As a kid I always felt there was something about Velocettes that set them apart from the usual run of motorcycles. Maybe it was the sleek lines or the lovely single cylinder soundtrack that seemed to get inside you somehow. There were never many of them about and when you did see one, it was almost always immaculate and obviously loved.
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With only a few weeks to go before the VMCCs Jan-June 2013 Raffle is drawn here’s a reminder that someone will be having a fantastic summer this year as the proud new owner of an immaculate 1959 500cc Velocette Venom.
Introduced in 1964, the Thruxton represents the ultimate evolution of the company’s sporting single.
The Birmingham based Goodman brothers founded the Veloce company in 1905 after their previous company was wound up. They had already produced a viable two wheeled machine, the 2hp Veloce, so the name was used on the letterhead of the new company, albeit to make cars in the early days. In 1913 a small capacity two-stroke machine was designed and named the Velocette but sales were poor, as motorcycles hadn’t really caught on as a viable means of transport.
Velocette is the name given to motorcycles that were made by Veloce Ltd, in Hall Green, Birmingham, England. One of several motorcycle manufacturers in Birmingham, Velocette was a small, family-owned firm, selling far fewer hand-built motorcycles than the giant BSA,…
With only a few weeks to go before the VMCCs Jan-June 2009 Raffle is drawn here’s a reminder that someone will be having a fantastic summer this year as the proud new owner of an immaculate 1964 500cc Velocette Venom….