Ton-Up Club: 1961 Velocette Venom 500 Clubman

Acquired through a chance phone call to an old work buddy, new owner Don Smith has revived this Velocette Venom Clubman to its former glory.

First introduced in 1953, the slotted upper shock mounts, a Velocette patent, allowed the shocks to be moved through an arc of 24 degrees to adjust preload. It was both simple and effective.
Photo by Jeff Barger