A vintage year every year
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