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Down Kempton Way…

Posted: December 3, 2016 in Just Me
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It was the last Kempton of 2016 today, so there we did go. Today was a tad chilly, the sun tried but the cloud won. And although it stayed dry, the wind had a real edge to it, but there was plenty to see, lots of people milling about, and some nice stuff to buy if you looked hard enough.


Triumph 500cc supercharged chop


Triumph Bobber


Ariel race bike project

And if you want to see more, follow the link here….


It all started on Wednesday, when I bought an older Moto Guzzi pseudo police bike from north of Oxford, I had to collect it the same night, as I was heading off towards the John Bull Rally on Friday morning, so I had to be in Kent Thursday to be sure of making the ferry Friday morning.

Well, the evening started out sunny, but not long after I hit the A34 south towards home, the heavens opened with heavy rain and snow, all the way home. I could not have been colder or wetter, if I had fallen in the sea! but the bike ran pretty well considering the weather, although I do have a few things to sort out before regular use.

Guzzi Eldo-2_003 copy

1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

Guzzi Eldo-2_007 copy

Guzzi Police dash

Guzzi Eldo-2_006 copy

850 Eldo


Friday saw a cold wet ride to the John Bull over in Belgium, a great Rally well organised by the Belgian BSAOC. Good camping, good food, this is always a fun rally to attend if you like old bikes, that are ridden to a rally. Already making plans for next years event.

My R60 played up with a starting issue, that I think was the starter relay, I have fitted a new one today, I shall see how things work out over the next few weeks.

Follow link below to pictures…

Thank you and well done all concerned.

John Bull_027 copy

My BMW R60/6 at the John Bull

John Bull_004 copy

Mr Ed, and his trusty 650 Thunderbolt


On the Monday it was the Fleet Lions Charity Rally, at would you believe, Fleet. And a fine sunny day it was too, pictures in link below..

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Triton at the Lions Rally.

This past weekend I attended the annual John Bull Rally, over in Belgium, hosted by the Belgian BSA OC, it was a cold damp, but great weekend. Well organised, great beer and food, good bands, and great people.

Thanks guys, you did good.

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BSA and wall art.

Daisy & Kempton…

Posted: January 24, 2016 in Just Me
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I have followed this old Triumph for many miles as we went to one camp or another, infact some of my best motorcycling memories have been following Daisy, and her owner Graham. So I was somewhat surprised to hear through the classic bike grapevine that Graham had sold the old girl! I seem to remember they had covered over 175,000 miles together around Europe. Attending many rallies, in lots of countries.

Yorkshire Quest 001m

Daisy the Triumph Heading for Two Dales.


Daisy In the lanes


Kempton Jumble…

Once again a New Year brings a new Kempton Jumble, and Eric and the crew of EGP made us feel welcome, and even gave us a dry day.

Lots to see, lots to buy, and old friends to catch up with along the way. So all good then.

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Nice little French Something?

Kempton-Jan-16_029 copy

Very Nice BSA Sloper

And then out in the carpark was this little bobber project in the back of a Chevy Stepside, lots of unusual little tricks and tweaks on this little project.

Kempton-Jan-16_038 copy


I have more pictures on my photo site, you can see them all here…

Kempton Slideshow



As winter closes in, and the end of the year appears on the horizon, I still have a couple of events to attend, and I also have lots to do with my bikes. I have had the paint set back for my Commando, and wow what a job the guys at Revolution did for me, stunning.

Metalflake Orange

Metalflake Orange

Since my return from the USA, I have been to another Kempton Jumble, these really are a great day out, so if you get the chance, you really should try to make one (The next EGP Jumble is on December 6th – here is a link to the 2015 dates too… )




more pictures from Kempton can be seen in the slideshow here…

Next up is another bike to my small collection, finally after looking for nearly two years, I have managed to find a nice mid 70’s AMF Harley shovelhead, although I do need to spend some time getting rid of all the chrome  bling that has been added???

1975 AMF Harley Shovelhead

1975 AMF Harley Shovelhead

Below is a link to a slideshow of my visit to Barber this year…

Cannonball Harley

Cannonball Harley



It is Sunday morning here, so I shall post the second catch-up while I have my coffee…

A couple of weeks back (where does time go?) I attended the annual Banbury Run over at Gaydon heritage motor museum, in Warwickshire, now this is a must see, if you are ever in the UK at this time of year, a great chance to get up close and personal with all kinds of early vintage motorcycles, that are actualy used out on the road, not just static museum pieces.

As usual I take far too many pictures, so I shall post a couple more here and then put a link to a slideshow of the rest at the bottom of the post.









And here is the slideshow link as mentioned above…