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died and woke up in Ariel heaven!

Postby micktailor » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:59 am

Hi all,
on the weekend i went out hunting for ariels.
i found the mother load of ariel parts and the biggest collection of square fours on the planet!
im not joking, here in Nuriootpa south australia, met a nice old chap namedEric Parker,
he has the worlds biggest collection of square fours . he also has a great stash of parts and is selling some of them, so his email is CHEVARIEL@gmail.com if u want to ask for something....... i couldnt believe my eyes lol, see pics
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Re: died and woke up in Ariel heaven!

Postby Keith.owen » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:20 am

Hi,
Isn't that just amazing! :o

Are they all road worthy? I guess he must take a different one out each day!!!!

Ha, ha :D

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Re: died and woke up in Ariel heaven!

Postby Mark Nazer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:14 am

Maybe club spares could make contact?
Enjoy old age, you didn’t die young!

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Re: died and woke up in Ariel heaven!

Postby john.whiting » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:17 am

The Parker collection is well known here,and there are others like it , with other makes.Some years ago ,I went to see a contact in Inverell NSW about a Cat D6C ,and he took me to a farm where there was a large shed full of Sq 4s ,nothing restored ,just collected.I assume its still there ,as a family lived on the farm,at least three generations.....Although the ongoing drought has caused the selling up of large accumulations of all sorts at clearing sales.......so many clearing sales that buyers are scarce at some .

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Re: died and woke up in Ariel heaven!

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:12 pm

I Would like to wake up in ariel heaven and ride a different bike each day lets hope wen we do die its like that i would be in my glory 8-)

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Re: died and woke up in Ariel heaven!

Postby Dave.Thomas » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:36 pm

More like Ariel prison than heaven ! Hope petrol is still affordable by the time they get their freedom

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Postby nevhunter » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:40 am

At least they aren't in chook sheds or in pieces in boxes rusting. When you get a bike, the easy part is pulling it to pieces. After it's gone through a few hands you really have a challenge with what's left. Nev

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Re: died and woke up in Ariel heaven!

Postby david.anderson » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:26 am

Eric does have a huge collection of Ariels and is himself still collecting. His family were however attempting to sell some things off. But if you have only seen the collection that he has in his museum then you have missed most of it. There are also numerous bikes within his house, and at the rear of the property are many shipping containers. They are all full of either bikes or parts. One shipping container that I had a look in was full of mostly OHC square four engines, most of which had been restored and were ready for fitting to a bike. Other shipping containers are full of frames etc. At the time that I saw it, it was a work in progress with newly restored bikes constantly being completed.
For someone that has such a large collection and such an apparent love of Ariels, his knowledge of Ariels is very limited. He showed me a HT Ariel that he had recently purchased. When I looked carefully it had a silver painted cylinder and was built in a Honda frame. He had been sold the bike as genuine HT.
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Postby Eero.Korhonen » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:20 am

Wow, that is amazing collection.
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Re: died and woke up in Ariel heaven!

Postby micktailor » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:43 am

hi, yes he told me he had some other stuff. and true, his knowledge of other models is limited( i told him and his mechanic mate about my kha project and they had never heard of them!!
but he knows everything about square fours as u would if youd been collecting them since u were 15 lol.
if anyone is in need of square four parts i think hes starting to move some stuff on,id hit him up via the email address above
cheers
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