Greeves Scottish metal wall sign
2-stroke | 246cc | Villiers | Thundersley | Bert Greeves | Derry Preston-Cobb
Size: 300mm x 400mm
Instructions for use:
1. Remove carefully from the packaging.
2. Inspect the sign and feel pleased that you bought it.
3. Find a suitable spot on a suitable wall or door.
4. Position the sign thoughtfully using strips of masking tape if necessary.
5. Carefully mount the sign with nails or screws taking utmost care not to damage any part of the design (Tip: Use fibre washers both in front and behind the sign if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
6. Open a beer, light a fag, hug your partner or favourite pet.
7. Stand back and enjoy the sign and do this as often as time and convenience allows.
8. Drop us an email to let us know how satisfied you are.
9. Wipe the sign occasionally with a soft cloth (and wax it if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
10. Tell your friends.
That's all that's required. The sign should still be fit for purpose long after you're gone, and we hope that's a long time into the future.
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A quality framed motorcycle print unique to Sump Magazine
Specifications: Solid oak frame. 8-inch x 6-inch high-resolution image. UK designed and produced. Reinforced corners.
About this framed print...
We've got a particular soft spot for Greeves motorcycles. It's the "mystique" of the Greeves back-story that we like. Derry Preston Cobb. Bert Greeves. Invacar. The creation of a new motorcycle company. The new thinking with the cast beam downtube. The rubber-in-torsion suspension. The competition successes of Dave Bickers (and the tragic loss of Brian Stonebridge). The range of bikes. And the colours.
The image on this framed print is of a 246cc Greeves Scottish model, specifically a 1967 bike. We figure that all Greeves competition bikes are best enjoyed at jaunty angles, so it seemed natural to display it here at an appropriate incline.
This high-quality print looks good on its own, and looks better in a set of four. Are we trying to upsell you? Well, a bit. But these framed prints really do look better in a collection. Check our range below and see if you agree. They're designed to be displayed on a wall, desk, shelf or wherever.
Our Greeves Scottish print is mounted in a 225mm x 175mm x 16mm solid oak frame. The high quality image measures 203mm x 152mm (or 8-inches x 6-inches, if you prefer).
As soon as we receive your order, we'll despatch. The prints are in stock right now and ready to go. So start clearing some space for one or more of them. You'll be glad you did.
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Classic bike wall
There are plenty of things that the oft-maligned British county of Essex is thankful for. Miles of relaxing coastline. Some of the best oysters in the world (or so we're told). Numerous seaside towns to explore. Quaint olde worlde villages in acres of rolling countryside. Nature parks. Stately homes. Public gardens. And Greeves Motorcycles.
We mention Greeves last, but not least, because the story of this firm and the products it created is one of those homespun tales of a local boy done good; a boy—or, rather, a man—who for a generation or more helped put Essex on the world motorcycle map.
Greeves Motorcycles was founded by Oscar Bertrum "Bert" Greeves. He wasn't an Essex man, except by adoption. He was actually born in Lyon, France to British parents. As a young man, he began an apprenticeship at the Birmingham Longbridge Works of the Austin Motor Company, then in its postwar heyday.
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