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From the motorsport archive: 500cc Kieft shows the way at Goodwood

1 month ago   |   By Autocar

In 1951, the tiny manufacturer's single-cylinder racer put in a seriously impressive performance
“When a handful of enthusiasts in the Bristol area conceived the idea of 500cc racing, little did they know how popular the class would become,” we mused in 1951.
“These machines, powered by a single-cylinder engine, are now putting up terrific performances, and the new Kieft has recently taken the lap record at Goodwood, at 84.55mph.”
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