News and Events
Below you will find news items with New Hudson relevance and information about future events that will feature New Hudson motor cycles. It is planned for this section to be a little more dynamic than some other parts of this site, so you can pop back from time to time to find the latest news, or information on new and up & coming events.
Knee Pads for 1931/2 Models
Great news. A batch of Knee Pads for all 1931/2 Models is being made during 2016. Date of availability and price are not yet known. See for sale section for more details and the gallery for a picture.
Added: 1st Mar 2016.
As a number of advertisers forget to tell me when an advert is no longer needed I have decided to remove all adverts when they have been on the site for 18 months. If your advert is nearly at that stage but still required just inform me and I will be quite happy to keep it on.
Added: 7th Feb 2016.
I have posted news warnings on a number of occasions about dishonest people replying to adverts for parts. Recently another attempt was made by a person overseas claiming to have required parts but not able to send photographs. A considerable amount of money was requested for the parts and shipping. The advertiser was of the opinion that it was unlikely that this was a genuine offer and I totally agreed. No money was sent. Please be very wary of offers which seem to be too good to be true as they often are. The adverts I post for items for sale have been vetted to the best of my ability and are usually posted by genuine people but do make sure the items are what you need and that they are fit for purpose. It is always best to view the items if they are within travelling distance and if not ask for good clear photographs.
Added: 7th Feb 2016.
With more and more autocycles being restored there is a need for replacement wheel rims. If anyone has any of these or knows of a source of new ones please let me know.
Added: 31st Aug 2015.
Spokes for Autocycles
Can any owner of a 1950's New Hudson Autocycle provide the measurements of the wheel spokes. The parts book only list them as long and short. It would greatly help an owner whose machines is totally spokeless
Added: 14th Jul 2015.
Beware of Scams
Another advertiser for parts on the site has been approached with an offer of what he wants. Fortunately he was wise enough to doubt this offer which proved on investigation to be fraudulent.
Do be very careful and certainly ask for pictures of the individual parts. Do not part with any money until you are totally convinced the offer is genuine
Added: 8th Mar 2015.
CAST ALUMINIUM SILENCERS.
I have a moulding box for the cast aluminium silencers used on some early 1920's New Hudson's but unfortunately no castings are left.
Added: 7th Feb 2016.
AUTOCYCLE CUPS AND CONES
Owners of New Hudson Autocycles with worn cups and cones are asking for sources of replacement parts. These are proving very difficult to find. If anyone has found a way of solving this problem or any source of replacements or alternative parts please contact me.
Added: 22nd May 2014.
Cups and Cones
An owner of a 1957 New Hudson Autocycle is in need of cups and cones for both wheel spindles. Has anyone got any spare ones or know of a source of suitable parts.
Added: 11th Mar 2013.
Can any owner supply me with a dimensioned sketch of the rear chain adjusters used on the autocycle. A spare pair would be a great help to one owner.
Paper patterns of the engine cowlings on pre 1956 autocycles and 1956-7 models would be extremely helpful as these are missing on quite a lot of autocycles. Lucky owners of complete machines please contact me to help. Eric.
Added: 17th Aug 2012.
Gear box Speedo Drive
My friend in New Zealand has now kindly supplied an extra photograph showing the top of the box with the connection for the speedo drive outer which is 1/2 inch diameter. I have added this picture to the gallery.He has also supplied the following measurements. The drive wheel is 1. 13/16 inch dia, 1/4 inch wide and has 20teeth. Horizontal worm is 3/4 inch dia by 5/8 inch, Vertical worm 5/8 dia by 3/8. Shafts are 1/2 inch dia.
Added: 11th Jul 2012.
Postage Costs. Due to considerable increases in postage charges I have had to increase the prices for the CD of my book by 30p for UK, 50p for Europe, and 70p world wide.
Added: 14th Jun 2012.
Oil pump glass domes.
I understand that replacement plastic domes are now available from a commercial source. Contact me for details.
Added: 19th Nov 2011.
Rear Stand Clips
Will suit many machines. See spare parts for details. Only two left.
Added: 19th Nov 2011.
New Hudson Works
The New Hudson factory in Icknield street is currently being redeveloped. A gentleman has very kindly sent some pictures which can be found in the Gallery
Added: 12th Sep 2011.
Oil Pump Glasses
A source of oil pump glass domes has been located on a Dutch web site. www.bertpol-vintagemotorcycles.com A picture and details can be found on the Replica parts page of the site. They have a diameter of 33.7mms so check your pump before ordering.
Added: 6th Aug 2011.
New Hudson Factory
I understand that the long projected redevelopment of the old New Hudson factory in Icknield Street Birmingham is now taking place. I hope that something of the old factory will remain and that its great history as a manufacturing place of fine motor cycles and bicycles will be recorded in some way and not just that in later years kettles were made there by Swan.
Added: 24th Jun 2011.
New Bike Tracing Service
As many New Hudson owners have come to find this site since it started in 2009, I have subsequently been asked if I can assist with a new Bike Tracing service. I am happy to put up the details of machines that people would like to locate. If you have a machine you would like to locate or can assist with the location and condition of any listed machine, please refer to the Services page for more information.
Added: 7 April 2010.
I was informed (Dec 2009) by a New Hudson owner that the old New Hudson factory in Icknield Street, Birmingham is to be redeveloped. An article in a small local newspaper had claimed that it was always a Kettle Works. Of course the building was used by Swan Kettles for many years after New Hudson left in 1933. The article even suggested that Swan Kettles built the factory originally.
My informant was able to give me the name of the editor of the paper and I have sent information about New Hudson. Also I have been able to contact the developer and explained the historic significance of the building. He was so interested that he immediately purchased one of my CD's to find out all about New Hudson. He was particularly fascinated to see the New Hudson badge was part of the Coat of Arms of the City of Birmingham. I am hoping that when the development takes place, some memorial to the manufacture of great motor cycles will remain.
Added: 17 Dec 2009.
I will post information about any events, rallies or such-like with a New Hudson interest in this section, as and when they come to my attention.
If you have any news or event information which may be of interest to visitors of this site, please get in touch with me with the details and I will consider your item for inclusion. Thank you.