2018 Rabbit Rally…..

Posted: March 1, 2018 in Just Me
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Rother Vally Rabbit Rally 2018


John Bull Rally 2018…

Posted: February 27, 2018 in Just Me
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flyer jb18

John Bull Rally, Belgium

Loop Frame Guzzi…

Posted: February 15, 2018 in Just Me
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As summer threatens to come and find us, and we start to get the odd sunny warm day, my mind turns to my Guzzi Eldo sitting as it has all winter in the back of a lockup covered in a sheet.


V850 Eldorado

But I feel the time is nearly right to spend some time down at the lockup getting it ready for spring.


Moto Guzzi 850


V850GT Loop Frame


Guzzi V850GT Classic

1st Kempton, 2018…

Posted: January 20, 2018 in Just Me
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The weather man said it would be sunny, so of course it rained, and damn it was cold too.   But a Kempton in the wet is better than no Kempton, so obviously we had to attend. And while I never actually bought anything myself, although it was a close call with a 69 Husky 360.

There were in fact three stand out bikes for me today, an early Peugeot, a nice Sunbeam S7, and a very useable BSA A7 tele rigid.

Kempton-Jan18_022 copy


Kempton-Jan18_021 copy

Sunbeam S7

Kempton-Jan18_004 copy


Italian Classic…

Posted: December 5, 2017 in Just Me
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As I have mentioned before ,I have a real soft spot for small cc Italian motorcycles, and as their prices and popularity are on the increase world wide, it would appear I am not alone. There are usually one or two that will turn up at Kempton, this one looked the part with the racing style seat, and clip on bars.

Kempton-Dec17_012 copy

Italian style

Kempton-Dec17_011 copy

Moto Giro?

Last Kempton of 2017…

Posted: December 2, 2017 in Just Me
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Today (Saturday) was the last Kempton jumble of 2017, lots of people, lots of project bikes, and loads of spares, what’s not to like? and I bumped into a shed load of friends which is always good.

So all in a good day out.

Now there were loads of bikes for sale, a few of which I would have liked to take home, but this Motobi was one I really would have liked, although only a 125cc, I really have a soft spot for the small capacity Italian bikes.

Kempton-Dec17_015 copy

Motobi 125 Sport Special

Kempton-Dec17_016 copy

Motobi Import

Kempton-Dec17_014 copy

Small capacity cool

Two real survivors…

Posted: November 24, 2017 in Just Me
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Two totally different bikes, both from the same era, both unrestored survivors, both are bikes I would dearly love to own. And both owned by different people.

First up is a Velocette Venom 500, in clubman trim with period John Tickle accessories.


Velocette Venom 500


John Tickle Brake


Velo clubman

Next up is one of my top dream bikes, a wonderful BMW R69s with Heinrich long range touring tank, owned by a fine old gentleman down in the south east corner of England, what a classy bike.


R69s Earles forks


Craven luggage


Riders view


Perfect, BMW R69s

And as it happens both are for sale right now, and I would love them both.