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Jumpin’ Motorcycles – Singer 8 Junior Sports

Today’s featured 1928 Singer 8 Junior Sports is essentially mechanically identical to the 4 seat Coachbuilt saloon I looked at last week. The two cars were first registered a couple of months apart.

Singer 8 Junior Sports, VSCC, Loton Park

The boat tailed wire wheeled sports, originally fitted with cycle wings, running board, lights and a windscreen became known as the Porllock Sports after an unusual reliability record was set in 1930 by a Singer Sports on the famous 1 in 4 Porlock Hill in Devon where officials from Royal Automobile Club observed one being driven up and down the hill one hundred times in the space of 15 hours.

Singer 8 Junior Sports, VSCC, Loton Park

Singer Sports also had a multitude of other uses the Royal Signals Corps used one with a driver crouched in the cockpit as a hurdle for its motorcycle AND horse jumping display team.

The stripped car seen here at Loton Park is being driven by Ed Swain at Loton Park.

Thanks for joining me on this ‘Jumpin’ Motorcycles’ edition, of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !