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See the Dunstall in its glory days on video of the Race Of The Year at Mallory Park 1970

The Ken Jones photographic archive of Paul Dunstall Norton and other customised road machines, Offered for sale without reserve,
Sold on behalf of The Joan Seeley Pain Relief Memorial Trust, Registered Charity No 278697.

including 14 large format 12″ x 15″ images of Dunstall motorcycles comprising Norton 750 Domiracer, Norton 810, Honda 500, BSA and Kawasaki, together with a quantity of in excess of 450 mainly 6″ x 8″ monochrome publicity and other photographs of various Paul Dunstall range of customised roadsters including Norton, Triumph, Honda, Suzuki, BMW, and Yamaha, and some images of race machines, together with photographs of the Well Hall, Eltham premises including shop-front and workshop images, and assorted photographs of mechanical parts, frames, fairings, exhaust systems, tanks, and other detail shots, together with assorted glass-plate and other negatives, covering the period from late 1960s to early 1980s this collection is offered without copyright, and includes various items of marketing literature, two Norton tuning manuals, sales brochures, two ‘Paul Dunstall Power Equipment’ posters publicising the range, and other related ephemera.

In 1969 Paul Dunstall built the Drainpipe . The name came from it’s unique design .

Ray Pickerell rode it . There are very few if any other copies of this bike . Our man Pit commissioned Ray Breingan to build an exact replica of the frame tank and seat . This is what evolved after one years work .


Dunstall (drainpipe) Racer

One of only 6 genuine Dunstall spine framed race bikes is now display at the national motorcycle museum in Birmingham, although i have yet to determine which bike this is the fact that one has now been put on display next to some of the all time greats shows Dunstall’s status in motorcycle history.

All six frames were hand made by Dunstall’s chief engineer Ken Ford to the designs of Eddie Robinson who had close links with Seeley. The bikes were VERY successfull while being ridden by Ray Pickrell and Ken Redfern.

Dunstall spine racer

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