List of Vehicles in the Collection

Explore the vehicles in our Collections and see which ones are on display in the National Motor Museum. Please note that vehicles on display can change at short notice. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Rotrax Jap Speedway

On Display

The frame of this motorcycle was used by John Walter Denton Oliver, who rode for Belle Vue Aces in Manchester during the 1940s and 50s. ‘Dent’ began riding in 1946, competing in his first international against Australia in 1948. He also rode for Bradford and Sheffield before returning to manage Belle Vue in the 1960s.

Speedway, originally known as dirt track racing, originated in the USA and Australia. The first British meeting was in 1927 and the sport soon became incredibly popular. The design of Speedway bikes has seen little change in more than fifty years. The JAP 497cc speedway engine first appeared in 1930 and was still being raced in the 1970s.

Valvesoverhead valve
Maximum speed70mph
Price new£150
ManufacturerAlec Jackson Motor Export Ltd
Loaned byPrivate Owner


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