Pullover, tie and brown polished shoes!

I found this photo of Rod Coleman, which I took around 10 years ago, during a sort-out after replacing my computer.

The event was the annual classic bike meet at Pukekohe in New Zealand, where I always tried to get to after the tours I was leading finished.

With his front number plate bearing the letter ‘W’, Rod Coleman looked totally relaxed as he awaited the start of this New Zealand event – but when the flag dropped he left ’em standing!

Note Rod’s natty riding gear as he happily awaited the start of a race on his 7R AJS.
Although his son had been designated ‘minder’, when the flag dropped Coleman was off like a scalded cat and no one got near him. The ‘old
‘un’ still had it!

Article continues below...

Enjoy more Old Bike Mart reading in the monthly newspaper.
Click here to subscribe & save.

Bruce Preston,

Read more Letters, Opinion, News and Views in the March 2018 issue of OBM – on sale now!

Subscribe to Old Bike Mart Enjoy more Old Bike Mart reading in the monthly paper. Click here to subscribe.