Throwback Thursday – History of Jack Lilley Ltd – Part 4

Front_Cover_Issue_16Back in 1999, Jack Lilley Ltd was celebrating it’s 40th year in business and to mark this milestone, Steve Lilley wrote down his memories of the company’s early days and it’s progress throughout the 40 years.  The result was a 4-part serial of stories which were published in the Jack Lilley magazine ‘The Trident’.  We’ve pulled the magazines out of the archives, scanned the relevant pages and now bring you the final instalment of this fascinating look at the history of Jack Lilley Ltd, in which Steve talks about the firm’s involvement the world of motocross, from becomeing spares distributors for CZ / Jawa, to setting up a JL Motocross Race Team, becoming agents for Maico and creating some mad sidecar outfits!

We hope you’ve enjoy reading this series.  If you missed the first 3 parts of the story, just click the links below:

Week One – Early days of Jack Lilley Ltd

Week Two – Steve’s first bikes

Week Three – CZ / Jawa

Just click on the images below to enlarge for easier reading – note, this article was originally published across 2 pages so be sure to scroll down to the second part below.


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