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Rebuilding the Ariel

Memoir of a life with two wheels

Daniel Talbot, the creator of Motorshed Cafe, has a long-held passion for all things two wheels, including motorcycles, bicycles and even a replica antique Penny Farthing. This book weaves together anecdotes and memories of a passionate life, one rich in a tapestry, which details Daniel’s dedication to the people and machines from which he draws inspiration and nourishment. Daniel has written a book from the heart that will entertain and surprise people from all walks of life.

A great read with your favourite cuppa!

Latest News and Projects

Norton M50 project, part II

Norton M50 project, part II

There has been some major progress on the Norton this week.  The frame has been repaired, likewise the oil tank and the whole lot has been bundled off to Perth for powder and paint. For a time, during the formative years of the motorcycle, the gearbox and engine were...

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Norton M50 project

Norton M50 project

A new project arrived in the shed this week in the form of a lovely little 1956 Norton 350 single. To be honest, the bike’s not so lovely - but she will be again soon. This machine is a valuable heirloom that belongs to a local family who have been beset by health...

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2019 York Vintage Motorcycle Hill Climb

2019 York Vintage Motorcycle Hill Climb

Saturday April 13 and the second annual York Vintage Motorcycle Hill Climb is upon us. Unloading my bike and pushing it towards the pits, I’m feeling a nervous energy to be back at one of my favourite events on the Western Australia classic motorcycle calendar. The...

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