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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Henry Body Collection Sale
« Last post by Dave on 17 Feb 2024 at 17:47  »
Alwyn posted a piece about Henry Body back in 2007.

Quote from: Alwyn
roychris alerted me to a story published yesterday by Western Daily Press Co.UK about Douglas sprint king Henry Body. Quoting from the article, Henry is described thus...
"Henry Body is a daredevil aged 72 with health issues who regularly takes his Bristol-built Douglas from 1929 to motorbike meets. He cuts a quaint figure to the uninitiated. Among the crowds are some of the kind who are wont to smile and say "Ah, bless" and when they spot this slow-talking West Countryman with his worn black leathers and ancient steed they do just that. Then they see him in action, and all they can do is shake their heads in disbelief and mutter: "What the...?"

The whole story in .pdf format can be downloaded HERE. It's well worth reading. Thanks for pointing us to it Roy.

I did find a photo of Henry in the September/October 2005 issue of NCR and have taken the liberty of displaying it here.

Read the full story here.

Photo courtesy of London Douglas Motor Cycle Club magazine "The New Conrod"
Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Dragonfly Rack
« Last post by Biggles1957 on 17 Feb 2024 at 12:23  »
Apologies but some time ago I was asking if anyone had a diagram or photo of a rear rack for a Dragonfly. I think it was Eddie who emailed one to me but somehow I seem to have lost it!  It was a 'side on' photo with the rack diagram overlaid on the picture I seem to remember?  I can't find anything now in my email folder.

Sorry to be a pain, but can anyone still help?  Many thanks!  Bob
Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Henry Body Collection Sale
« Last post by cardan on 17 Feb 2024 at 02:04  »
Thanks Doogle - quite a collection of racy Douglases. My favourite is the deep-tank racer on the left, but I wonder how the auctioneers went when the catalogued it as it has been represented in the past as (in my opinion) something it isn't.


Link to photo added - Dave, 18Feb2024
Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Henry Body Collection Sale
« Last post by Doogle on 17 Feb 2024 at 00:12  »
Thought I'd post some info on news I've recently seen, the upcoming auction sale of the late Henry Body's bike collection.
To be held in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK on Saturday 11th May 2024, auctioneers are Richard Edmonds Auctions. More info due soon.
(no links with myself but thought some may appreciate the early notice)
Photo Guide to Douglas Motorcycles by Year / Re: 1913 "TT" model 2¾HP
« Last post by eddie on 12 Feb 2024 at 17:55  »
Recently, whilst trawling the Internet, I came across the attached photo - it shows Agostini riding 'LB' in 1967.

Photos added to first post.
Thanks Dave, I will take some photos tomorrow

Douglas Motorcycles and Parts For Sale - Private / Re: For sale
« Last post by Dave on 06 Feb 2024 at 18:08  »

Do you have any photos? They don't have to be great photos, just something that helps people understand your offer better.
If you are unsure how to attach photos to your post, please email them to and we will add them to your post.

Douglas Motorcycles and Parts For Sale - Private / Re: For sale
« Last post by Xman on 06 Feb 2024 at 10:10  »
I probably did not make it clear, I want to sell both bikes, but would sell them individually, with a look.
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