Vale-Onslow Birmingham Classic Bike Parts

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Sadly, Len Vale-Onslow Senior passed away on Friday 23rd April 2004

Len's story by John Naish
Len's story by Frank Melling
Len's story by Himself

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L.H.Vale-Onslow (motors) Ltd. was set-up in 1928 and became a limited company in 1939. Set-up by Len Vale-Onslow Snr. M.B.E the current managing director. He first rode a bike in 1908 at the age of eight and has been hooked ever since.
In 1927 he set-up S.O.S motors, in which he produced motorcycles himself for world-wide export using: Villiers, JAP and Python engines in a self designed chrome-molybdenum frame. He ran the company until Tommy Meeten took him over in 1932.
He then started to concentrate on selling, repairing and selling parts and accessories for motorcycles. He ran up to seven branches in Birmingham UK. and nowadays just runs the one shop in Sparkbrook, Birmingham UK.
Vale-Onslow's is a family firm with four employees: Len Jnr. (runs spares department), Peter (runs sales department), Jean (accounts and Mail Order) and Mark (spares).