The glory of the Brough Superior brand would not exist without them: the daredevil and highly successful racers who set record after record on their Brough Superiors.
George Brough, a prominent figure in the world of British motorcycling, was born on July 21, 1890, in Nottingham, England. He would go on to become a highly skilled motorbike racer, rider, and the founder of the legendary motorcycle brand, Brough Superior.
Thomas Edward Lawrence, known as Lawrence of Arabia, was a British officer, diplomat, secret agent, archaeologist and writer. And a huge fan and collector of Brough Superior motorcycles. Lawrence became best known for his involvement in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire forced by the British during the First World War.
Eric Fernihough was one of the most successful riders of his time, having competed in a variety of events throughout the 1920s and 1930s. His motorcycle of choice was of course a Brough Superior.
Bert Le Vack was a legendary British racing motorcyclist who enjoyed tremendous success in the 1920s and 1930s. He began his career in the early 1920s and as a rider of Brough Superior motorcycles he quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with.
Ron Storey was a British racing motorcyclist who became famous for his achievements riding Brough Superior motorcycles. He was a skilled engineer and an excellent rider with a feel for the machinery.
Joe Wright was a British racing motorcyclist who achieved fame in the 1920s and 1930s as a rider of Brough Superior motorcycles. He held the lap record at Brooklands from 1925 until 1935.
Harold Karslake was one of the most prominent supporters and riders of the Brough Superior brand. He was particularly drawn to the company's high-performance models, which were renowned for their speed and reliability.
Eddie Meyer and his brother Kent - both born in London - moved to Vienna to set up a motorcycle agency dealing with Brough Superior. Both were successful competitors in trials and speed events and their enthusiasm for the brand led to more sales of motorcycles in Austria than any other country other than the United Kingdom.