The VMCC Shepton Mallet Autojumble is one of the best parts fairs going at the moment and has been for some time. Stalls are fairly priced so plenty of enthusiasts come along to have a clearout, that means interesting parts for sale and that brings the punters in. Combine that with the fact that you always know you are going to see plenty of folks you know to have a natter with it's a good day out, so good that you can forgive the drafty agricultural showground that it is held in. At least the halls don't stink any more of sheep turd like they used to. Here's a small mish-mash of gems that caught the eye from a few hours of wandering...
|Late thirties Sunbeam Lion side valve would make a nice easy|
and sophisticated pre-war runabout.
|Early twenties New Hudson two stroke|
represented an ambitious project.
|JAP in a box.|
|Have always had a soft spot for Excelsior Talisman Twins,|
maybe that's because I have never owned one or perhaps
they are indeed wonderous machines.
|Take your pick of pre-war Villiers motors.|
|For a while you couldn't more for pre-war French bikes recently|
imported to the UK. The tide seems to be slowing.
|Lovely unrestored Cotton Telstar racer sold quickly.|
|This pair of recently imported ironhead Sportsters caught|
the eye. One from '76 and the other a '69.
|Those Sportsters again. The '76 to the fore. The '69 one|
really appealed, maybe it's just as well that I had no spare
|The '69 Sportster motor in all its glory.|