Alan Lampkin somehow managed to wrest the microphone away from Trials Guru John Moffat (centre), while Alan’s son James seems to be concentrating on the trial ahead. CDB went to Westmorland Motor Club’s Bultaco Nostalgia Trial on June 17, 2017… we weren’t
Westmorland MCC invited Bultaco’s works riders along to a Bultaco Celebration in Cumbria. What a trial it turned out to be.
Acasual comment led to a large part of the 1970s and 1980s Bultaco works trials team assembling near Kendal for the Westmorland Club’s special trial, to celebrate not only the marque but to raise funds for Cancer Care. Trials fans from the Seventies won’t need to be reminded that Martin – youngest of the three Lampkin brothers – was the first official world trials champion in 1975, nor will they need reminding the legend was lost to the world when he succumbed to cancer last year.
Westmorland Motor Club assembled a number of notables from Bultaco – flying them in from Spain, France, Yorkshire and Lancashire to celebrate in the summer sunshine. Such stars included Oriol Bulto who had the task of marshalling his young charges on various works teams in the factory’s heyday and still seemed to be doing the same in 2017.
In a bid to raise funds for cancer research and care, James Lampkin rode his dad’s works Bultaco, a sister bike to his uncle Martin’s championship winner.
At the trial, the former factory team members got to grips with a selection of Bultacos supplied and prepped by Yrjo Vesterinen. So, enjoy our pictorial of the day and let us know if you were there. )
Most original category winner was Chris Gascoigne’s radial head Sherpa. It works too, as Chris had to haul it out when beset by punctures on his other bike.