Near ideal weather for last Sunday's VMCC Wessex Veteran and Vintage Section's run tempted a decent number of bikes out to ride the lanes of Dorset. Start point was the very ideal restored platform of the Shillingstone Railway Project.
|Sunbeam, Triumph and AJS line up on the platform with|
Hambledon Hill Iron Age fort in the background.
|AJS showing its big port.|
|Triumph Model H.|
|Triumph H with the traditional dispatch riders'|
dodge of a leather belt around the fork in case
the spring breaks.
|Douglas in just the right condition.|
|More of that Douglas.|
|1915 Harley Silent Gray Fellow combo and AJS G2 twin.|
|Close up on the 1915 Harley.|
|Lovely Sunbeam 350 sv sports ridden by Gez Cater who|
turned up in period gear and runs a business making
bespoke leather gear and toolboxes for vintage machinery.
|Very tasty BMW R57 stood out as way more|
advanced than the Brit machinery of the era.
|My Triumph Model N standing in front of a|
'Yankee' type loco from Yugoslavia.
|Local interest club badge on a flat tank|
|Side view of the BMW R57.|
|The R57's rear brake operates on the drive shaft.|
|Another R57 view just for the hell of it.|
|Douglas featuring tartan relief on the petrol tank.|