Keith.owen wrote: PS. Will the Panther pull a chair?
Well, it could, but I'll be riding it as a solo.
My intention is to ride it to the Panther Owners' Club Swedish Rally one day - but it won't be in 2014 I'm afraid as there is far too much work to be done on it at the moment (and I have four other bikes to fettle).
It has a three speed Sturmey Archer gearbox with a hand change, it could be interesting
Many, many years ago I "had a shot" on a couple of Panther outfits, one was a '120' (650cc) around an empty car park (remember them?) but the other was a disreputable 600cc heap of **** that I tried out on the road.
I decided that chairs were not for me, but at one time I did consider fitting one to my '57 VB and taking it to the Green Elephant Rally at the Nurburgring - life and a very expensive 4G restoration got in the way of that idea
I'm intending to take the 'VH' to the AOMCC Italian Rally in 2014 (I haven't told SWMBO yet
My avatar shows the late Len Rich in 1970 with the bike I now have - a 1958 Ariel VH