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General => Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion => Topic started by: gsx1100s on 01 Jul 2005 at 06:14

Title: Hello from new member
Post by: gsx1100s on 01 Jul 2005 at 06:14
Hello all , my name is Michael. I'm from Australia and have a great interest in the very early Douglas e.g. 1915 3.5 etc. I'm yet to own one but hope to soon.
Thanks for your site.

cheers Michael
Title: Hello from new member
Post by: Dave on 01 Jul 2005 at 12:31
Welcome Michael, thanks for your message. How did you develop an interest in the very early Douglas machines?

Dave
Title: wlecome
Post by: trevorp on 02 Jul 2005 at 13:31
wangaratta bike shop has a few ews  for sale may be a bit late for u but good price around 1750 to 2000 each i think they are 20s models
Title: Hello from new member
Post by: gsx1100s on 03 Jul 2005 at 23:49
Quote from: "Dave"
Welcome Michael, thanks for your message. How did you develop an interest in the very early Douglas machines?

Dave


Hi again, I have had a photo of my Grandad astride a 1915 Douglas . He was a stretcher bearer at Gallipoli and the Somme AIF 7th Ambulance . After being injured he was sent to England came back an officer and the photo is of him on his way to a date farm in Baghdad.
As a kid I loved the picture and always wondered as to what bike it was. the people at the bike museum in Canberra ( moved now I believe) helped me identify it . To own one and ride the same bike my Grandad did is a dream that hopefully will come to fruition soon. So thats the story!

Trevorp , thanks for the information on the Wangaratta bike shop. I am happy to look at early twenties models as well.
I called the shop , none of that era that I am after but had a great chat , very nice people indeed! Thanks again


cheers Michael