Following the Gold Star vs Thruxton article (June 2019 edition), and my brother (Chris Briston) visiting us last week from the USA, and the June ‘Where are they now?’ letter, I was prompted to write this email.
In the early 1960s my brother owned a 350cc Gold Star whose previous owners had been, in sequence, Geoff Duke, Jackie Wood, Phil Read and John Judge, from whom my brother bought the machine.
He sold it David Hunt about 1963 and we have not thought anything about it since that time. It had a special Duke frame. We wondered if it still existed.
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