Supplying the quick

Nigel Devereux
August 11, 2019

If you want to be rapid, get along to Minnovation.

Words: Ross Mowbray Photographs: Gary D Chapman

Minnovation Racing first started back in 2004, as an offshoot of its main business Minnovation Ltd which specialises in mining equipment.

Although it might seem like a slightly strange transition from the outside, a sincere love of classic motorcycles and an affinity for innovation has helped Minnovation Racing make its name as one of the true specialists in the classic motorcycle world.

The boss: Martin Page

During those early years, the business focused its attention on preparing classic machinery for its customers, but in 2006, it seized the opportunity to buy George Beale’s Matchless G50 engine business.

Since then Wakefield-based Minnovation Racing has carefully refined and developed its replicas of Matchless’ iconic engine (in addition to the G50’s little brother, the 7R) to make them better than ever before.

It’s also been involved in creatingSeeley G50 and Seeley Commando replicas for the classic racing world – but the time, effort and expense involved in creating serious competition ready machinery to the highest specification was proving problematic.

So Minnovation shifted its priorities and is now focusing on what it does best; supplying specialist parts and building engines.

Read more and view more images in the July/August 2019 issue of CR – on sale now!

About the Author

Nigel Devereux

Nigel Devereux is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, working in the School of English and Journalism. He has worked within the print publishing industry for 38 years. Nigel was editor of his hometown newspaper - The Horncastle News - from 1998-2001. Nigel is currently the Production Editor on The Railway Magazine, the UK’s biggest selling magazine for railway enthusiasts. He is also responsible for maintaining and updating several websites across the Mortons portfolio. 01507 529529 |

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