When checking the prices of bikes back in the 70’s, Comerfords ad was always the first stop.
In 1970, they had a regular “slot” on the back page of “Motor Cycle” – a weekly newspaper of the time.
Here’s one from the 18th November 1970:
£695 for a CB750! That’ll be the K0 – now worth in the region of £5k – £10k.
Who remembers those iconic full colour ads from the motorcycle press in the 70’s?
I had an A1-sized poster on my wall at Uni that I picked up from one of the bikes shows of the time (probably the Racing & Sporting Show at the Victoria Horticultural Halls – now that’s another “Anyone remember…” thread!). That one had two of the girls on a sidecar outfit, full “kitted out” in Life helmets and bodypaint.
I recently found a pile of old bike papers in the back of a cupboard:
This is from Motorcycle Weekly of 25/3/78 and features a Suzuki GS (by the looks of it), oh… and some bodypaint.
If anyone out there has any more of these I’d be delighted to put them up here! [I have Google-imaged “Life Helmet Advert Bodypaint] to no avail – there’s some interesting bodypaint out there (just make sure you have safesearch turned off!
Various bike forums have responded to my challenge and have dug up the picture that I remember as the poster on my wall:
The model “Tula”, was famous later in the 80’s as she was “outed” by the tabloids as a transexual…
Plus – found a magazine version (as opposed to the newspaper print above):
Note the different helmet…