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Now here is an interesting mystery to be solved!  Many thanks to Audrey Aarons for this picture of her father, Alf Aarons (b.1908 West Australia, d.2005 Victoria, Australia), on an AJS motorcycle on the back of which is written: 1928 Land Speed Record, 100+mph AJS 350 single Lake Pircalily* W.A. Rider Alf Aarons. * Pircalily has many spellings, sometimes as Perkolilli Her father had always claimed that this was an Australasian record. He was an apprentice motor engineer at the time, working for his uncle (Ernie Watkins) who sold and maintained motorbikes in Perth and Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Can anyone out there verify this interesting piece of history.  If so, please email me and I will forward your information to Audrey who I know will be thrilled to hear.

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  • Year: 1928
  • Decade: 1920s
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One Response to “1928 AJS 350cc”

  1. Tania Smith on August 18, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    Hi there, i just stumbled across this post today.

    I have two articles on Alf i found while researching my ancestry (Alf being my 2nd cousin 2x removed) The article in question is titled “Perkolilli Races. High Speeds Attained”. and is from the Western Australian newspaper, Monday 2nd September 1929 on page 11 in which it states in the results section – “State Handicap (10 miles) – A. Aarons (A.J.S.) 120 sec.” I dont know if this answers your question but it might point you in the right direction. I also have the article about the entries and condition of the track leading up to the race.

    I have a copy of the article if Audrey would like it and it can also be found on my ancestry.com.au page under her father. I found them on TROVE.

    I hope this helps
    Thanks
    Tania

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