John Martin Motor Bike

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On his Triumph 750cc Bike, Dunedin-ite, John Martin set a New Zealand  record  of 152.98mph for the quarter mile sprint  back in 1975.  The bike has been on display at the museum for some time, and recently the family indicated they were prepared to sell the bike to the museum for its permanent collection.   Because of its special connection with Dunedin the OSA was glad to be part of the purchase agreement and assisted in the purchase of the bike to the museum as a permanent record of John Martin’s achievements.