Saturday, May 31, 2014

Southern Classic Bike Show Kempton Park pt2

Some more snaps from Kempton, these of bikes exhibited in the show.

A lot of time and skill has gone in to the detail work on this
Norton ES2 cafe racer. Not sure of the function of the speedo
and rev counter cooling rings but they are works of art!

Fuller view of the same ES2 cafe racer. How many
hours went in to its build?

Detail from 1910 2 1/4 hp Royal Enfield Motosacoche
engined v-twin. The bike caught fire doing the Pioneer Run
in 2012, has since been repainted and is beautifully turned out.
It was offered for sale at £14,000. A fair lump of cash no doubt
but as it goes nowadays very reasonable money for a veteran
v-twin in excellent order.

Acetylene headlight on the 1910 Royal Enfield.

Unusual combination. Kawasaki two stroke triple in a
featherbed frame.

Very nicely restored post-war Villers 6E engined OEC. I believe
the model is an Atlanta. 

There was so much interest around this beast it was hard
to get close to take a photo. Nicely engineered V8 powered
Norton featherbed framed special with supercharger.

Detail from a very lovely 1954 Moto Rumi Junior Corsa
125cc two stroke twin race bike. Look at those short megaphone
exhausts. What a racket it must make!

Full view of the Rumi Junior race bike.

On the Moto Rumi Club stand was this split motor. A well
thought out design and it looks nice and easy to work on.

This was my star of the show. The home built 'Nash Racer' - a
Model 23 unit construction New Imperial from 1932 sleeved
down from 150 to 125cc. The bike is holder of several Brooklands
records and was in hiding for a good number of years until
the show.

Credit to the owner for keeping the Nash Racer in such fine
original condition even down to the perished bicycle handlebar
grips held together with tape. It looks like the machine is a goer
though as several key parts seem to have been refurbished.
Note the spent shotgun cartridge used as a lever end protector.

The New Imerial Owners Club put on a fine display of
machinery. This JAP engined v-twin inspired envy in me!

Again on the New Imperial Owners Club stand
this lovely oily rag mid-twenties JAP engined

The Ariel Owners Club displayed nothing but ex-forces WD/NG
models in honour of the forthcoming D-Day commemorations.
Five of them in total.

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