Watsonian Sidecars put on a celebration rally for their centenary this August. Held at Stoneleigh Exhibition Ground in Warwickshire it was a little more low key than expected but mid-August is a busy old time for events and it was still entertaining. Sidecar events are always fun for the amount of ingenious home engineering on display. Part of the interest in attending was inspiration for a personal Bullet / Monza project - more to come. Inspiration was indeed received and a pleasant morning was had oggling the combos..
|Beautifully turned out ex-works 1953 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet ISDT combo.|
Loads of unique features and perfectly thought out for long distance eventing.
350cc top end on a 500cc bottom for extra flywheel effect.
|This home made brute utilised a BMW K100 frame as the basis|
with a mid-engined Vauxhall Astra 1.6 diesel turbo providing
|Gear lever though what was the petrol tank!|
|Good access to that diesel motor. Plenty of power and excellent|
economy was claimed by the owner / builder.
|Cut and shut Reliant Robin body shell provided the donor for|
this sidecar. Beautifully made, it follows all the correct Reliant
styling features shrunk and is not just a crudely cut in half
abomination. Married to a Moto Guzzi California 1100.
|Very immaculate Lambretta TV175 with Watsonian Bambini sidecar.|
|Work in progress Lambretta with Bambini and Czechoslovakian|
|Panther M120 with rare Blacknell sidecar.|
|Styling on the bathtub Thunderbird nicely matches the|
Watsonian Monza chair.
|Vincent Comet put to serious work.|