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As one of the oldest dealers in the country, Damerells in Indian Queens in Cornwall, is currently run by the grandson of the founder, Steve Damerell. 

While they’re a new-bike dealership, they also retail second-hand machines and so there’s little surprise that they have an amazing collection of bikes, including an impressive array of classic Yamaha two stroke machines and trailies.

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And Damerells don’t have the only collection in Cornwall, as the Hawkins Motor Group also has its own museum of classic bikes, despite the fact that the group’s five dealerships sell cars!

The company started when Henry ‘Billy’ Hawkins began his working career aboard a Scott Squirrel, which was sold in 1933 to help finance the first dealership.

Read more and view more images in the July 2019 issue of OBM – on sale now!

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