A damp and foggy day dawned on January 7th and even though my wood burner looked more attractive than venturing outside on a combo, I dragged “The mighty one “out of the garage, swaddled myself in several layers of woollies and bike gear, started the ole girl up and we were away to Newark Nottinghamshire for the Carole Nash/ Classic Bike Guide show. Despite my earlier reservations, it turned out to be a very mild day and a lovely ride to the show ground. Upon arrival the car park was choc a bloc and a few hardy souls had ventured out on their bikes. I like to see old bikes used. It’s what they were made for. One in the bike park really caught my eye. It was a 1970 small capacity Ducati. I think it was 250cc. Great to see it out and about on such a filthy day.
As you can see from the pictures, there was the usual array of shiny stuff on display to oooh and arrr over. I started biking on a Garelli and was rather taken with the little Garelli Mosquito on display. I never had one of these ( I wasn’t born until 1962) but I am never the less strangely drawn to small capacity machines and remember the fun I had on them in the 70,s. You will also notice one of those death traps that looks like a giant wheel you sit in, start up and hope for the best. A few flat tankers, competition combos, including one which was a champion scooter outfit. A couple of World champion Sidecar riders were there doing a Q & A but I couldn’t get near enough to hear a word they were saying or get a picture of them and their outfit as the place was packed.
A couple of Tri Anglia types were spotted at the show, so hopefully you’ll get some more pictures and a better write up than I can be bothered to do. Enjoy the pictures. Toodle pip.
Steve. Kings Lynn.