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This signature was on it when i bought it but i have no idea on origin, tried a few bike shops but no answers does anyone have any idea?
 

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Jimmy Shine, quotes around the surname because that ain't his real name, probably worth more than your bike!!!

Here
This look familiar?

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Be grateful it wasn't Jimmy Saville.
 

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WOW!! Been asking around since I bought it, ( I'm 3rd owner) not even youtube could help but all of you answered in less than 15 min! Maybe i will pick up the phone and try to call so cal speed shop. Thank you for the info!
 

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A good reply.

Going to the stateofspeed.com site for the Jimmy Shine article, I bet I'm the only person on here who recognizes the yellow car, without googling it. I never saw the Discovery show they spoke of.

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This was a literal, 'garage-built' car, which put it to the foreign competition for many years, from a very-humble mish-mash of parts, backyard engineering at its best.
 
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Form follows function. Allan Girdler wrote about this car, and others like it, 'back-yard specials.' One of the great motorsports/motorcycle writers. He toured Europe on his own Harley-Davidson XR-750, which had to be a lengthy experiment in masochism.

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