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EJ "Jock" Walkem built one of the best 500s in Australia in 1952. Front suspension was by wishbone and transverse leaf spring and rear suspension was swing axle and rubber band. Originally it had a Manx Norton engine and was known as the Manx Special but this was replaced by a Vincent twin in 1956. We believe the car still exists.

In its early form. Photo courtesy Rob Saward.

Still with Norton but no rear body at Penguin Hill circa 1956. Photo courtesy Rob Saward.

And now with Vincent twin on Brickmakers Beach Photo courtesy Rob Saward.

If anyone has any more details or photos of Jock or the Manx, please get in touch.

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