19. December 2004 · Comments Off on A Treat For British Motorcycle Fans · Categories: General, That's Entertainment!

I am currently watching, for about the hundredth time, David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia on TCM. And I thought I’d look up some specifics on T.E.Lawrence’s Brough Superior, it being my second-favorite British classic motorcycle, after the Vincent Black Shadow. Much to my delight, I’ve found the actual bike is now on display at Britain’s National Motor Museum:

T.E.Lawrence's Brough Superior

Other fans of Lawrence of Arabia will observe that the actual bike looks very different from the one used in the movie. This is understandable, as every Brough Superior was custom-built.

Update: A note for those who’ve seen the movie, and wondered about Daud’s being swallowed up by dry quicksand: It seems that, while it’s possible, that’s not the way it happened in The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

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