Grindlay Peerless JAP 500cc
A 1929 replica 500cc motorcycle raced by Edmond ‘Boy’ Tubb at Brooklands.
In 1928, Bill Lacey, riding a 500cc Grindlay Peerless at Brooklands, became the first person to ride a 500cc Motorcycle 100mph on a British track at Brooklands. This Motorcycle is one of five (possibly six) replicas built the following year in 1929. Some of these replicas, just like this one, carry a spelling mistake attributed to Bill Lacey, with “Grindlay” spelt with an “e”.
In 1936 this bike was bought by Edmond ‘Boy’ Tubb, a Brooklands racer. The initial performance on the racetrack was disappointing, but improved after tuning expert, E.C.E. “Ted” Baragwanath rebuilt and modified the engine.
- Engine: 498cc JAP
- Top Speed: 102 mph
- Manufacturer: Grindlay Peerless
- Model: Brooklands ‘Hundred’
- Origin: Coventry