Thursday, June 23, 2011

Where in Jersey?

No, not New Jersey, the Channel Island of Jersey. The Royal Enfield dealer there was Boudin's. Now, we have had some luck finding buildings of defunct 1950's Royal Enfield dealers, but it is a rare case that the dealer is still in operation, but Boudins is. Here is what the "about us" page of their website looks like, including a picture of when they were a Royal Enfield dealer G. L. Boudin entered the 1930 and 1931 Isle of Man TT on a Royal Enfield, having won countless speed trials in Jersey. Alas, he was not lucky, having to retire in both occasions due to mechanical problems. It is to be noted that Royal Enfield did not field a factory team due to the depression, so Boudin was the only competitor with an Enfield mount in those years.

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