Treated myself to a scorching ride to the annual Wheels next the sea motorcycle show in Wells on Father’s Day. This event has that sort of vicars fete feel about it. Set on the front at Wells, it’s all very genteel. Bikes potter in, Ice creams are eaten, and pints are consumed (very nice drop of Ghost Ship on the go!) and faces are stuffed with burgers.
A band perform various numbers from the back of a lorry whilst we all swan about in the glorious sunshine looking at all the pretty ( and not so pretty) stuff that’s been ridden in to the show. I thought I was going to be “the only Chair in the village” but, as you can see, another outfit crept in to the show.
Now most people walked straight past this and just dismissed it as one of them ole Russian things, but look closely and you’ll see it’s a Dnepr ( I think) with a tidy BMW engine slotted in.
I had a Dnepr many years ago and it was diabolical. Everything that could fall apart, Did, so I can quite understand why these people had put decent motor in it. I also had porous gearbox casings and spokes made from spaghetti. It’s all character building isn’t it? Anyway, enjoy the pics and see if you can guess what all the lovely things are. Steve Kings Lynn