A nice little bonus of turning up at the start of this year's Exeter Trial was that it is flagged off from the Haynes Museum, just a 45 minute drive up the road. Museum staff kindly open up the Museum during the night of the Trial and it is a rare privilege and experience to be able to have a mooch around in near solitude in the wee hours.
The cherry on top for me was that I was able to use my British Motorcycle Charitable Trust card to gain free entry. The Haynes Museum has a very impressive collection of four wheelers plus the British Motor Scooter Exhibition, The Forshaw Speedway Collection and a modestly sized but interesting motorcycle hall.
Below a selection of choice machinery from the Forshaw Collection......
|Centrepiece display of the Forshaw Collection.|
|1929 Dirt Track BSA.|
|Super rare Crocker speedway machine.|
|Just like the Crocker v-twin road machines the speedway bike|
carries a signature cast aluminium petrol tank.
|Dirt track Norton.|
|And Indian's speedway offering.|
|1929 Dirt Track Velocette|
|c1929 500cc Wallis Blackburne.|
|1930 500cc Wallis JAP.|
|1929 498cc Scott.|
|1931 500cc Husqvarna.|
|The frame of the Moseley is copper plated. For style rather|
thank practicality one imagines. Unusual but it does make it
look rather like te frame has been fabricated from plumbing
off cuts rather than T45!
|Just one more view of the Moseley. Very special.|