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

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Dragged through a hedge backwards !

 I spotted this wrecked wrecker outside a rural service station , it was very  recently unearthed ( dragged ) out of a  a hedge  behind the service station . It is thought to be a ' Guy Quad ' and has given many years of good service, although the cab  could well be  from  an Austin. Because of the close proximity of the hot exhaust pipe to the floor of the cab ,   the wooden floor boards would  often start to smoke and smolder when  being driven on a long  run . My thanks to Mr Walsgrave for allowing me to take these Photos.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Treasure at Stafford.

I had taken these images a few years ago at the International Classic Bike Show at Stafford , these snaps were  taken in the outside Auto Jumble area...which is sometimes more interesting and photogenic  than the stuff indoors.  I think Vintage packaging and Graphic design is just as nice and collectable as the bikes themselves.

Well used AJS Big Port Single Vintage Motor Cycle.

While at Stafford i spotted this machine for sale in the outside Auto jumble area and thought it was the best looking vintage machine around, complete with its faded paint and general well lived in patina .  This is the very desirable AJS Big Port single .

My own Vintage AJS.

This is my own Vintage AJS flat tanker , this machine is very similar to the one i spotted at Stafford a few years ago..except this is a side valve model.

Monday, 13 September 2010

The Vintage Motor Cycle Club Warwickshire Sections Afternoon tea run 2010

Nice 500 Triumph of Pete Brown and Robert Paynes early GT 750  Suzuki Kettle .
The Run was blessed with perfect weather just the right temperature for my old AJS, the route took us through villages such as Norton Lindsay , Charlecote , Chesterton and Princethorpe  to name a few with the final destination being at Ryton Organic Gardens for light refreshments.

The Vintage Motor Cycle Cub , Warwickshire section Afternoon Tea Run 2010

The riders gathered at the old lay by near Warwick, It was good to see such a good selection of machines from pre war vintage bikes to postwar Brit bikes and some really nice 70s Japanese classics. Being the oldest and slowest machine i went away early...witch is not such a bad thing , you can just take your time and enjoy the ride ...and if any parts  should fall of my bike somebody following might just pick them up for me.