Team Obsolete goes to Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio

Team Obsolete is set to bring two rare historic bikes to Vintage Motorcycle Days Mid-Ohio July 19-21, 2013. The AJS “triple knocker” 350 cc ex-factory Grand Prix racer that Rod Coleman rode to victory at the 1954 Isle of Man Junior TT will be ridden by 1984 Isle of Man TT winner David Roper. This exotic single-cylinder bike has three valves, three cams, and two exhaust pipes! The six gallon pannier-type fuel tank wraps around the engine, and utilizes a mechanical fuel pump.

1947 AJS Model 16

A 1947 AJS Model 16 on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.

1928 AJS 632CC Four

The idea of building a 500cc AJS V4 seems unlikely, yet if it hadn’t been for the Great Depression, the firm might have done just that.

Ultra Rare AJS Goes to Auction

Only four 1954 AJS E95 race bikes were built, and one of them is going up for sale. International auction house Bonhams has announced it will auction off the 1954 AJS E95 currently in the possession of England’s National Motorcycle Museum during its two-day auction at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, Calif., August 18-19. Estimated sale price? A stunning $750,000.

1935 AJS V4 Replica

What do you do when you want a 1935 AJS V4, a motorcycle AJS never offered for sale? Why, you build one, of course — from scratch!

1954 AJS E95

One of four built, this super-rare 1954 AJS E95 won the first-ever award for motorcycles at last year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. 

1939 AJS 500 V4 Racer

Alan Cathcart looks at the exotic, sole-surviving 1939 AJS 500 V4 Racer

1956 AJS 18CS

John Niesley is the kind of guy you’d love as a neighbor: friendly, easy-going and unpretentious. But back in 1958 riding his first AJS 18CS, he would have been feared as a bit of a hell-raiser.