Dave Innola

The "Geoff Duke" Royal Enfield Cafe Racer!

Submitted by the indispensable Dave Innola! For more on the very talented racer please see this ENTRY HERE. Great stuff!

Found this great photo of Mr. Duke in action “back in the day” on a Gilera at the Isle of Mann with the following caption:

Douglas, Isle of man: Geoff Duke, riding an Italian Gilera (493) round the bend at Governor’s Bridge during the Senior TT. Duke smashed all records to win his third Senior TT in 2-43-49 4/5 at an average speed of 97.93 MPH.
13 June 1955

Update: Sweet Jebus what a nice Brough

A nice pair of 1921’s a Rolls Royce and a Brough. That’s just excellent!

A nice period roadtest article. Click on photos to enlarge.

There’s a certain “Steampunk” quality to the gauges. I love it!

Dave Innola sends in another beauty. Gorgeous example there! The E-mail I was copied on had the following message attached:
Third owner and never left the family , she aint no pamperd garage queen.

No Doubt!!!