If it smells of oil or Petrol ...its in the shed.
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Warwickshire Sections premier event and this years was the clubs 58th and took place
on 11th August. The run starts at Coombe Country Park on the outskirts of Coventry.
Here we have Brian Thomas just arrived on his 1928 Norton Model CS1, Brian built
this machine up from parts...he started with an engine and then a frame.
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Frank Chapman comments about his machine.
Engine made for TT use only and available to purchase from Blackburn.
A maximum of 24 in 250, 350 and 500 cc sizes are believed to have been built. Available to companies like Rex-Acme, OK Supreme, Cotton, OEC, HRD etc.
Sunday, 6 October 2013
beloved 1929 Panther model 85. Frank purchased the machine as a rusty wreck in 1969 for £6.00
Panther only built this model for two years and it was the only model in the range that came
with a certificate guaranteeing that the machine would do a minimum of 85 MPH.
Alan was the organiser of our Autumn run, and a great day it turned out to be...well done Alan.
comes with a with a very nice unrestored patina.
Steve's very nice Triumph enjoying the Autumn sunshine before the start,
he recently rebuilt the engine after snapping a crankshaft.....but the bike still got him home!
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Friday, 27 September 2013
Severn Valley Steam Railway, oh and I had purchased a new Camera.
For those interested I chose a tiny little Pentax Q10, that can easily
be worn around my neck hidden under my Anorak....and yes I do wear
an Anorak when visiting a steam railway!
This was the view out of the carriage window at Bridgnorth, the train viewed out of the window
is Metropolitan and is very old. In fact it used to pull trains in London on the
Sunday, 15 September 2013
to be used in agriculture and forestry situations, over the years there have been many versions of this
huge oversize Tonka like truck including military applications. I came across this later version while out on the Norton one Friday afternoon after work.
Or if you cant afford to buy a real Unimog how about a Lego version with over 2000 parts.
After all the long nights are getting nearer and we all need a good project or two.
Sunday, 8 September 2013
Monday, 26 August 2013
'Warwickshire Section' was invited along to display a selection of machines. Although Saturday was a quiet day with around seven bikes on display from our own members, Sunday we were joined by all the two wheel participants who were taking part in the afternoon run around the lanes of Warwickshire. In fact with Classic Buses taking passengers to and from the show, a fly past by a Spitfire and a Hurricane and numerous Vintage and Classic vehicles filling the showground it turned out to be a great day. For our part we spoke with interested members of the public about the Vintage Motorcycle Club and exhausted my supply of Club Journals and enrolment forms....lets hope we managed to encourage new members to the fold.