Ariel at the Show

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Ariel at the Show

Postby leon.mitchell » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:52 am

With an advertising budget...

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Cover of The Motor Cycle, 3 Nov 1938

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Re: Ariel at the Show

Postby keith.hodgenia » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:04 am

Typical British reserve. Nicely understated.

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Re: Ariel at the Show

Postby leon.mitchell » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:45 am

I don't know who the copy-writer was, but there was no holding back!

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The Motor Cycle 29 Oct 1936

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Re: Ariel at the Show

Postby leon.mitchell » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:43 pm

I suppose the man is the "Red Hunter" himself?

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The Motor Cycle 28 Nov 1935

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Re: Ariel at the Show

Postby leon.mitchell » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:27 am

In November 1938, The Motor Cycle had the single, and Motor Cycling had the four.

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Motor Cycling 2 Nov 1938

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Re: Ariel at the Show

Postby Keith.owen » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:55 pm

I think I need to dig out my dictionary and look up the definition of 'modesty'!

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Re: Ariel at the Show

Postby leon.mitchell » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:13 pm

Nah, we don't do modesty...

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The Motor Cycle 30 Sept 1937

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Re: Ariel at the Show

Postby leon.mitchell » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:41 am

Last one, from my collection at least: Sloper Ariel sharing the cover with a Triumph and John Bull.

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The Motor Cycle 13 Nov 1930

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Re: Ariel at the Show

Postby brenton.roy » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:59 am

Thanks Leon. Very nice.
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Re: Ariel at the Show

Postby leon.mitchell » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:02 am

My pleasure Brenton.

In 1948, BSA scored the cover with the Model A7 500 cc Vertical Twin, but Ariel, modest as ever, went with a colour full page inside.

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The Motor Cycle, 25 Nov. 1948


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