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The Velocette Owners Club has over 2,500 members worldwide who share an enthusiasm for this classic British motorcycle.

Of all the Birmingham manufacturers, Velocette was outsold only by BSA (of Small Heath) and Norton (of Bracebridge Street).

The last Velocette factory was in York Road, Hall Green, Birmingham.

Although often recognised by the UK man-in-the-street for the LE Velocette which was familiar to him as the Police "Noddy" bike, the world knew Velocettes for their classic traditional single-cylinder roadsters and racers.

In 1961 a basically standard Velocette Venom roadster became the first and only 500cc motorcycle to average over 100 mph for 24 hours. The unique machine which set this record is on display in the British National Motorcycle Museum. Throughout their history Velocette motorcycles had great racing success as well as setting many records and the production models benefited accordingly. Click Here to see a typical poster from the 1920's.
Congratulations also to Australian Stuart Hooper and his team who have taken the World's Fastest Velocette to a quite remarkable top speed 

The firm started as "Veloce" in 1905, with a factory in Gisholt Passage, Spring Hill, Birmingham and after producing a successful little machine called "the Velocette" the name stuck for the whole firm. There is no "french connection", other than an extremely enthusiastic section of the club in France.
To see the entire 24 page Veloce brochure of 1913 which first announced the Velocette, please click Here.

After a period in Six Ways, Aston, the factory moved to Hall Green before the War and stayed there until its demise in 1971.

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The information, including advice and suggested modifications, contained in www.velocetteowners.com has not been approved, tested or otherwise checked by the Velocette Owners' Club.  Before acting on information, advice or suggested modifications published in the website you should always obtain technical advice and, if appropriate, have a professional motorcycle engineer carry out the work for you. The Velocette Owners' Club cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or claims occurring as a result of any modifications or work or other action carried out on the advice or based on the suggestions given in this website and (save for death or personal injury arising from negligence) all such liability is hereby excluded.

This
website is developed and donated by club member Tony Wright
Stage 1 was launched on 1st September 1999. 
Stage 2 was completed on 1st September 2000 and concentrated on facilities for the Club's Non-UK members, and 'Questions & Answers' (since replaced by a separate Forum), and even more information about the Velocette Motorcycle.

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