OK Supreme PK517
Receipt from W J Jenness
Letter from OK Supreme Motors Ltd
Ashby rode the machine in the 1928 Isle of Man TT Races.
During 1934 my father used the OK to compete at Exeter Speedway, Grass Tracks, Speed Judging Contests and Hill Climbs in the West Country. A number of press cuttings show the results which include a few First's. In his hand written history he states:
'The 'OK' handled marvelously. I never fell off it. But was eventually squeezed into the safety fence. Hobbled around for some months, during which time I turned the 'OK' into a Trials Bike. Father had put a ban on Speedway!'
As a member of The Otter Vale Motorcycle Club my father continued to enter Trials on the OK Supreme. In due course it was fitted with a side valve engine from a breaker's yard for his younger brother to take his driving test on. In October 1935 it was used to make a 350cc Bitza, also using parts from Omega and Excelsior motorcycles.
After the Second World War, it was put together again and sold to a collector and it is not known where it went. As there was no trace on the DVLA website, it was assumed it no longer existed.
It was therefore a delightful surprise in 2017 to learn via the British Classic Motorcycles Website that PK517 had been found in a barn in Somerset, and sold to a collector who can offer the care this great machine deserves.
PK517 in 2017
Motorcycle Magazines Advertisements 1928. PK517 is the bike listed for sale under the OK Supreme section, C.T Ashby