- ESO-ENGINED GRASSTRACK RACER
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 133
Year : -
Engine Size : -
Engine No. : # 10908
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Numerous Speedway and Grass track racers were built as specials by owner/riders for themselves, and sometimes for friends. For many years the popular engine of choice was the J.A.P. This dominance continued for decades until the advent of the Czechoslovakian-made ESO engine took over. Later to be amalgamated with Jawa, ESO/Jawa engines then prevailed for some years in the sport. This machine utilises an ESO engine in a frame manufactured by its late owner. He made frames for his own racing machines, and a few selected customers, in the course of his competition career which stretched from the 1960s to the 1970s. It features an AMC gearbox. Used for racing during the 1960s/70s by the vendor's deceased partner, it has been stored for many years, and will require re-commissioning or restoration. There are no documents with this lot.