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Friday, 16 August 2019

Guzzi's in the Cotswolds

Met up at Burford, Oxfordshire - as it's approx equal distance from each others homes - with my friend Pete yesterday for a ride around the Cotswolds. I know a reasonable amount of the area but Pete not so much so it was nice to show him around a little. From Burford to Chipping Norton - Shipston on Stour and then headed for Stratford upon Avon but turned off beforehand heading for Broadway. A few miles South of Broadway stopped at The Mount Inn at the attractive village of Stanton and took in the beautiful views from the pub garden. Back to Stow on the Wold then Burford where we went our separate ways.
A stop for fuel in this Cotswold village where the attendant
 fills your tank.

Well worth the stop just for half an hour of looking at the view
over the village and beyond 

A couple of miles further on
is this imposing gatehouse for Stanway House.

Square Barrel Round

Probably 5 - 6 years ago I did a deal with 'Triking' that involved them having a couple of rear wheels and drive plates and amongst my parts from them were a pair of square finned 950cc barrels (inc pistons) that had been fairly radically machined down. Some years before I had bought, cheaply via Ebay,  a pair of damaged  le man 1000 cylinder heads and so the other day I decided get the cutting disc and file out and to do my best to match the latter to the former. The main restyling is done with just the broken fins to be repaired and a little more filing / tidying up.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Classic Car Collection

Last Thursday I had a ride further down  South West calling in on a old friend who I'd not seen for many years - been in touch via email/Facebook for the past few years. Since our last meeting his car collection has grown but sadly the bikes have taken a back seat and also their condition suffered whilst he was still working and based abroad.
Fairly sure that I posted a few pics of his bikes a short while ago but will include a couple of pics to refresh memories - not quite all Guzzi's as there are also a few Ducati's and a Laverda in the mix too.
  There were a few other cars inc. a Mini Traveller, Martini Porsche, Lotus Cortina 

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Bristol Bike Show - Saturday August 17th

This is a free entry Bike Show held in the centre of Bristol - St Nicholas market - same area as the Italian Day was held. Very much a mixed event with plenty of variety from Classics, Specials, Chops Customs etc and everybody is welcome. It's attractive area of Bristol with plenty of Coffee shops, Bars etc plus particularly a wide variety of hot food stalls selling the more exotic stuff in St Nicks market itself

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Noggin,Nosh and Natter 2019

This years NN&N seemed busier than ever with I guess this being confirmed by the use of another field for more parking. I also thought that there might have been more modern classics and a few less older period cars overall. Still a pleasant way of spending a couple of hours on a sunny Wednesday evening.