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Super Elliott Records

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:39 pm

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Data host for photos of Super Elliotts cycles adverts, cyclists, ephemera, - basically any records of Elliott Brothers or Super Elliotts.

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1930's photo of Super Elliotts riders from left to right :

Keith Thurgood, Deane Toseland, Phil Thomas, Jack Conyers.
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Horsham team

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:37 pm

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A group of Super Elliott Racing cyclists from Horsham Victoria.

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Left to right, M. Arnott, G. Bell, A. E. Pallott, Super Elliott agent, R.Buckley, H. Simpson, A. J. Blair.
Also G.W. Williams, Australian 1/2 Mile Championship on the Payneham Oval 1930-31, also holder of numerous other Championships, all won on his Super Elliott Cycle.

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1954 The Mail Tour program rear page advert

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:03 pm

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Amateur cyclists association, Advert for Sept 9 , 1954 Royal Show stand.

Features Jim Nestor and John Law.

Stores also at Hindmarsh, Port Adelaide, Enfield, Norwood, Renmark, Mt.Gambier, Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Gawler, Broken Hill, Ballarat.

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1960 Super Elliott 6 day race.

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:51 pm

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Nov 12th - 19th, 6 day race, 1960.
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super elliott , adelaide to burra 1947

Postby silverlight » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:09 pm

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Postby 5 Star Rolf » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:02 pm

...Rider in previous poster is Deane Toseland...
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Jim Nestor Promotional Advert of approx 1954/1955.

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:14 pm

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Jim Nestor riding an interesting example of an Elliotts cycle with 'twin E's' on the head tube and the round type adjustable stem.

Please note Nestors track cycle has a single front brake and also note the numerous records and achievements attained by him.

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Postby winona_rider » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:47 pm

awsm stuff 5*
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Postby winona_rider » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:50 pm

Ps - how old was Jim Nestor at the peak of his career?
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Postby silverlight » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:30 pm

heres another 2 Super Elliott related items

here is an original photo of Deane Toseland, this is not a photocopy or facsimile, genuine. Perhaps with the latest automobile in the background at the time...hahaa

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65 ... eland1.jpg

An original sales receipt of a Super Elliott cycle from 1950,
these were handed to buyers of new Elliott cycles. I have blanked the owners name. Im now the owner of this bike, it is in original condition although aged, it was a road/track, red and blue, oppy bars, monitor speedster brakes, brooks saddle, 5 pin williams cranks, colour matched wheels with flip flop rear fixed. frame numbe rof receipt matches bike.

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65 ... eiptSE.jpg
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Deane Whitehorn, Aust. Professional Sprint & Track Champ

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:13 pm

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Deane Whitehorn on his Elliott leading off, he was Pro Srint Champion, 1946 & 47, SA Track Champion of Champions, 1947-48.

Born 4-Nov, 1926, started riding 1936.

The only man in Australia to ride off scratch on track and road for two years.
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Deane Whitehorn and girlfriend, 1951 Road Race Championship.

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:39 pm

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Whitehorn on his Elliott road bike accepting a drink from his girlfriend in '51. Note 'suicide' front gear changer.

This is one of my favourite photos... It epitomises all facets of the sport of cycling in the golden era...
In the background we see anxious spectators and classic cars following, in the fore a roughened yet handsome young chap riding it harsh and accepting an alloy flask from his passionate and enthusiastic girl at the time...the shadow says it all...
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Postby silverlight » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:37 am

thats a superb picture
excellent 5*R


heres an image of a young Alex Christoff, he can be seen riding what looks to be an Elliott with a Normal "E" on the front rather than the gothic "E" , no front brake and track bars, from 1960

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Postby silverlight » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:58 am

An official programme from 1937, it features the best riders of its time, these were Deane Toseland, Ted Roberts and Keith Thurgood.
125 miles of gruelling road, it mentions BSA components used on their cycles and riders are not allowed to carry food bags, a compulsory stop of 5mins must be taken and no outside assistance permitted.


