The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S

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Lot 739
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation
Registration no. not registered Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S

Sold for £ 126,500 (US$ 168,640) inc. premium
The property of Ewan Cameron
Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. (see text)
Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
• Built as an homage to Noel Pope's Brooklands solo lap record-holding Brough
• Correct extended frame
• Centric supercharger
• JAP 8/80 Racing engine from 1938
• Sturmey Archer Super Heavy Weight gearbox

This amazing machine has been built by master craftsman and engineer Ewan Cameron, whose objective was to recreate Noel Pope's Brough Superior that set the outright motorcycle lap record of 124.51mph at Brooklands 82 years ago this very same sale weekend. Incorporating many original Brough parts, this stunning machine is a formidable re-creation: running on 105-octane fuel and lubricated by Castrol R, it delivers the same power, noise and smell as the original did 80 years ago.

Brough Superior devotee Ewan Cameron will be familiar to many enthusiasts as proprietor of JAP specialists, Cameron Engineering. Ewan's Brough Superior obsession began when his father Tim Cameron sat him on the fuel tank of his 1926 Brough Superior SSl00 racer: "My very earliest childhood memory is us shooting off up the road at high speed, with noise and smells that have guided my life ever since." The Brough was sold but R H Clark's book The Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles remained on the bookshelf, and Ewan kept returning to the section recounting how Noel Pope, riding a supercharged Brough Superior, set the solo motorcycle lap record at Brooklands on 4th July 1939 at an average speed of 124.51mph, a mark that would stand for all time. His dream was developing.

In 1987, aged 17, he bought the very first parts for the project: the Brooklands Can silencers. Over the years other period-correct parts were found and fully rebuilt. These included a rare Sturmey Archer 3 speed super heavy weight racing gearbox (originally fitted to another 1928 SS100); Castle forks (repaired and re-tubed by Jake Robbins); and a 1,000cc JAP 8/80 v-twin racing engine that was once fitted to the Trimax Formula 2 racing car built by Spike Rhiando. This 1938 engine is an early version of the ultimate racing JAP, complete with correct early-specification rocker boxes; rebuilt, pressed-up crankshaft; racing con-rods and pistons; BTH magnetos; and a total-loss Pilgrim oil pump. Running on 105-octane race fuel and lubricated by Castrol R oil, the engine is fed by a pre-war Centric 260 vane-type supercharger, taken from the Farley-JAP Shelsley special racing car.

The fuel tank is from a 1924/1925 Brough Superior SS80, and all other cycle parts period correct, the rear hub, foot brake and throttle being original Brough. In 2010 a chance conversation brought the remains of an SS100 to Ewan's attention. He was there the next day, pulling out the rusty components from the bottom of the owner's garden. A deal was done and Ewan then proceeded to rebuild the Brough in its current 'Pope Brooklands' form using a new-old-stock headstock obtained from Brough Superior's then owner, Alec Card. Ewan tells us that the completed machine is mechanically perfect, running beautifully, and has been ridden to the pub!

The Brough and its new owner are invited to this year's inaugural Kilometre Lance Speedrace in September, which is an event additional to the famous Bernina Gran Turismo in St Moritz. Thousands of hours brought one of the most iconic racing bikes back to life that has ever existed.

NB: Although its headstock is stamped '963S', this motorcycle should not be confused with the 1928 Brough Superior SS100 '963', which is recognised by the Brough Club and resides in Argentina.

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The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
The property of Ewan Cameron, Brough Superior SS100 1,000cc Supercharged Special Re-creation Frame no. (see text) Engine no. JTOS/O 62502/S
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