We were knocked out by the number of visitors and traders that turned out last Sunday despite the pretty awful weather, with a full house in all the autojumble halls. We had the biggest number of machines on display in the indoor Show since the covid restrictions, with many having ridden through floods to get there.
The Vincent display was stupendous, and thanks got to Steven Chapman, son of Brian Chapman, who was on had to answer queries about the giant-beating Mighty Mouse and its successor Super Mouse. Thanks also go to the Vincent Owners Club for putting on such a fantastic display of these iconic machines. A number of Vincents also took part in the fire-up paddock, together with the ex-Barry Sheene 1973 500cc Suzuki Seeley TR500. This tubular-framed Seeley was one of Barry Sheene's most successful bikes. Barry’s 1973 Seeley TR500 helped him win the FIA formula 750 Championship, the Shell Sport Championship, King of Brands and MCN Man of the Year.
Brian Crichton, former editor of Classic Bike magazine was on hand to present the prizes. Many thanks got to Brian and all the rest of the team who helped. Here are the results and some pictures from the day.
We're back at Ardingly next year, on Sunday 24 March 2024.