A vin­tage year ev­ery year

Classic Bike (UK) - - WHAT’S ON 2018 -

Prob­a­bly the world’s premier event for pre1931 bikes and their own­ers is cen­tred on the Bri­tish Mo­tor Mu­seum’s Gay­don site in ru­ral War­wick­shire. The run it­self usu­ally at­tracts a full house of around 500 rid­ers and ma­chines, and al­though en­tries for this year’s event closed on Fe­bru­ary 31, it’s still a fine day out. The au­to­jum­ble has an en­vi­able rep­u­ta­tion among the vin­tage set, with around 100 stalls. But it’s the sight of 500 vin­tage ma­chines tak­ing to the roads as their mak­ers in­tended that is the real draw.

The va­ri­ety of ma­chin­ery and the breadth of en­gi­neer­ing in­ge­nu­ity will stag­ger you – it backs up CB’S Rick Park­ing­ton’s as­ser­tion that the vin­tage era pro­vided the big­gest quan­tum leap in the his­tory of mo­tor­cy­cle de­vel­op­ment. See if you agree.

Our man Rick and 499 like­minded souls will take to the road on the Ban­bury Run

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