The Classic MotorCycle

The forgotten twin


Regular readers will be familiar with the acronym NAIT – Not Appearing In Tragatch’s encyclopaedia of motorcycles. Well, here’s a marque that does appear in Tragatch, but hardly anywhere else except, naturally, in that home of the rare and unusual – Sammy Miller’s Museum.

Unusually, it’s not one of Sammy’s own restorations, being bought at auction last year, so he doesn’t know too much about its history, except that its vendor and restorer had bought it in a dismantled and incomplete state nine years previously. He obviously made a very nice job of the restoration, as the Grigg both looks and goes very well. In fact, after a ride on it I was left wondering why the marque wasn’t more successful or better known.

Perhaps part of the answer lies in the mercurial character of its founder, Harry Grigg. The Grigg family originated in the Midlands, but by the early years of the

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Classic MotorCycle

The Classic MotorCycle10 min read
Trial Over Adversity
On New Year’s Day 1920, The Motor Cycle carried an editorial feature confirming the proposed Paris-Nice Trial would go ahead. Assembly would begin on February 10, 1920, with the scheduled start on February 13. The route was in four segments: Paris to
The Classic MotorCycle3 min read
Is The Future Electric?
If you are an active pedal cyclist – especially if you ride in a group – you’ve doubtless noticed how many electric bicycles there are on the roads and tracks nowadays. You may even have one yourself. Electric bikes (also known as pedelecs or e-bikes
The Classic MotorCycle7 min read
Superb Single
“High performance single with magnificent roadholding, steering and brakes,” was the way The Motor Cycle described the Vincent Comet when they tested it in 1950 and, riding a similar machine (a 1949 Series C) through the sun-dappled lanes of West Wil