Report by John lay (Chairman BMRCO)
Over the weekend of 29-30 October the club displayed a total of nine machines at this event. This, a brand new show sponsored by Classic Bike Magazine was held at the Peterborough Arena and for a first effort not at all bad. It was felt however that the organisers were feeling their way a bit, but, and to quote from their show guide “who knows, maybe we can make this a permanent fixture in your autumn biking diary”.
From the clubs point of view loading and unloading (compared to our previous grief at the NEC) was simplicity itself. A large area of hard standing right outside the main hall where vehicles could be left all weekend.
Of the show, and to quote from the guide once more “a huge auto-jumble, quality displays from the UK’s top clubs (that will be us then) and an array of great trade stands” Well two out of three is not bad. Trade stalls a plenty, however how many stalls selling cheap tools do you need? Jumble pretty thin, but a fair number of bikes to look at. The club stand with 9 machines on display received a constant number of visitors over both days and kept the members busy explaining the finer points of their pride and joy.
Machine on display:-
Silk 700cc, Rickman Intercepter, Wall Auto-Wheel, Velocette KSS, Egli Vincent, Norton Atlas, Francis Barnet Falcon, Norton Model 30, Levis “Baby”
Thanks to the members who brought their machines and those who came to help man the stand.
The above photo is courtesy of John Lay and the gallery below is courtesy of Ken Day. Many thanks.
The last 2 images of the above gallery feature bikes that were not part of the BMRCO group.