Rob Drury's Velocette Website

The purpose of this website is to bring together strands of information about these remarkable motorcycles.The website is set in the present tense and is interested in Mkviii's now. I have resisted the temptation to post archive photographs and reprints of old articles as I feel that these are well catered for elsewhere.

Though very beautiful, Mkviii's are robust and functional machines, designed to win races. A Mkviii is a joy to own and special to ride.

Cadwell Park - Coppice 2005                                             Z-Z race in Holland June 2006


In 2009, I bought a cache of OHC Velocette parts, mostly Mkii KSS but including the substantial remains of a 1939 Mkviii KTT. it is quite an interesting story and I have established who the bike's original owner was and almost the complete history of ownership since. I plan to tell the story on the website shortly. Amongst the spares there was also a 'works' DOHC cylinder head and a Beasley cam box. I am building this into a complete engine and installing it into a Beasley frame. I will publish the story with some interesting photographs presently.


October 2006 - I have started a series of technical articles that I hope will build into a manual. The first is in respect of rebuilding the 'bottom end' .

November 2006 - I have added an article on flywheels.

November 2006 - I have added an article on meshing the bottom bevels.

December 2006 - 20th - article on cylinder head published.

February - 2007 - 12th - article on piston, cylinder and vertical drive shaft assembly published.

July - 2012 - 09th - article on valve iming from scratch published.

This concludes the series of technical articles on the re-building of a Mkviii KTT engine.

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