Other points of interest .
fastest time prize, 10 pounds
2nd fastest prize, 5 pounds
3rd fastest prize, 2 pounds
fastest SA prize, rider to compete in 100mile Warrnambool-Melbourne road race with 10 pounds expenses paid

first country rider prize, an easy chair (not quite sure what this is)valued at 2pounds
youngest rider prize, 1 pound
first rider 35yrs and over prize, an ice chest valued at 5pounds
first interstate rider prize, 2 pounds
first rider over 30mins handicap prize, cycle gear valued at 3 pounds
first rider between 15mins and 30 mins handicap prize, 1 pound

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Re: Deane Whitehorn, Aust. Professional Sprint & Track C

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:55 am

5 Star Rolf wrote:Image


Deane Whitehorn on his Elliott leading off, he was Pro Srint Champion, 1946 & 47, SA Track Champion of Champions, 1947-48.

Born 4-Nov, 1926, started riding 1936.

The only man in Australia to ride off scratch on track and road for two years.
Looking at those horizontal boards I can see why the track bikes back than had such relaxed angles, long wheel bases and fat tyres. Those boards would have been like riding over corrugations :D .
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Re: Deane Whitehorn, Aust. Professional Sprint & Track C

Postby 531db » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:22 am

singlespeedscott wrote:
5 Star Rolf wrote:Image


Deane Whitehorn on his Elliott leading off, he was Pro Srint Champion, 1946 & 47, SA Track Champion of Champions, 1947-48.

Born 4-Nov, 1926, started riding 1936.

The only man in Australia to ride off scratch on track and road for two years.
Looking at those horizontal boards I can see why the track bikes back than had such relaxed angles, long wheel bases and fat tyres. Those boards would have been like riding over corrugations :D .


On the contrary, board tracks even those with boards going across the direction of travel would have been quite smooth in comparison with the much more common dirt and grass tracks. The more elite riders that you see in this photo had access to quality track singles and their frames reflected what would be regrded as conventional track geometry for the day.
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Re: Deane Whitehorn, Aust. Professional Sprint & Track C

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:21 am

531db wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:
5 Star Rolf wrote:Image


Deane Whitehorn on his Elliott leading off, he was Pro Srint Champion, 1946 & 47, SA Track Champion of Champions, 1947-48.

Born 4-Nov, 1926, started riding 1936.

The only man in Australia to ride off scratch on track and road for two years.
Looking at those horizontal boards I can see why the track bikes back than had such relaxed angles, long wheel bases and fat tyres. Those boards would have been like riding over corrugations :D .


On the contrary, board tracks even those with boards going across the direction of travel would have been quite smooth in comparison with the much more common dirt and grass tracks. The more elite riders that you see in this photo had access to quality track singles and their frames reflected what would be regrded as conventional track geometry for the day.
Maybe for some tracks, but have a close look at those boards. They are lifting and warping at the ends. You only have to look at the waving in the line painted on the track to see that they are not very even. I think it had been a while since they had a drink of oil.
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Postby cycles gitane » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:25 pm

I have scanned some images of Super Elliott related items.



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from The Australian Cyclist, November 1952

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The Sunday Mail Tour 1955

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The Sunday Mail Tour 1955 2nd stage

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this card was for sale on ebay a couple of years ago.

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Postby il padrone » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:04 pm

Hey CG....

1955 - Lindsay Cox (WA) :? :?:
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Postby silverlight » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:58 pm

Toseland 1st certificate,

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Frank 'Mick' Watson on Elliott, possibly early 1930's.

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:42 pm

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Left to right, unknown on Norwood Star, Clarry Hawke on Norwood Star, unknown on Norwood Star, unknown on BSA?, Frank 'Mick' Watson on Elliott, unknown on Elliott and Bert 'Bruin Bear' Holder on unknown. Bert was nicknamed as such for his massive size and shape.
Possibly Payneham track, SA, early 1930's.
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Postby silverlight » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:54 am

from 25th September, 1937
50 Mile S.A Championship won by Deane Toseland

also featuring Arnie Bate, Australia's greatest Sprinter and Phil Thomas, Amateur champion

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South Australian team riders, mainly Elliotts.

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:58 pm

Nice ads and pics SL, these are all great contributions and well worth documenting.
Here is a photo of several SA riders, mostly unknown, yet you can spot Phil Thomas and Deane Whitehorn. To the left of Deane is Jack Conyers with the big grin. All but one rider have Elliotts frames, one has Healing. Note two frames have brake holes in forks, yet these are all track bikes. White socks indicated amateurs.
I had met Phil prior to his death, - he was a very kind knowledgable gentleman and very polite. I have also met with Conyers son who kindly showed me numerous photos and scrapbooks of his fathers excellent achievements. Deane is still well and riding the vets races, - still as tough as ever, a very clever competitor... a true champion cyclist of all time.


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