Scott 1935 Racer



Scott    ca.1933 “Grand Prix”   racer   498cc water-cooled two-stroke twin  frame # 2821 M     engine GPZ   Gearbox # 3604CM

Alfred Scott, a gifted Yorkshire engineering genius, started experimenting with   twin cylinder two-stroke power  around the year 1900, when he mounted his little air-cooled twin in front of the steering head of his Premier bicycle. 
He kept on refining his design and by 1910 the open-framed machine, so much different from standard motorcycle practice, was attracting more and more attention. 
In 1912 Frank Applebee led the Senior TT race from start to finish on his Scott, averaging almost 50 mph over the bad roads in the  island. 
It was the first TT win by a two-stroke. 
This feat was repeated  the next year when Tim Wood won on a Scott.
In the 1928 Senior TT race a Scott finished third. 

There is not much known about the history of this rare racer: fact is that it was restored by the Dutch National Automobile museum in the  seventies and later on sold at  auction  in the same Museum, which was situated in Leidschendam at the time. 
Since then it has been in the care of a Dutch collector.

With this machine come some old restoration bills .