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A nice set from our old friend Robie Pruden from the Lemay Museum Vintage bike show.


Looks like it was a heck of a nice show! Thanks Much for the pics sir!

Yo Steve ,
Good to see ya back at it.
2nd year of the Lemay Museum Vintage bike show was twice as good ! It’s theme was billed as 100 yrs of BMWs but really Italians won this battle. Way more Ducs and Guzzis. British iron held there own but my god the parking lot show was just as good, especially when the RZ350 and RZ500 pulled in together. A few pics.
Robie Pruden

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just came to spectate

little duckling

scramblini

vintage track time

Some excellent rally pics from the UK!


Time to get back into the e-mails with this nice collection!
With special Thanks to Kenneth Pantling for all the hard work. Some very nice rides here!

Steve,

These pictures were taken at The Goat Public House in Skeyton, North Norfolk, UK. The annual gathering there is in aid of cancer charities and draws in an astonishing variety of vintage bikes and cars for such a small rural gathering. Skeyton is right next door to Coltishall which was the site of one of the famous WWII Battle of Britain Spitfire bases. Douglas Bader, the pilot with tin legs, was based at Coltishall and allegedly downed a significant part of his beer consumption in The Goat.

Some of the pictures are of the same bike from a couple of different angles so you may well want to dump some of them. Also the bikes varied from pristine to distinctly agricultural so if any of these pictures are of interest, take your pick.

Kenneth Pantling

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And here some more from a few years back. Nice Square Four and that Scott is sweet!

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Bad little BSA Bantam


This is my kind of build!  I’m replied to Roy asking for a bit more info on the build.  It might not jump out at first glance but there is a LOT of love in this little bike.  That kind of HP out of a Bantam is impressive.

Hi. I was just checking out the Arrow racer on your site. Here is my BSA Bantam with an arrow engine which is kicking out 22bhp at 8000 rpm. I’m just in the process of going for 30bhp at 10000 rpm. She is a twin carb, crankcase reed valve induction, etc etc.
Roy

rs250 reeds 032

Arr 002

Classic military bikes on a gorgeous day in Norfolk GB.


Kenneth writes in:

Steve,
These were seen at the Ingworth Trosh here in Norfolk, GB. I’d forgotten to take my camera so you can thank my daughter Eleanor for the pictures.
The BSA M20 is in reproduction British Army Desert Rat livery.
The Peugeot is something I’ve never seen before. The owner was trundling around the field on it and it was licensed for road use.
Just in case you’re wondering, “trosh” is a Norfolk dialect word for thresh(as in threshing wheat) and these days a trosh is any celebration held at the end of the harvest. Ingworth is a small village in North Norfolk and its annual trosh is a fete involving vintage machinery like a steam traction engine operating an early 20th Century belt driven combined harvester, old tractors, amazing old stationary farm engines and almost anything else anyone cares to bring along including vintage cars and bikes. There are ploughing and shearing demonstrations, a medieval re-enactment group and the local amateur radio society. There’s also lots of tea and delicious cakes.

Kenneth Pantling

BSA Flat Tr.. (scratch that) Scrambler Beauty. Need some ID help.


Updates from the comments

First: From Somer “That is a Scrambler (very good point and on second glance I agree .ed). Flat trackers don’t use brakes. Probably an iron barrel B-31 or B-33 BSA Pre 1954.”

OK Steve,
My thoughts..
At first glance it looks like a B31[350cc] or B33 [500cc] motor in a standard swing arm frame.
This engine had alloy crankcase and cast iron barrel etc..it was the standard ride to work BSA here in the UK. Production stopped about 1960 although back stock sales continued to 61/62.
From this was developed the Gold Star series.. B32 [350cc] and B34 [500cc] and eternal glory.
Well, for now anyway
Front brake is standard [tho’ not for this bike] late 60′s Triumph/BSA 2ls stopper.. good too.
The tank and seat are sooo lovely.. late 50′s/early 60′s moto X. Beautiful.
Black frame would have been nice.. as original.
Hope that helps a bit.. maybe someone else who knows the bike can fill in more.
regards
Bill
CARLISLE UK

I could use a little help on the ID specifics if anyone wants to chime in.