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#1 David Beard

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 16:32

I have just had the pleasure of chatting on the phone to Benny Rood, best known for being a key figure at Cosworth in the early days.

His early motorsport involvement was in motor cycle racing. I'm no bike expert, so I might have got some of this wrong, but I understand that he had quite a lot of success with a Velocette KTT destroked from 350 to 250. This ran with a twin cam head designed and built by Ben.

This machine shows up a little on Google, but I'm wondering whether anyone here can turn up any photos, or more info. Also does anyone know if this machine still exists?

Edited by David Beard, 13 October 2010 - 16:33.


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#2 billbomann

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:50

I have just had the pleasure of chatting on the phone to Benny Rood, best known for being a key figure at Cosworth in the early days.

Greetings
I can find a shot of Benny racing in the 1954 Silverstone meeting, plus a couple from the 1953 Lightweight TT. Email me and I will send some proofs.
Perhaps the Velocette owners Club may know if the machine still exists.


#3 Rennmax

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 10:12

..or contact Dennis, he knows a lot about Velos

http://velobanjogent.blogspot.com/

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#4 billbomann

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 01:01

Found this shot of Bennie from the 1953 Lightweight TT.

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