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Moto Guzzi UK…

Posted: July 5, 2016 in Friends

This just in from Moto Guzzi:

Moto Guzzi riders everywhere are invited to come together at the first UK Moto Guzzi day between 9:30 and 15:00 on Sunday, 24th July at the Super Sausage Café on the A5 at Potterspury, Northants NN12 7QD (near Silverstone Circuit).

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Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans-2

Those arriving on a Guzzi will get a bacon roll and tea on us as a reward for their good taste and the first 50 on site will also get a celebratory one-off t-shirt and goody bag.
On a day of competitions, prizes and ride-outs, we want to see Moto Guzzis of all types: Big block, small block, Grisos, round barrels, early Tontis, V7s, Stelvios, V50s, Airones, Falcones, four-strokes, two-strokes, singles and twins, standard, modded, old and new.

Owners will be invited to register their bikes for the Moto Guzzi Peoples’ Choice award, where visitors will vote on their favourite bike with special prizes for the winner.
You will also be able to display your riding prowess and win a prize by riding your bike around a series of cones in the shortest possible time.
In addition, by booking in advance at

you could to test ride one of the current Moto Guzzi line up, including Eldorado, V9 and V7.

We look forward to see you on the 24th July.

Daisy’s Diaries…

Posted: January 22, 2015 in Friends
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My old friend Graham has been in touch to tell me the second of his Daisy’s Diaries, motorcycle tales is now out …

Hi Kev, the second one has just been released. But only on Amazon at present.  it’s here >



Daisy's Diaries

Daisy’s Diaries

What’s On 2015 (2)…

Posted: January 21, 2015 in Friends

The One Show – 2015

Bands, Builders, Motorcycles, Art, Films, and Fun…

The One Show - Oregon

The One Show – Oregon

FEB 13TH 6PM-1AM 14TH 11AM-12AM 15TH 11AM-3PM

Lets start with Saturday 24th, January.

There is a bike jumble at Kempton Park.. more info from EGP Enterprises here…

Then on Sunday 25th, January.

It is the famous Talmag trial at Hungry Hill, Aldershot. Hants.


Norton at Talmag trial

And finally for later in the year, a Norton rally in North Carolina…

Norton Rally Flyer

Norton Rally Flyer

And remember if you have something going on then tell me..


One for the Diary…

Posted: December 1, 2014 in Friends
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Time to get the 2015 diaries out…


Rabbit Rally Flyer

Rabbit Rally Flyer

I will be there Friday, if you see me say hello, So come on…

I just had this in from Eric…


Press Release

Ace Cafe London’s special guest on Sunday 20th July (70’s Bike Day!) is Eric Patterson, showcasing and firing up his unique and very special, modified 1000cc V-twin, Vincent powered motorcycle, prior to departing for the USA and the 2014 Bonneville Speed Trials!

Eric, organiser of the popular and ever so useful bike jumbles held regularly throughout the year at Kempton Park, is the holder of a number of Bonneville Speed Trial records, with machines to include his own JAP V-twin powered Norton “featherbed” framed special and Brough Superior’s, this year Eric is going for the following four 1000cc classes with his Viscount.

Modified Pushrod “Fuel” – record at 140.76mph
Modified Vintage – Partial Streamlined, gasoline – record at 123.25mph
Modified Pre 1979 “Fuel” Class
Modified Pre 1979 Partial Streamlined Class

The “Salt” going “Viscount” motorcycle, originally built by Peter Darvill, is number one of only ten ever made, and consists of a 1951 V-twin Vincent engine in a Norton “Manx” rolling chassis, with magnesium “Manx” wheels – its provenance includes racing at the Isle of Man TT in 1956!

Special modifications and preparations to the bike, for racing at Bonneville, range from work on the engine, with pistons going up from 9.1 to 12.1 compression, camshafts and a BTH four plug system to fire it up. Special exhausts, clutch, belt drive and re-worked manifolds to take a pair of “Gardiner” carburettors, with Hagon supplying the suspension and the specially built alloy rims, all topped off with fuel and oil tanks in aluminium and clip-on bars!

See it, hear it and taste the salt!

Viscount Norvin

Viscount Norvin


Triumph National Rally…

Posted: June 17, 2014 in Friends
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I guess it speaks for itself really…

Triumph Rally USA

Triumph Rally USA

The BikeShed BSMC 111

Posted: May 17, 2014 in Friends
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Next weekend in London is the Bike Shed Show, at Tobacco Dock…  I am hoping to be there on Sunday armed with my trusty camera…

BSMC 111

BSMC 111


OPENING TIMES: 10am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday

TICKETS: £10 in advance, valid for both days. Pick your advance tickets up at the gate, VIP style!



Split'n Lanes

Split’n Lanes

More info here…