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Goodbye to Alistair Cave, a Great BSA Guy #30270 10/17/07 8:25 pm
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Alistair Cave, BSA Former Works Manager right to the end, also BSA Owners Club Vice President passed away on Monday.
Alistair was a great person to know, during the last few years he had become deeply involved with the BSAOC Birmingham Branch and attended many events with the help of the branch members.
Even though Alistair was advancing in years, for some strange reason we thought that he was immortal.
Below is part of a message that I received from the New Zealand BSA Club.

“It seems he still considered that he was working for 'the BSA'. I guess he's finally clocked off for good”

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Re: Goodbye to Alistair Cave, a Great BSA Guy #30271 10/18/07 4:28 am
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Goodbye Mr. Alistair Cave!

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Thanks for the sad notification Peter. Alistair Cave was like Mr. BSA through and through. My final memory of him was when he was presenting the prizes at the BSAOC National Rally at Billing Aquadrome in June. He will surely be remembered for his commitment and enthusiasm to the BSA marque.
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I received the following sentence by e-mail from Phil at the Birmingham BSA Branch regarding the late Alistair Cave, this say's it all.
"This is the 1st week he hasn't worked to promote the BSA name & its products"

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Yet another real approachable and most helpful Gentleman gone. As many ex BSA, Triumph And Norton people have often said to me of others who have gone before such as Mr Hopwood and Mr Hele...We shall never see their like again'.Now we can include yet another name .....

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I spoke to Alistair a couple of times back when we were trying to find any details we could about the Daytona bikes we restored.

Alistair provided a couple of photos that were good and some anecdotes and details that were helpful but the best part was listening to assorted tales of BSA in the old days for a couple of hours on the phone. Bliss!

I think he was the man who switched the lights off when they closed Small Heath. Literally.


Myles Raymond, Glasgow, Scotland.

1932 BSA L32, 1934 BSA R34, 1955 BSA A7ss, 1961 BSA Gold Star, 1954 BSA Daytona twin, 1959 NSU Quickly, 1975 Morini 3 1/2 Sport.

"A tidy workshop is a workshop where no work is ever done" - my Dad.

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