Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Recognizes Greg Williams

| 9/18/2014 5:02:00 PM

Greg Williams and his Triumph 

Motor journalist Greg Williams, one of Canada’s most widely published motorcycle journalists and a regular contributor to Motorcycle Classics, will receive the Barr and Heddy Hodgson Award during ceremonies for the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The award recognizes “those who have achieved excellence and/or made significant contributions to the well-being and advancement of motorcycling in Canada.”

Williams is a columnist for the Calgary Herald weekly driving section and is a monthly columnist for several other motorcycle enthusiast and vintage publications. He has published significant historical works on Canadian motorcycle pioneer Bernie Nicholson, who in 1942 published Modern Motorcycle Mechanics, the first comprehensive textbook on the operation and mechanical maintenance of motorcycles.

Williams’ has received numerous accolades, including two Motorcycle of Excellence (MAX) Awards, AJAC’s Castrol Clinthe Award for Automotive Journalism, and the Julie Wilkinson Motorsports Award for Excellence in Journalism. – Richard Backus, with information from

9/25/2014 6:35:08 PM Check out the video of a 1939 Ariel with special magneto, front suspension by pleading trapeze, spring and friction, rigid rear. 29HP motor in single race in Switzerland in 2013. You guys really know the vintage English deeply. I did not reveal the name Ariel Motors, whose plant made ​​history earlier than all others arise. I have owned a 500cc Ariel KH Twin 28HP year 1952. I regretted exceedingly to exchanged for another motorbike with transmission drive shaft. She warmed enough with twin cylinders and cylinder heads cast iron. That during the postwar period in which England suffered greatly from the lack of aluminum. Anyway its pistons and connecting rods were high duralumío league and gears command manufactured valves special alloy called Millenitte (manganese-aluminum-nickel and silicon) with high resistance to wear. The engine was part of the frame with just a tube type bicycle with gloved doing exceptionally sturdy and lightweight welds. In a linkage rear suspension with compression springs and return without hydraulics. I can say that possessed a remarkable stability, lightness and reached the 160 maximum speed with ease with just a Amal carb with only one duct for both heads. Unfortunate not be allowed to post pictures of it and its symbol with the head of horse racing quarter mile, just by technical restrictions of the site itself. WITH THE LARGEST CONGRATULATIONS, GLAICO

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