At the time of the present letter he had been riding, and no doubt riding as hard as ever, a Brough Superior (George VI), since 1929.
Lawrence successively owned eight Brough cycles named "George," and here he orders George VII, the last he was to take delivery of and ride: "I have 80 already, and can get the balance shortly, I think. It is a very good offer, for my present bike is very rusted and chatttery. It hasn't been down and is quite good running yet : but looks its age, fully. The only perfect thing is the tank, which can be transferred to George VII, if you are short of Staybrite tanks."
Lawrence continues to inquire on different valves (he prefers Woods over Schraders) and the ease of transferring his insurance from George VI to the new George VII when complete.
At the time Lawrence was killed on George VII in 1935, sustaining head injuries from being thrown over his bike's handlebars after swerving to avoid two boys in the road, he was awaiting the delivery of George VIII.
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