Culture – La Maison Saroléa by Guy de Becker and Marc Lepoudre – Occasions SAROLEA

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Maison Saroléa by Guy de Becker and Marc Lepoudre

Culture - La Maison Saroléa by Guy de Becker and Marc Lepoudre - Occasions SAROLEA

Guy de Becker has just published a book dedicated to the Belgian brand Saroléa, one of the flagships of European motorcycles of the last century. To know everything about the Blue Bird, the Atlantic, the Colonial, etc..

The Belgian manufacturer Saroléa is today the subject of a book written by Guy de Becker and Marc Lepoudre: "The Saroléa House".

The first motorcycles left the Saroléa factory in Herstal (Belgium) in 1898, and were very successful in Europe from the start of the 20th century..

The brand then established itself from the 1940s by producing machines recognized both for their mechanical and aesthetic qualities (see that of my grandfather in the photo, Editor’s note …), and obtained consecration at the Brussels Motor Show in 1949 with its 600 cc Supersport, described as "fast and designed for Belgian roads"(sic) by the press of the time.

Then came the 1950s and the models "Blue Bird","Continental","Featured","Atlantic","Colonial", then the merger with Gillet in 1960. Guy de Becker, who has already published a book on another Belgian brand, the Fabrique Nationale -"When the FN had two wheels"-, will dedicate his book on the occasion of the Antique Vehicle Exchange on November 11 at the casino in Spa (Belgium)."The Saroléa House", Guy de Becker, Nostalgia Editions, 256 pages, 45 euros.

Eric MICHEL

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