Saturday, 28 July 2012

Calne Bike show 2012

As in previous years, the Calne Rotary Club organises a bike show which amounts to putting on a band, selling space to burger vans and inviting motorcyclists to come visit. Boy does it work, and there really is something for everyone. More Honda CBX sixes than I've ever seen in one place, Harleys in force, and the truly left-field - a Honda Pan European engined trike and a Monster with a sidecar that allows a wheelchair bound owner to take control. Lots of lovely Italians including an RD350-engined Cagiva Mito, and a Moto Guzzi Airone that won best bike. Best bit for me was the Hercules rotary (DKW in most markets) that was casually parked under the Calne Rotary Club sign. See what he did there? Genius

Deepest joy was finding half a dozen old bike mags for sale including stuff by Cook Neilson and Phil Schilling that I've not seen before. Love Cook's masthead title, "Prints of Darkness." Quality time beckons

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