Lee Lacey - Motorcycle Marques - BSA Gold Star & Rocket Gold Star (W)
BSA Gold Star Rocket Gold Star Motorbike Birthday Greetings Card by Motorcycle Artist Lee Lacey AGAvA
Among British motorcycles, the 500cc Gold Star holds a very special place for enthusiasts. The DBD34 ‘Goldie’ was a motorcycle which technically should never of worked but has gone down in legend as having one of the fastest first-gears of any motorcycle to date (60mph was not uncommon). In addition, the valves of the single-cylinder engine, when coupled to a ‘Goldie’ silencer give a wonderful ‘tweeting’ sound on shutting down and when stationary.
When Eddie Dow took a DBD34 Gold Star frame and re-engined it with a 650cc twin-cylinder unit from a BSA A10, the company did not initially wish to acknowledge the machine. However with Dow’s success, the ordinary motorcyclist wished to have a machine with the same, scintillating performance. BSA therefore took the decision to release the Rocket Gold Star and for a short time they rolled off the production line.
The original oil on canvas board painting from which our cards and prints are taken is currently available. It measures 16" x 12" (406mm x 305mm), with a framed size of 20" x 16" (508mm x 406mm
The image is number 6 in our range of 10 pictures for our "Motorcycle Marques" range