Collection: Wardill4 Vintage Motorcycle

Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI) designed and manufactured a SMITHS speedometer for the wonderful Wardill4 antique motorcycle.  I saw this as an ideal opportunity for a blog for CAI [Hand Built Wardill 4 Motorcycle Features SMITHS Speedometer].  However, it was only when I checked the Wardill Motorcycles website that I realised they were only based around the corner from where I lived in Llantwit Fardre just outside Cardiff in South Wales.

Wardill Motorcycles was founded by Mark Wardill.  He is a direct descendant of (Henry) Ernest Wardill who originally started the Wardill Motor and Cycle Works in Carshalton, Surrey in 1903 and the great Grandson of James Percival (Percy) Wardill.  After a 91 year break, Mark relaunched Wardill Motorcycles with a new hand build motorbike called the Wardill4.  The new vintage motorcycle is based on an original design started over 100 years ago, but with a modern twist.

We selected Llantrisant Common as the location and then spent an hour taking a complete set of photographs.  The weather was perfect and Mark’s Dad was the perfect model.  I am sure that this amazing vintage motorcycle will be a tremendous success and understand that Mark has already secured his first order. (June 2019).

Paul Fears is a event, commercial and industrial photographer based in South Wales and to discuss any photography project, please contact Paul via email on