The Classic Motorcycles Mechanics Show
Stafford County Showground
Above is the stand on set up night. Please note below the empty space where The Anoraks bike should be. He's kept his bike a secret for two years not divulging a thing about what he's done. I guess being a no show on set up night was another way to add to the dramatic entrance. Or was it just the mother of all trips to get here?
Below is Saturday morning and Phil does the grand entrance blowing our socks of with the finest looking none standard 13 to grace these shores. The bike is full of trick parts and flashy gizmo's but I save all the detail for Phil's own page. In the background are Sandra (left) and Jane (right). Who helped out just a little.
Below is an old bike reborn... A few years ago I tried to buy this machine. I have to say it didn't look a thing like this then. To cut a long story short at the time I was going to buy the bike, sell mine to fund restoring it. The upshot was I got out bid on eBay. The proud new owner then did 7 miles on her over the next 2 or 3 years. Shame but it's a free world. Then she became available on the market and Graham a long standing member of the club bought her and as you can see has worked hard with his team of friends to make a very special job of her. (More about this beast another time the story's about Stafford.)
Below is Paul's 13.
Below is Rog's 13.
Below is Terry's 13.
Oh Terry spent 7 hours polishing his 13. But there's a story here... Terry's 13 was under 8 foot of water 2 months ago when the floods hit. So Terry has done a fantastic job getting the bike back to this. Plus Jane Terry's other half has done a fantastic job putting up with Terry while he's been doing it.
Then there's Mine but hmm how did that happen...I forgot to take a picture of mine. So Pete I guess that's 1 all. (Sorry to anyone who doesn't understand but read Stormin' the Castle and it should fall into place. Well you all know mine anyway.
So here's a few of The Anoraks fantastic machine.
And some of Grahams 1500 Turbo Nitros drag bike. Graham and his team have built this bike with the sole intention of drag racing it. Keith the technician behind the bike says it should put around 400bhp at the back wheel. All they have to do is hope the wheel puts it to the tarmac and the rider can hold on if it does. Don't polish the seat what ever you do guy's. I don't want to tell you too much as I'll give this bike it's own page and follow its exploits at a later date.
Below are a set of pictures of some of the visitor to the stand. Take a close look you may be on one.
Pete F and The Anorak Phil finally meet after years of giving the club members advise from either end of the country.
Below is a set of picture taken all around the show.
As many of you know each year we as a club vote for best bike on the club stand. This year it was a real tough choice as I sure many of you will agree. The standard was very high and given two outrageous specials the deliberating took many of you a long time. It took me two days.
But the winner was Grahams GPZ drag bike. Below I present him with the trophy...Well done Graham and co it's a deserved winner.
It's only fair that Keith gets in on the act as he has done the majority of the work.
And finally the motley crew who showed their bikes this year. A big thank you for your support guy's it was a great weekend and I couldn't have done it without your support. While I'm saying thank you I must say a special thank you to Sandra (the boss) and Jane (Terry's boss) for helping out too, you were both real stars and helped to make the whole weekend flow smoothly.
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