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ozziebsa
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Posted - 07 Apr 2009 :  7:49:19 PM  Show Profile Send ozziebsa a Private Message  

 
Who was Stan the Scooter Man?
I'm guessing he was based in Melbourne. Was it S. R Evans, the Amal distributor? Anyone have info on him?
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Allan
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Posted - 08 Apr 2009 :  09:04:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Allan's Homepage Send Allan a Private Message  

 
yep Stan of Stanco es latter Stan the scooter man his son inlaw John Black took over running the bussiness.. Stan was always looking for a sale gimmick's.. he even had a 3 wheel mittesmitt car i dont know the correct spelling lol the thing that opened at the front he tried to sell me the bloody thing, if only i new wot i know now.. He also had a out let in Richmond Vic and he always was running a shop in his home town in eastern vic Gippsland some where..Stan had a very good collection of motorcycle badges.. He was THE AJS AGENT OR WAS IT MATCHLES..O' the days when Eliz St was motorcycle heaven.Norton top end and Triumph bottom end..AND DOWN Little Lonsdale remember (BSA on the corner the pub over the road) was the top spray painter and a couple of door up was "THE OLD MAN" Stan Ensendale (incorrect spelling again) where " OLD MAN Stan smoked his 200 rolle's a day must remember Jim who u could find having his morning tea?? at the Eliz in the back bar old saloon bar at 730 each morning !!and the pub in Latrone St down the back lane The AMAL INPORTER was HEALINGS in little latrobe st or on of them..other pub was corner of Eliz and Latrobe..u would find all the road races from those day at one or the others ..
this is all history that will be lost in the near futher..sri 4 rave on..
 

 
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Posted - 08 Apr 2009 :  09:15:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Allan's Homepage Send Allan a Private Message  

 
Finlays were BSA,
Disney were NORTON/VINCENT,
Cottman's Triumph.
Stanco AJS.
Bob Beanem "Modak" also sold Aprila's and last to sell Norton Manx's
other wrecker was two brothers ??..
Stan Ensendale who was the tuning wizz of the day also sold Bridgestone and latter on BMW ,Stan's only visit to Bathurst he had a massive heart attack.
and out to
Brunswick for Velos from Frank Mussett of KTT fame..and also Triumph latter on Slippy Sam of "Pommy Pete"
come on some one must know/remember the others??
iam only in the 70's age group,so where r u oldies, can u remember!!lets get history down on the web..
 

 
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msupremo
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Posted - 12 Apr 2009 :  07:25:48 AM  Show Profile Send msupremo a Private Message  

 
Jeff Curley knows all about Stan Evans. He raced Norton Commando and Laverda for him. Also Ray Bann used to do the predelivery on Commandos for Stan! Do you remember Earl at Cottmans?
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msupremo
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Posted - 12 Apr 2009 :  07:30:10 AM  Show Profile Send msupremo a Private Message  

 
I don't believe Bob Beenham sold Aprilia, You probably mean Parilla? He also had a large stock of Indian parts. Do you remember London Trading, that was owned by Bob's brother?
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msupremo
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Posted - 12 Apr 2009 :  07:35:04 AM  Show Profile Send msupremo a Private Message  

 
Do you believe it's still possible to get from Tattenham Street to Elizabeth Street in ten minutes, in today's traffic?
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msupremo
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Posted - 12 Apr 2009 :  07:37:37 AM  Show Profile Send msupremo a Private Message  

 
Where did Stan Einsendel's 350 Bridgestone end up?
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Allan
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Posted - 12 Apr 2009 :  09:50:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Allan's Homepage Send Allan a Private Message  

 
Aprilia, correct iam an old fart es starting to forget lol
 

 
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Tattenham Street to Elizabeth Street in ten minutes YES "but" i would need that Matchless wot was it ,the thing with girder front forks and the swingarm rear end?? G?? u know..The GS and Velo Viper killer around Albert Park or maybe the Kss velo u know the one i lost the rear wheel going down the straigh @ PI LOL..
or maybe that 350 all alloy BSA dar one with plunger frame which was gud at dropping valve's on over reving lol gud on Johnny Armstrong for letting me repair it in his w/s in Prahan!!
 

 
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Where did Stan Einsendel's 350 Bridgestone end up? Stan's brother had it at one stage so went up some where around the Murry, Wang ,some where that way ..
I wonder wot happened to the squish head patterns??
 

 
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Posted - 12 Apr 2009 :  10:05:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Allan's Homepage Send Allan a Private Message  

 
London Trading, that was owned by Bob's brother,, also Carr cameria was mixed in their someware!!
 

 
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Posted - 12 Apr 2009 :  12:44:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Allan's Homepage Send Allan a Private Message  

 
Remember Eliz st cr Eliz and Lt Lonsdale st "CLARKS' PETROL STATION WHERE U COULD BUY 1 GALLON DRUMS OF SHELL RACING FUELS A ,M,811 ETC AND THEN TAKE THEM HOME on the train/ tram " and around the corner Small Bore eng Laurie Major latter to be ,Major rebores in Sydney rd B/wick..and up nr the Haymarket the exhaust and frame repair bloke!!wot was his name? and in the back st Austral Wheel works. thats where i got the twin 7 inch triumph drums spoked onto a 16 inch wheel for the kneller out fit abt 1958/9
 

 
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ozziebsa
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Posted - 15 Apr 2009 :  12:39:33 AM  Show Profile Send ozziebsa a Private Message  

 
I think I am a bit confused, Allan. Was Stan the Scooter Man - S. R. Evans or Stan Ensendale?
It sure sounds like a lot of fond memories about the Elizabeth Street area.
I have seen a badge 326 Elizabeth Street. Does this sound right for Stan the Scooter Man or was he at other locations.?


1950

Down one side of the street _
Milledge Bros - Matchless - 287 Elizabeth
Cottman's - AJS, Triumph, Velocette- 291 Elizabeth
Mayfair Motors - James, Douglas and Panther - 303 Elizabeth

Down the other side of the street-
Finlay Bros - BSA - 316 Elizabeth
Brycars - Ariel - 322 Elizabeth
Stewarts Motor Cycles - Royal Enfield, Coventry Eagle -326 Elizabeth
S. R. Evans - Amal, J.A.P. Engines, Ambassador, Moto Guzzi, Puch - 334 Elizabeth
Disney's Motors - Vincent - 410 Elizabeth

Does all this sound about right??

Apparently at some stage Stan the Scooter Man was at 326 Elizabeth. What happened to Stewarts and what did Stan sell there?

Thanks for all the memories. Please reply as this more than I hoped for.


ozziebsa


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Allan
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Posted - 15 Apr 2009 :  05:39:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Allan's Homepage Send Allan a Private Message  

 
Stan the Scooter Man - S. R. Evans
 

 
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aussiebob
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Posted - 28 Jan 2010 :  09:35:10 AM  Show Profile Send aussiebob a Private Message  

 
yes you are correct.Stan had two shops in Melbourne, one in Elizabeth st in the CBD managed by his soninlaw (John) and the other in bridge rd Richmond which i had the privlige of manageing in the late 70's
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