To be sold by Chaterhouse Auctioneers at the Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford on 30th June 2021


A rare investment opportunity to acquire a totally unique racing motorcycles built by artist and engineer Carl Wadkin-Snaith.

  Please visit the Chaterhouse website for information regarding the auction: CHATERHOUSE AUCTIONEERS  
  Honda CB125T   Wadkin-Snaith Brooklands SS 500  
  Sprint, Classic demo ride, noisy crowd pleaser? Details via the link above.  

Racing motorcycle or hand crafted sculpture? Details via the link above.

  Honda CB125T racing motorcycle to be sold by Chaterhouse Auctioneeers on 30th June 2021   Wadkin-Snaith Brooklands SS one off vintage racing motorcycle for sale by Chaterhouse Auctioneers on 30th June 2021  

Loosely based on the 1966 Honda RC116 50cc Grand Prix racer. Nearly 47 kg lighter than the legendary Honda CR93 limited production racer and with more power than the standard CR93. Believed to be the quickest accelerating, 4 stroke, normally aspirated 125 in the World at 15.61 seconds for the 1/4 mile. Comes with spares and includes a rear sprocket suitable for racing circuit demonstrations.


A totally one off late 1920's style vintage Brooklands style racing motorcycle entirely designed and built by myself from scratch as a functioning art work. It's easier to detail what I didn't make; the tyres for example! No castings were used, the engine and gearbox was carved from solid billet in my home workshop without the aid of CNC machines. Indeed much detail machining on the crankcases was completed on a milling machine of 1938 vintage!



Below are a few of my previous artistic creations dating back to the 1970's
El Greco Burial of the Count of Orgaz El Greco Burial of the Count of Orgaz El Grco Burial of the Count of Orgaz

Between November 1977 and March 1988 I whiled away the cold evenings by hand painting El Greco's Burial of the Count of Orgaz on my crash hemet. I used artists acrylics and dusted the finished work with cellulose lacquer, the latter has cracked over the decades producing the random fine lines visible.

Scarborough Keel Boat Floreat

The vintage Scarborough 'keelboat' Floreat 1977. Oil on Canvas - in UK private collection

Humber 'keel' at Beverley 1978. Oil on canvas - in private collection in the Netherlands

Turner Calais Pier, with French Poissards

Copy of Calais Pier, with French Poissards preparing for sea, an English Packet arriving. A commission undertaken in 1980, oil on canvas - in UK private collection

Private Wood oil on canvas

Private Wood, oil on canvas 1982. Chosen for the Northern Young Contemporaries exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery Manchester in 1982.