Local (Devon) Classic Vehicle and Steam Rally.
So to occupy me for a while I have just put this blog together. Its about a Classic vehicle & Steam Rally at South Molton a fortnight ago. We managed to attend this on our Motorbikes too.
I'm afraid its not really one for you Ladies.
Below, Our friends Dave and Jean met us for the day, pictured here with Sue (left).
Please click on any picture to enlarge the detail.
A very nice 1940s-50s AJS, I'm not sure about the details though.
Below, a nice 1960s "Triumph" twin I'm not sure which model it is.
Below, This "Suzuki" a 1970s GT 750 watercooled triple was another real favourite of mine, I think I loved the fact it had 4 exhausts (even though it was a triple). It was one of the very few Two strokes that in my opinion sounded nice.
A nice example of a 1940s-50s "Triumph" twin.
Now then (below) what is it?, one of my criticisms of this show was the fact that not all the entries were listed in the programme.
Below, when I was very young the "Matchless" marque was the one for me, here is a nice 1950s model.
Below, A really lovely vintage "Scott"m'cycle here.
You certainly dont see many "James" still around but this was a good example (below).
I think this BSA was the 1970-80s 250cc Barracuda.
Below, This is a good example of a 1970s Honda 450cc, i think that this model was ahead of its time with a DOHC.
Below, one of the finest vintage machines on show this Early Douglas.
This bike is my all time favorite (below) a 1970s-80s Honda CBX 1,000 6 cylinder. I can but dream!!!!!.
Below, a fine 1980s Honda CX500 Custom, this bike uses the same engine as the one in my own bike.
A really nice model of the powerful Vincent HRD.
Below, another BSA, this was is in lovely condition too.
A lot more modern but still a classic this Yamaha 400cc (below).
Below, a fine example of a vintage BSA.
I really can't remember the make of this vintage bike but it says Triumph on one of the engine cases.
I did manage to take one car picture just to show it wasn't all bikes!!!!.
Below, Not quite sure what this set of Steam engines do but....they have loads of Plaques for shows visited.
This type of Steam powered engine, is used as a water pump there were several of these here,
This "John Deare" Tractor had only a single wheel at the front I had never seen one before and wasn't quite sure what the benefits might be.
Below, a little mini Tractor "done up" with decoration and hundreds of lights to amuse the kids.
This "John Deare" Tractor had double wheels at the front but ony inches apart (below), I had never seen one of these before either.
This picture shows an early Steam engine converted to a Logging Saw.
Couldn't resist putting our bikes in here too, after all they are now both classics.
Below, My 1979 Honda CX500Z, Lots of work done but lots more to do.
A closer picture of my "Zebedee", looking good.
This is Sue's "Baby", a 1981 Honda CM250T Custom.
This is Sue's baby again, (below), starting to get it looking right now.
For fairly obvious reasons there will be no Joke of the day.