Boffin Posted April 8, 2007 Share Posted April 8, 2007 Today I went for a short 150mile ride, picking up some landmarks for the Round Britain Rally. The rules prohibit me posting pictures of the landmarks until about mid-October so most of the pictures I took will have to wait. I did however, find myself passing the National Motorcycle Museum and needing the bathroom I decided to call in. The amin exhibition costs £7 to get in and I only intended to stop for a short break so I contented myself with the entrance area and shop. The museum was burnt to the ground a couple of years ago and hundreds of bikes were burnt out - happily most have been restored, although the race-winning bikes that still had the pit-lane patina on them are not quite what they were. Having reviewed the pictures I took, some of them are rather blurred but I have got enough reasonable shots to be able to share a few with you guys. Taxi! Three very different Triumphs Are you packing? What might have been - 1500cc V8 Norton 1924 Montgomery Anzani 1000cc V-twin with 4 exhausts. the forgotten four - Wooler 500cc horizontally opposed 4 cylinder John Player Nortons - including the "Challenge" the twin that came too late. A Norman Hyde Trident - the factory fired hin - he produced what they should have. Tucked away almost out of sight - A Hesketh Finally, on my way out I saw this - a sidecar outfit where the driver sits in the sidecar together with up to three passengers - bike and sidecar have an integral chassis - engine is a 1000cc Japanese V-twin. Cya, Andy Link to comment
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