I hadn't made the trek up to Kempton Park for a couple of years so with a free Saturday it seemed like a good idea to drive up and have a mooch around. Normally I've gotten up at the crack of dawn and got in there early. This time it seemed like a plan to be a bit more civilised and aim to leave eight-ish to get in ten-ish. Mistake. I got snarled up in London bound traffic, then the main car park was full and I had to go to the overflow which was a further 15 minute queue down the road and then even arriving late there was still a massive half hour queue to get in. Grumble. Lesson learnt....
Anyway, once in it was the same good old Kempton. Perhaps a bit more general market stall tat on offer than the last time I was there but still a good and big autojumble. The Off Road Show adds a nice extra dimension to it all too. Must make an effort to visit more often. Here's a few snaps of bikes from the jumble and show.
|This Norton 500T was very envy inducing. It was parked up|
in the jumble but without a price tag.
|This Series 1 Enfield Interceptor had been in a fire.|
Some pretty serious damage but it sold to someone
who said they were going to resurrect it.
|A serious project this Interceptor. But at least it had its|
|1967 Matchless G80CS. £7000 was the asking|
|Unrestored Excelsior Autocycle, the desirable two speed model.|
|Some serious work had gone in to this old|
school Triumph chop. Look carefully and
there's a supercharger snuggled away behind
the oil tank.
|Soft tail is a fairly unconventional choice for|
such a chop but certainly makes it more
|Got to admit, though not my regular cup of tea,|
I kinda liked it.
|Unconventional art work on the tank and all the better for it.|
|Pretty much a textbook modified Royal Enfield Bullet one day |
trials. Post '56 frame, raised engine plates, REH hubs, early
narrow magdyno motor and early external clutch arm gearbox.
|Mk VIII KTT Velocette and Triumph 3HW / T100 hybrid in|
|Francis Barnett trials with rare Ajax head.|
|Hardtailed Royal Enfield Bullet trials.|
|Cotton Conquest production racer.|
|Can Am Qualifier. Just about the same bike as|
the military model.
|Rather rare Greeves 25TA trials twin.|
|Always had a soft spot for 50cc racers despite|
being way too big for them. Here's an Itom.
|Guzzi Condor and Dondolino.|
|Busy engine unit on the Dondolino|
|1956 MV Augusta Squalo (Shark) CSS.|
|DOHC Ducati 125 Grand Prix single.|
|Gorgeous Rex Acme Blackburne.|
|1952 Works ISDT Ariel. Competed in the 1952 ISDT in|
Austria and the 1953 one in Czechoslovakia and won
Gold medals in each. Also deservedly won Best in Show
|Stone catcher on the Ariel.|
|There's always a nice selection of bikes in the car park ridden|
to Kempton. Bravo for riding out on a Velo KSS in the middle