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First MV dealer in Belfast

I don't think I've ever posted in the classic section before, but I hope this is of interest to you;

My other half, Arlene, was chatting to a gentleman she had met through work recently; somehow the subject of bikes came up, she mentioned that I have an MV; he says "my father was a great friend of Harry McDermott, who was the first MV dealer in Belfast".

So he sends this picture; it was taken about mid-fifties, on Gloucester Street in Belfast.

Any ideas on the model featured? I'm sure you'll have no problem there!

My thanks to George Hewitt; the photo was taken by his father, J.N. Hewitt.
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What a cool photo!
Might a 175 CSS in the forefront, the other one Triumphish to me.
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I'll bet Davy Crawford would know something of that shop Stephen!.
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That is a great photograph :jsm :


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great photo.
Is there an MV dealer in Belfast these days ?
I'm looking at getting an MV but there is none in shops down here in the south so at the moment looking at getting one from Germany instead
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great photo.
Is there an MV dealer in Belfast these days ?
I'm looking at getting an MV but there is none in shops down here in the south so at the moment looking at getting one from Germany instead
No MV dealers in the north either; I don't know anything about sourcing one from Germany, but if it was me, I'd look to someone like Russell Bennett in Barnsley- or perhaps someone in Wales would be handier for you? Just thinking about back-up, etc.

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I'll bet Davy Crawford would know something of that shop Stephen!.
You're not wrong there, Brian!

It's a small world, isn't it? MV-mania is hidden everywhere! LOL!

Would be nice to have a dealer here now!!!

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Absolutely fantastic photo - takes my breath away, I always feel like I was born a generation late.

I am with Ralf on the model, most definitely a 'flat top motor' so almost assuredly a 175. Have a look at front guard, absolutely no MV of the period had that kind of guard which is reminiscent of later 60s trials bike the Regolarita. Looks like some kind of private race bike for a local series? I am thinking 175 either CS or CSS.

I would definitely frame that picture for my garage if I owned the original photo - wonderful stuff thank you so much for posting it. ☺


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What a wonderfull picture. What an autentic scenery of that era. I really like it. And now we want to get this feeling back.

I thik it could be a 175 cs from 56. The tank doesn't look like a Disco, more like the later model.
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