Author Topic: does anyone know who this is  (Read 4856 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline trevorp

  • Master Member
  • ****
  • Join Date: May 2005
  • Posts: 502
  • Location: Australia
does anyone know who this is
« on: 25 Jul 2010 at 14:17 »
It looks like a 90 plus but cant be sure
i think i have seen this picture before

Original negative


As it would appear when printed
« Last Edit: 25 Jul 2010 at 23:32 by Dave »

Offline Dawn

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 89
  • Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Re: does anyone know who this is
« Reply #1 on: 26 Jul 2010 at 13:31 »
Hi,

I think you are correct - it is a 90 Plus.  From the way the tank if differently painted, I think this may be a works racer.  Don't know who is riding the machine though.


Dawn.

Offline eddie

  • Master Member
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2006
  • Posts: 1378
  • Location: Hampshire, UK
Re: does anyone know who this is
« Reply #2 on: 27 Jul 2010 at 08:04 »
Hi,
     This looks very much like Franz Pados on the works development racer. It is probably quite an early photo as the bike is fitted with a 'standard' plus engine, rather than the large finned motor that featured hairpin valve springs, etc. Luckily this bike still exists and has been restored to it's original condition by an LDMCC member in the Bristol area.

                                           Eddie.

Offline Dave

  • Administrator
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2004
  • Posts: 3216
  • Location: Australia
Re: does anyone know who this is
« Reply #3 on: 27 Jul 2010 at 11:57 »
Photos of the Franz Pados works development racer...

http://www.sandspeedwales.co.uk/17811.html
(very last image at the bottom of the page)

http://www.silverdragons.co.uk/1950/1950_picture_gallery_4.htm
(click on the thumbnail photo at the top of the page)

Offline trevorp

  • Master Member
  • ****
  • Join Date: May 2005
  • Posts: 502
  • Location: Australia
Re: does anyone know who this is
« Reply #4 on: 27 Jul 2010 at 13:09 »
Calgary recently lost two stalwarts of the automotive community: Franz Pados died Feb. 6; and Bill McNaughton died Feb. 26 in California.

Pados sold British and German motorcycles and scooters in Calgary in the early 1950s, and eventually owned Pados Volkswagen on Macleod Trail, where he also held the Porsche franchise. In 1974, he opened a BMW auto dealership, further south on Macleod Trail. In later years, he was a consultant to the Alberta government on transportation issues.