

1930 MGC Model N3C

Marcel Guiguet is born in 1901 in the village of Corbelin in the Département of Isère. His father and his uncles own a well-equipped…

1951 Vincent Rapide

The outbreak of WW2 in 1939 brought production of all Series A models to a halt, and when Vincent resumed production at the war’s…