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



Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The Ladybird book of the Motor Cycle.

There was a time and an age when if you wanted to know any thing about the world  all you had to do was look in a Ladybird book, these books covered most subject's and being sad I do  have a few of them in my possession .
However one book in question eluded me until last Saturday while shopping in Fargo village in Coventry. Ladybird books were always well illustrated and this one is no exception with a 1960's Scrambler ( BSA ) and period looking scooter complete with suitable attired young lady rider on the front cover...well worth the asking price of just a few pounds.

The Ladybird book of the Motor Cycle.

 Now this is all I needed a few weeks ago when my Norton's electrics started playing up!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

The 'new' New years day run.

These  images  was taken at the end of our first 'New years day run'. This  is the rear  car park  of the Green man public house in Long Itchington, we had just arrived after a cold  40 mile run around the Warwickshire country side. The owners of the Pub gave us all a warm welcome along with Hot soup and a bread roll...just the thing!  We are always pleased to welcome new members along to our Club meetings and runs, we met up with some new faces including  the owner of this marvellous Ariel motor cycle, who I believe bought it to compete in the Banbury run.

The 'new' New years day run.




Sunday, 22 November 2015

A gathering in a Lay by.




This year Simon D and myself decided to organise  on the Bill Lacey run, we spent an evening after work of checking the route and making sure no  roads were closed or diversions in place.  Starting at the usual Lay By on the A423 Jacqueline got the members to sign on and give out the route sheets while I  walked around Gossiped, cooed at all the nice bikes and took some photographs.  Good job it is a good size Lay By because we had a good turn out of machines.

A gathering in a Lay by.


And its 10.30 and their off! After revving their engines, making lots of noise and smoke the assembled gang ( respectable motor cyclists ) wait for a gap in the traffic before roaring away...next stop Evenley village.

A gathering in a Lay by.


Eventually members of the  VMCC from many sections gather at the Red Lion Public house and  Village green at Evenley to honour Bill Lacey the Legendary Motor Cycle racer and record breaking pioneer.