I have just been cleaning up my laptop and making some space when I came across these photos of the Classic Bike Show we visited when we were last in the UK.
It is not the sort of place I would visit these days although in my youth I would have been happy to go. However, because the weather was foggy and OH is not now used to driving in such conditions I thought I would join him just for the journey. It only took us an hour to get to the NEC, park up and take the shuttle to the exhibition hall. I was a bit put out when asking for a pensioner’s ticket that the attendant didn´t query it but that’s life I suppose age catches up with us all in the end.
We went inside and I realised it was after all quite interesting but I hadn’t bothered to take the camera. The images from the show are all taken from my phone so are OK, not brilliant but will give an idea of what was there. There are lots of photos of Norton’s, which is the bikes we had in our youth before moving on to Firestorm, CBR1000, etc. There are also a couple of Tritons which OH used to race – his claim to fame being he actually beat the late, great Barry Sheene but that was a long long time ago.
Bikers are a friendly lot and although I wasn´t particularly looking forward to it and didn´t enjoy the drive back to Surrey almost 4 hours stuck in UK traffic, the Classic Bike show was far better than I anticipated.
I also came across these which were taken at Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum