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



Thursday, 20 August 2015

The 60th Coventry Parade

We had good weather, we had great food, and we had realy mixed gathering of machines, including this prety MZ at rest at the lunch stop.

THE 60th Coventry Parade

Brian Thomas turned out on his 1927 BMW R42
Martin Baylis ( holding a thing! ) and his 990cc Matchless powered Morgan Super Sports, he as owned this since 1970...I think he said he paid a few hundred pounds for it! ...very nice.

The 60th Coventry Parade

Brenda Hallard's  1913 AJS model B
A court yard with a view at the afternoon lunch stop.
Scott Browns 1897 Leon Bollee Voiturette, discovered in a scrap yard in 1934

Monday, 3 August 2015

My First Wrinkly Run.

Machines and riders gather in the morning prior to a 'Wrinkly Run'

My First Wrinkly Run





Recently my friend Simon and  I attended one of our sections 'Wrinkly Runs' ...it's
always good to have a day  off work!
We met at Alan's house for around 10.00 am, drank Coffee, placed a tick on the menu for food of the Pub for our lunchtime stop. And then all proceeded at an orderly pace across country from Northampton to Warwickshire, I think about 45 miles. However the interesting thing for me was that we didn't use a route card. Alan led the way and any second rider behind the leader would 'drop off'  off and show the direction at the next road junction, and then go to the back of the line of riders. Some other sections use this method and personally I found it more relaxing ride without having to try and read a card. I could be tempted to play truant from work more often! Many thanks to Alan Bailey for a great day.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

All the fun of the country fair


Always a favourite in our calendar is the Birdingbury Country Fair, and this year it was celebrating 25 years. Around the Warwickshire area there is no shortage of enthusiasts who every year support this show with classic  cars, bikes and any other interesting vehicle  they can bring along. Now I know modern Lorries and vans are very reliable and fast ect ect BUT they don't look half colourful as some of the older classic vehicles. Most in their day were hand sign written and meticulously maintained and contained a wide use of bright colours.    Roll up Roll up for the Circus! this wagon carried a huge generator presumably to power the Billy Smart's Circus. Great stuff!