Went to look for his shop in Banbury while at the IoM in the mid-70's. I was expecting a bike shop and we (4 of us) kept driving up and down the main road. All we had was an address... this was well before GPS. Finally stopped and asked a local, who pointed at the bright yellow (how could you miss it) Renault car dealership !!
We sheepishly went to the parts counter and asked for a Gold Star pipe and muffler, which were quickly produced by the man behind the counter. Motorcycle parts from a car dealership. That cracked us up.