Posts Tagged ‘Indian’

Out on the Road…

Posted: August 29, 2022 in Just Me
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My mate Shaun invited me to attend the Indian Riders Club rally at Kenley airfield over the August holiday weekend. So i loaded up the camping gear on the W650 and headed out for the weekend on a sunny Friday morning.

My W650 Kawasaki

After a tricky ride around the south of London avoiding all motorways, I finally made it to Kenley, ready for a good weekend catching up with friends.

Shaun, a living legend.
Vintage time.

Indian Summer…

Posted: May 11, 2018 in Just Me
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A picture of Doug Wothke’s, 1929 Indian Cannonball Run bike, number 88.


1929 Indian

The Talmag Trial…

Posted: January 29, 2017 in Just Me
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Today Sunday 29th, was the day of the annual Talmag pre 65 trial, held at Hungry Hill, Aldershot. 200 riders enjoying a Sunday in the woods.

Mr Schonknecht came over from Germany with his fine old 1925 Indian Scout 600


1925 Indian Scout from Germany.


Hand change hand clutch


1925 Scout 600



Berkshire Velocette Day…

Posted: July 16, 2016 in Just Me
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One of the smaller events I try to support each year is the local Velocette club meet, at the Cherry Tree pub, in Stoke Row. And once again it never disappointed, with great weather, and some lovely bikes.

And while the Velocette’s looked great, and some of the other attending bikes were also nice, the bike that stood head and shoulders above everything there was a wonderful  old 1920 Indian, in original paint, and thankfully unrestored.

Velocette day 16_003 copy

1920 Indian

Velocette day 16_009 copy

Patina to die for

Velocette day 16_008 copy

Hand clutch conversion

Velocette day 16_007 copy

Indian Summer

American Iron…

Posted: May 21, 2016 in Just Me
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A couple of nice American bikes at Kempton bike jumble today…

Kempton_001 copy

Nice Harley in the car park..

Kempton_003 copy


Kempton_002 copy

Classic Indian.

Stafford Show…

Posted: May 1, 2015 in Just Me
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Last Saturday I paid a visit to the Stafford show, at Stafford County show ground. I have not been for a few years, and I think it may be a few more before I go again. The bike jumble outside was good fun, but the show inside was to tight to move around, and as for the concessions vans, I think they may have been the same people who carried out the Hatton garden Robbery over Easter! £19.80 for three bacon rolls, and three cups of instant coffee! daylight robbery, and totally unnecessary.

Matchless V Twin

Matchless V Twin



Norton Inter Brake

Norton Inter Brake

Wow January is here already, and that must mean a new year of Jumbling at various venues, but always starts for me with a visit to Kempton Park… so here are a few dates for your diary.

Indian Project

Indian Project

EGP Kempton Park Motorcycle Jumble Calendar of Events 2014:

Kempton Bike Jumble Sat. 25th January 2014

Kempton Bike Jumble Sat. 22nd March 2014

Southern Classic Bike Show & Auto-Jumble Sat. 24th May 2014

Kempton Bike Jumble Sat. 26th July 2014

Kempton Bike Jumble Sat. 20th September 2014

Kempton Bike Jumble Sat. 25th October 2014

Southern Classic Off Road Show & Auto-Jumble Sat. 6th December 2014

Honda Project

Honda Project

See you there…

Ok then here are the pics from the Rally…

At short notice I decided to attend the V-Twin rally down in Fordingbridge on the edge of the New Forest, down in Hampshire, I thought it was about time to give my Ambo “Black Bess”  it’s first rally, and as a couple of friends were going, I loaded up the bike for the first time, and headed out.
Now this long weekend coincides with with the last week of the school holidays, so you can guess what the roads were like, they were rammed full of people trying to get away. But I pointed my old bike south, and just filtered through the long lines of standing traffic, the sun shining, a warm breeze blowing, and my Guzzi rattling away underneath me, and taking the miles in its stride.

About an hour into the journey I pulled into a service station, to give the bike and myself a rest, and as the Guzzi ticked away as the motor cooled down I looked it over for signs of oil, and Nothing, not a drop, all was dry. so twenty minutes later I once again started the old thing up, and headed South again on the last leg of my journey, this time it was the small scenic roads across the New Forest, and the worst lunch I have ever eaten, courtesy of the Fighting Cocks just outside Fordingbridge! avoid it with a very long pole, I wonder how you can both overcook something, and still serve it cold?  Ten minutes later though and I was pulling into Rally central, and signing in, to a very busy rally field.

BSA V Twin

BSA V Twin

Indian Scout

Indian Scout

Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

More pictures can be seen here…

I Have A Dream…

Posted: October 26, 2011 in Just Me
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I n the words of Martin Luther King, “I have a dream” and although it may not be as grand a dream as his, it is still a dream.  And my dream is American “Flatheads”,  either an Indian of some description, probably a 741 Scout, or a Harley WLA, but one of these days when funds allow, I shall have a US flathead V-twin.

Indian 741

So in this post I shall put a few Indian pictures I have taken over the last couple of years, and my next post shall be Harleys WL series flathead.

Indian Tank

Nice unrestroed Indian tank.

Old Indians


I am sure I have some more pictures here somewhere, I will have a look and post some more later..