How good was this beautiful little racer built by Associated Motor Cycles? Very good indeed: It was in production and winning trophies from 1948 to 1963. Known as the “Boy Racer”, the 7R won three successive Junior Isle of Man TT races, from 1961 to 63. It was powered (occasionally underpowered, if truth be known) by a 350cc four stroke single, and designed to combat the all-conquering multi-cylinder Italian motorcycles. Which it did, very effectively, in the hands of racers like Ted Havens.