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Thursday, 4 October 2018

Sunday Scramble at Bicester,Oxfordshire this Sunday - 7th October

It's the last Scramble of the year at Bicester Heritage Centre this Sunday 9am - 2pm. If you like looking at Vintage and Classic cars then this has to be probably the best value event of it's kind in a great setting of a WWII former Bomber Command base. A good deal of the old buildings are now Classic car businesses - Sales, Restoration, Racing etc - and the day is best described as a Open Day where you can walk in and look around. Even more classics turn up as visitors. The site is huge so you definitely need a good few hours to fit it all in. And all for approx £6 per person pre booked or £8 on the gate. Check on their website for more accurate details.
    Here are some pics from a few years back.

Westonzoyland NSA Sprint this weekend - 6th and 7th October

It's the last sprint of the year at Westonzoyland, Somerset this weekend. Watch for free and walk round the paddock. Food and drink stall on site etc

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Norton Cafe Racer Day..........

but no pics from me as I although I set off I only actually got as far as Tetbury, where I'd arrange to meet my friend Pete, who owns my last build blue/grey Cafe Racer. My latest build started to play up a few miles after I'd left home, but thought if it got no worse I'd stick with it. Sadly by the time I was arriving in Tetbury the misfiring had got really bad and arriving at the Tesco's petrol station it turned out that Pete had a flat rear tyre............Oh Joy!
    He then had a farcical telephone call with Carole Nash to organise breakdown, but they had no record of his policy even though he's been with them for 20 years and had just renewed 2 months previous. After about 45 minutes they finally found his payment. It also turns that he has previously recently been stopped by the Police enquiring about his insurance status. I also have another friend,also called Pete, who has a similar issue with Carole Nash that has been dragging on for a few months and has actually been notified on intent to prosecute due to his details not appearing on the motor insurance database which is used by the Police etc.
   Carole Nash certainly is not the Carole Nash of old!
    Anyway, here's a pic of two Guzzi's feeling sorry for themselves 

Nailsea Bike Show - a few pics

Last weekend's Nailsea show was relatively lucky with the weather and seemed to be the busiest that I've ever seen it. Quite a small show, but the pub garden was full with a good mixture of bikes - something for everybody - and for me a few particular stand outs.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Norton Cafe Racer Day - Sunday September 16th

The Oxfordshire branch of the Norton Owners Club is once again putting on their Cafe Racer Day. This year it's held at the Red Lion, Cassington, Oxfordshire  which is just a minute off of the A40.
   It's open to all though I imagine the display area (usually the pub's large rear garden) will be reserved for Cafe Racers - any make etc. The organisers are very welcoming and the roads to the location can be very pleasant  from most directions...........well they are from Bristol at least!
   Officially it starts at 11am as I imagine that they don't want  to upset the local villagers

Nailsea Bike Show 2018

It'll soon be the Nailsea Bike Show again and although quite a small show it gets more popular each year with visitors coming and going all day long. Nailsea is a small town just a few miles outside of Bristol. Fingers crossed for some decent weather!

Monday, 27 August 2018

Bristol Bike Show pics - 2018

Due to the grey skies I thought that the bike show would be quieter than usual, but it was actually busier than ever.
My favourite of the day

Really nicely finished / detailed

My friend Martin's (from Reading) Breva

Fran's Guzzi