The end of a long summer of riding events. Of course it doesn't mean that riding is over as we hit autumn and winter but given that for me motorcycling is currently a hobby rather than a necessity, and I don't take a lot of joy in riding in the rain, two wheeled activities are going to be lessened over the next few months.
With the ending of lockdown there was a frenzy of events over the summer and plenty of opportunities to get out and ride with like-minded enthusiasts. Many of my events were local and with the Dorset Section of the VMCC. The section has excellent write ups on each event on their own site so there's not much sense in duplicating. Here though is a quick round up of odds and sods snaps taken over the season at various runs and events.
|I love an unrestored bike and this BSA C12 is a|
nigh on perfect example of one.
|BSA Starfire, in my mind one of the best looking|
bikes of the sixties.
|Another angle on the Starfire with vintage Ariel|
and Velocette Venom in the background.
|Benelli 650S Tornado, a rare bird in the UK.|
|Rigid Velocette MAC.|
|BSA BB34 Gold Star touring.|
|Close up on the 'Norton Superior'. On|
this particular ocassion it had an audience
so was naturally a recalcitrant starter!
|Riley RMA at the Dorset VMCC's car and bike night.|
|Austin Healey 3000 the same evening.|
|The Riley RMA flapping its wings.|
|And the shapely rear of the Austin Healey 3000.|
|Vincent Series C Black Shadow.|
|One owner from new BMW R75/5.|
|Triumph 500 unit Trophy.|
|Rickman Kawasaki Z1000.|
|Close to chopper perfection with this|
|Shovel again at Dr Jumbles' autojumble at|
Wimborne. A great event though the day was
possibly too warm for comfortable autojumbling.
|Not often one sees a Bultaco cafe racer, not sure|
why because this is one sweet bike.
|Well done to whoever came along two up on this|
Lambretta Model D.
|Really well executed Enfield Bullet chop. Nice|
and restrained with clean lines.
|Look who's bought a Brooklands can. The panniers|
coming in useful on my Norton Dommi.
|It fits. Just!|
|I love to see original dealer's badges on a bike. This|
one is on a cammy Norton and a peach. Jack Ehret
was a Sydney motorcycle dealer known for holding
the Australian land speed record with a Vincent.
|Ariel NH 350.|
|Classic Edward Turner styling on this|
Triumph Tiger 100.
|Edward Turner's magic touch on this Bonneville too.|
|Suzuki GT380 triple.|
|Finally a brace of AC Cobra reps spotted at a|
lunch stop at the Horton Inn.