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A Man & His Matchless by artwhiz47

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Here’s my brother-in-law John Vaughan, another matchless & magnificent Vaughan sibling, with our shared 1953 Matchless G80CS 500cc single…. This was late-restoration vintage, taken in November of 2011. The bike is now up & running, & in June, Ray had a chance to take her for a spin at a family get-together in Massachusetts. Thought John would like a print of this for his upcoming birthday, so here ’tis.

More about this treasured bike can be seen at Matchless In Sepia.

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  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

    What a wonderful looking restoration job Sheila – no wonder he looks so proud !

  • Thanks, Roy ~ I don’t have a photo of the ‘finished product’ as I wasn’t at the get-together in June. But John has done a bang-up (& I use the term advisedly) job on the old beast.

    – artwhiz47

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 2 years ago

    Great shot Sheila.

  • Thanks, Gary. Can you see the family resemblance? Between John & Ray, that is….

    – artwhiz47

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 2 years ago

    Oh yes, infact at first I thought it was Ray.

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Nice work!

  • Thanks, John. Just got word from my brother-in-law that the bike won top prize at a classic bike meet over the weekend!

    – artwhiz47

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 2 years ago

    Do you ride this machine too Sheila?
    Fabulous bit of kit indeed!
    Another piece of history in the remaking!
    :o) xx

  • Thank you kindly, Robin. I have been known to ride this beast, but I’ve never actually driven it, more’s the pity. Thanks for the favorite, too. I’ll tell John that you approve….

    – artwhiz47

  • sethworx
    sethworxover 2 years ago

    Excellent and superb work.

  • Thanks, Seth. I like to call the Matchless an excellent & superb machine. And my bro-in-law ain’t bad, either!

    – artwhiz47

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago


  • Grazie, Guenda. I love this shot of my cute brother-in-law, too! And thanks for the favorite.

    – artwhiz47

  • torjoh
    torjohover 2 years ago

    Looks like a proud guy 8-) Great shot Sheila!

  • Justifiably proud, our John. He has worked hard on this project, & he’s won a couple of awards for it. Thanks, Torfinn, & for the favorite, too! I had a couple of postcards made of this & will present them to John when we see him next week.

    – artwhiz47

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 2 years ago

    Perfect work. Excellent Shot !!
    Have a nice weekend.

  • Thanks so much, Bobby. So far the weekend is rainy, but we NEED IT!!

    – artwhiz47

  • Deborah Downes
    Deborah Downesover 2 years ago

    Wonderful restoration, Sheila. Bet he loved this print:-)

  • Thank you, Deb, & thanks for favoring John & The Beast, too. I actually got two postcards made of this to give to him on his birthday this coming Saturday. They’ve arrived & are very good. I decided to go with a poster of the other one, ‘Matchless In Sepia’ (see link in my text above) for his main present. He has just written an article for a Matchless Club magazine, & he put a link to that pic in it. He may decide to use this one as well… but he doesn’t know about it yet! The poster has yet to materialize; had hoped to present it to him in person, but we’ll see.

    – artwhiz47

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