- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Highly detailed
- Acrylic case with display stand included.
- Measures approximately: 1.1” L x 0.8” W x 0.4” H
- Case dimension: 2.4” L x 1.6” W x 1.4” H
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above
This Oxford Diecast model is representative of a BSA motorcycle with sidecar circa 1930 – 1950 from the Automobile Association.
BSA motorcycles were made by the Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited (BSA), which was a major British industrial combine, a group of businesses manufacturing military and sporting firearms; bicycles; motorcycles; cars; buses and bodies; steel; iron castings; hand, power, and machine tools; coal cleaning and handling plants; sintered metals; and hard chrome process.
The Automobile Association (AA) was formed in 1905 famously meeting in the Trocadero Restaurant in London. Membership of the organization grew rapidly and five years later they had patrols across the country. Initially the cycle scouts were employed at weekends to advise members of police traps ahead, but this soon changed as they began helping stranded motorists. In the late 1940's the introduction of two-way radio transformed the organization as they were able to be contacted centrally to attend a members vehicle. This motorcycle and sidecar was widely seen as a popular form of transport from the 1930s right through to the 1950s.
Used by commercial organizations as well as private bikers, the Automobile Association was a prime user, when the bike and sidecar were ridden by the AA patrolmen in their jodhpur shaped trousers and high brown leather boots. AA members whose front radiators sported the AA badge, got a respectful salute from the patrolmen in those days too, as you drove by.
The familiar AA Golden Yellow and Black livery is faithfully reproduced on this new model, registered HGV 228, including the AA insignia of the period. The bike at such a small size is highly detailed.
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This is a great addition to your diorama or model collection.