In this section you will find the history of the Le Velo club, information about the LE Velocettes and a number of other historic articles including a series by our resident historian, Dennis Frost.

 

Marque History

After the Second World War was over, hostilities and rationing were still a way of life. It was these factors which influenced Velocette's chief designer, Eugene Goodman, to propose a radical motor cycle design for the masses. It was decided that a design had to appeal to both sexes, all physiques and ages. From these parameters Eugene came up with the L.E. (little engine)...

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About the club

Formed from a spontaneous rally of riders meeting at Newlands Corner, just outside of Guildford in Surrey, in the early summer of 1950, the LE Velo Club has survived the changing values of more than six decades. Now into its 7th decade, it has over 1300 members worldwide...

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Club Committee

The committee of the LE Velo Club...

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DVLA Re-registration

The Club has been approved by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to deal with re-registration applications from owners of Velocette post-WWII lightweight twin cylinder motorcycles...

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Looking back

"Looking Back" is an occasional series, written for the Club magazine by Club Historian Dennis Frost. To view the various articles please select an item from the following list:-

 

Historians Notes

Dennis Frost has been the L.E. Velo Club’s Historian for nearly 40 years, and has written extensively about Velocette’s post-war lightweight models.

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