It was the lovely Natalees birthday week end so I arranged to take her away somewhere nice, a bit of history, an old town with lovely buildings oh, and Italian cars, bikes and lots of other exotica !!
We travelled down after work Friday night only arriving with Sean Good and Natalie Dowe at midnight, they were putting us up and are good friends so a good week end was guaranteed. An early start to take display items into Bristol City centre then back to collect Sean’s lovely Sport Classic, I was going to get the bus back into the city to join the fun. To my surprise Sean gave me the keys to his bike and he was going to ride his other bike and park it outside the display area as it was a none Italian bike. The ride to Gordano services saw me very happy, the bike is set up lovely. There were bikes mustered from most Italian Marque, they were organised brand by brand and led in to the city by the Ducatis.
The actual event is superb, it was my first time, there were Ducati models from every era and plenty of them, I could not name everything there as there were so many, other Marques were Laverda, Morini, MV, new and old, Guzzi and the cars were just as stunning, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, my favourites were the Lancashire, the Stratos and Integrale, the noise of them was stunning, the gentlemen start your engines was a great addition with our very own Paul Hanmore doing the commentary.
A night out in Bristol followed with a fair few drinks until the small hours then back to Sean and Natalie’s, after a much needed breakfast we were off to our second club engagement of the week end, Stafford to meet with Nigel Hole the Commercial Director of Mortons to sort out the future of our involvement with the Stafford show, we are hopeful for a positive outcome on that, a very good effort by Tim Mallion on the show, some great bikes and very nice to see different members involved.
Its rally season next, until then, ride safe.