JAP motorcycle and W.E. Cook 1909 early motorcycle racing photo photograph For Sale


JAP motorcycle and W.E. Cook 1909 early motorcycle racing photo photograph

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JAP motorcycle and W.E. Cook 1909 early motorcycle racing photo photograph:
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A superb and rare photo of the JAP motorcycle andW.E. Cook in 1909.

JAP engines were extensively used in cyclecars in the 1910 to 1914 period when they were very popular with large numbers of small manufacturers. In 1914 JAP announced a new engine made specifically for the cyclecar, which was a V-twin of 90mm bore and 85mm stroke (1082cc). The engine had a larger flywheel than the motorcycle engine and an enclosed magento drive. The engine was illustrated fitted to a Morgan three-wheeler.

In light of JAP's development of high powered but light engines for speedway, some low volume pre-war car manufacturers, including G.N., T.B., Morgan Motor Company and Reliant, used JAP engines to power their vehicles.

This use of the JAP extended into motor racing after World War II; most were used in specialist UK lightweight formulas, or more extensively in Formula 3 racing after developments by John Cooper.

In its later life, JA Prestwich also produced components for other vehicle manufacturers, including the cylinder head for the Lotus Cortina and the early versions of the Ford-based Lotus Elan engine

This is a very nice and very rare non period photo that reflects a wonderful era ofearly motorcycle history in a wonderful way. This is your rare chance to own this photo, therefore it is printed in a nice large format of ca. 8" x 12 (ca. 20 x 30cm), which makes it perfectly suitable for framing!

We have more photos listed on , also motorcycle (racing) photos! Check them out and use the shipping discount! You can always contact us for any requests.



Shipping costs will only be $ 7.00 regardless of how many photos you buy. For 5 or more photos, shipping is free!


(Note: A. Herl, Inc. does not appear on photo, for purposes only)


No copyright expressed or implied. Sold as collectable item only. We are clearing out our archives that we have gathered from various sources.


All items always sent well protected in PVC clear filesand board backed envelopes.


We have photographs that came from professional collections and/or were bought from the original photographer or press studio! They are all of professional and excellent quality.

After many decades of professionally collecting photographs and posters we are clearing out our archives. They make the perfect gift and are perfectly suited for framing. They will look gorgeous unframed and will be a true asset nicely framed with a border. They are a gorgeous and great asset in every home, workshop, workplace, restaurant, bar or club!

First come - first served. And you can always contact us for your requests. Please ask any questions before the sale ends.


















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