If it smells of oil or Petrol ...its in the shed.



Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Flywheel Festival 24 - 25th June at Bicester Heritage

 Something for everyone at this years Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage, Vintage aircraft, cars, motorcycles and most things in between. We got to give our our bikes a good spin around a small circuit lined with straw bales and proper marshals. This is turning out to be a super friendly and enthusiastic event where the public can get close to all the various interesting forms of powered machines on display, My own moment was being able to get close to the wonderful Bristol Scout aircraft, apparently the only airworthy Bristol Scout in the world.
   This is the Aforementioned aircraft being wheeled into position on the Saturday morning after being unloaded from the trailer and then assembled.




Flywheel Festival 24th - 25th June at Bicester Heritage



Wednesday, 9 August 2017

My favourite meeting place Founders day.


This years theme for 2017 Founders day was American Motor Cycles, and these three machines deserved my attention because to my eye Indians always appear Beautiful, magical and charismatic  Motor Cycles. Every year I am always amazed at how many old friends or new acquaintances I meet  more often than not in centre of this universe that is the Founders Day Auto jumble. Again this year our section was very lucky to have been given space for our club stand, and after an early damp start we ended up with a very presentable display. And as the weather got warmer the stand became a drop in centre for Friends, helmets, jackets and of course recent Auto jumble finds.

My Favourite meeting place, Founders day.

 If there is one thing I thought stood out at this years Founders day it was the amount of well turned out proudly displayed tiddler machines, most types of mopeds, Honda Cubs, Bantams and other small capacity machines. Is this a new growing trend or just coincidence? Maybe these smaller machines can give just as much pleasure riding and tinkering  than  larger machines that are becoming more expensive and possibly to a senior generation easier to handle in and out of the workshop...watch this space!




Monday, 10 July 2017

Rose of the Shires

Back in June I and two other friends decided to try the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Clubs  Rose of the Shires run. And what a lovely day it was meandering around the  finest Northampton shires country lanes. The run was super efficient and friendly with a very nice lunch stop ( plough mans lunch ) here are my fellow riders David Payne, Simon Dudfield and my self taking a post lunch a breather by my Cotton motor cycle.

Rose of the Shires

 Aha!  My Cotton is not alone, its not very often I see a fellow Cotton on  a ride. No two ever seem the same and mine is the scruffy one!

Rose of the Shires