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The original frame built by Howard Cole Frames

Giuseppe Marzotto GM

GM500 engine prototype in 1979 produced in 1980 by Speedway rider Giuseppe Marzotto, who rode for Wolverhampton Wolves in 1976 and was Italian Champion in 1975/76/77/78 & 1983. It was not an overnight success as is sometimes suggested as the first win noticed was in 1983 when Egon Muller won the World Championship in his home country on the Motodrom Halbemond track and as they say the rest is history for the G.M.

Glandfield Rudge

Stanley T Glanfield designed the 1928 Glanfield Rudge as a Dirt Track machine, one of the very earliest purpose built in the UK, and with a large number of riders requesting duplicate machines it was decided to produce and market it as the ā€œGlanfield Rudge Specialā€

The power department was a 499cc Rudge Whitworth fitted into a Duplex Frame, this frame was a bolt together affair, not welded, so any damaged tube could be quickly replaced. The standard Rudge Whitworth wheels and forks were used along with the Andre steering damper.

Godden GR500

Don Godden an established builder of quality grass track and speedway frames, Don Goddenā€™s company was associated with the Weslake company as distributor and manufacturer of the Weslake frame components. However in 1978 Weslake set up their own dealers leaving Godden with the need to change direction.

Gould Brothers

John and George Gould, brothers well known in grass track circles took the Excelsior speedway bike and converted them into grass track bikes fitting suspension to the rear, they became popular in the south west of England.


Using the Greeves engine rider Don Smith produces a speedway machine I think at the beginning of the 1970ā€™s following a few tweaks to both the frame and the engine it did seem that he may have come up with a desirable machine. The frame was a bolt together affair with wherever possible straight tubes making the replacement of damaged parts an easy job that could be undertaken in the pits or certainly over night. However, perhaps because of other commitments, this machine was never fully developed.

Grosskreutz Maxi

The only certain information I have about this is that Max Grosskreutz is Australian after that I have been told many different stories and I am so unsure about it I will not add to the confusion by trying to state how much and what input Max had or what he was the instigator of.


Manufactured by the Rayleigh and Ipswich rider Alby Smith as I understand only 12 or so frames were produced.

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