Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bill Little's Open Day 2013

One Saturday every year in August Bill Little opens his house up to enthusiasts for an open day. The barn full of bikes is opened up for visitors to walk around, browse and maybe buy, there is a decent small autojumble, free for stallholders, tea and cakes and folks ride in on their classic machinery.

The last few years have been blighted by rain but this year most of the day we had sunshine and a fine time was had by all. So, thanks to Bill and Lynne for the day and and for letting us camp in your garden.

A few pictures of machines ridden to the event...

Well used AJS jampot model.

Nice period fairings on a pair of BSA combos.

Impressive and shiny BSA G14 1000cc v-twin.

Close up of that magnificent G14.

Interestingly modded Royal Enfield Bullet 500 trials. The owner
has put a lot of thought into this one. The oil cooler and engine
breather system is neat and there is also a manual advance
and retard fitted to the points. 

That's one way to carry a Bantam frame Dan!

Shiny early Norton Commando in unusual colours.

Very rare early Greeves road single. Fitted with a Villiers 8E
four speed motor. Note the early type front suspension and
lack of alloy beam frame.

Early fifties moto Guzzi Falcone resplendent in red.

A late model Moto Guzzi Falcone in army trim next to a tidily
restored Ariel Square Four.

This James stood out for its originality and authenticity. Nice
period luggage!

Two British design classics. Red telephone box
with BSA M20 languishing in front.

Very tasty New Imperial v-twin from the late twenties.

Fine Velocette hill climber on the road.

This Velo MSS was modified with a disc front brake. I've
never had much complaint with the brakes on my Venom
but the update here was nicely done with no permanent
mods made to the forks. The caliper just attaches on to the
mudguard bracket.

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