Mis-match of the Day?
Posted by The Prodigal on July 18, 2021, 7:05 pm
I've just returned from The Old Stores Motorbike Cafe, as recently featured in "MCN". Although it looks as though it's been thrown together overnight, it's a fun place to visit and I recommend it highly. Being on the A5104 it must have been overlooked by many riders travelling from the North of Britain on their way to the better-known Ponderosa Cafe on the Horseshoe Pass. This will hopefully change.
But that's by-the-by. There are plenty of motorcycle magazines to read at the The Old Stores Motorbike Cafe, and I selected a copy of "CMM" from earlier this century; it included a feature looking back at "Sixteener Specials". The article declared that it was "well-known" that Jimmy Hill had owned a top-of-the-range sports moped - the Puch Grand Prix Supreme.
This machine was launched in 1977, by which time Jimmy Hill was a tad over 16 years of age. But quite apart from that, I can't for the life of me find any reference to the late Jimmy Hill owning a PTW on the interweb. Although there was this:
I'm strangely intrigued, though, by the idea of Jimmy Hill on a moped. Can anyone help? Or tell me where I can get some (as I obviously need it)?
"Nothing from the past was sad...every incident from the past was laughable
for the simple reason that it was past, and that he had survived it without
mortal damage." (Alan Sillitoe.)