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    Went here again today for a browse, awesome stuff, if a little saddening that so few get to be used.


    2019-08-18_07-56-29 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
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    2019-08-18_07-56-51 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
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    2019-08-18_07-57-23 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
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    2019-08-18_07-57-12 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
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    2019-08-18_07-57-35 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
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    2019-08-18_07-57-28 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
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    Default Re: Beaunne motor museum, very eclectic mix!

    It is a great place run by a bit of an ecentric old chap, well worth a visit

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    Did you cry at the condition of the bikes ? I can almost imagine you sneaking back in with a tube of Solvol Autosol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Did you cry at the condition of the bikes ? I can almost imagine you sneaking back in with a tube of Solvol Autosol
    It's not the condition that saddens me, that's patina, that's 50 years of being used etc. Being ridden in far off lands by random people.
    The saddening bit is that even just 1 of them (but actually plenty) wouldn't be that tricky to get going, running, riding and enjoyed by people.

    Take that MV 750, I'd run 1000 miles to be given the chance to restore that, just to see it completed and working again, even if I never got to ride the thing, just to finish it and see it at Goodwood festival or something, wow, that's got to be something hasn't it.

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    I was actually more interested in the EE Lightnings

    I used to work at Lucas Aerospace in Bradford, which was the old English Electric factory. There were still lines on the wall on longest internal road which they used to line up the guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    It's not the condition that saddens me, that's patina, that's 50 years of being used etc. Being ridden in far off lands by random people.
    The saddening bit is that even just 1 of them (but actually plenty) wouldn't be that tricky to get going, running, riding and enjoyed by people.

    Take that MV 750, I'd run 1000 miles to be given the chance to restore that, just to see it completed and working again, even if I never got to ride the thing, just to finish it and see it at Goodwood festival or something, wow, that's got to be something hasn't it.
    Ok you get one going and I’ll get one going. Come on I’ll race ya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Take that MV 750
    Did I tell you about the time I could have bought a 750 Sport and 750 America for 7500 but couldn't afford it. I begged the old man to go halves but he wouldn't. We could have sold the pair for ten times that five years later.

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    When I was in the New Forest I kept passing a sign pointing to "Motorcycle Museum" and I thought I might visit one rainy day. Well, one rainy came and I thought I'd go and have a look. I was expecting a few rusty old bikes in a shed, but what I found was Sammy Miller's Motorcycle Museum

    It was possibly one of the best bike museums I've seen, stuffed full of beautifully restored bikes of all kinds from the beginning of biking right through to almost now. Apparently Sammy himself, is one of the most successful trials riders of all times and still does a bit despite drawing his pension. He also restores the bikes himself in his workshop on site.

    Well worth a visit if you are in the area. There's even a lovely tea room and a little zoo for the kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McNab View Post
    When I was in the New Forest I kept passing a sign pointing to "Motorcycle Museum" and I thought I might visit one rainy day. Well, one rainy came and I thought I'd go and have a look. I was expecting a few rusty old bikes in a shed, but what I found was Sammy Miller's Motorcycle Museum

    It was possibly one of the best bike museums I've seen, stuffed full of beautifully restored bikes of all kinds from the beginning of biking right through to almost now. Apparently Sammy himself, is one of the most successful trials riders of all times and still does a bit despite drawing his pension. He also restores the bikes himself in his workshop on site.

    Well worth a visit if you are in the area. There's even a lovely tea room and a little zoo for the kids.
    The museum, or more precisely ots restorations feature often in Real Classic magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I was actually more interested in the EE Lightnings

    I used to work at Lucas Aerospace in Bradford, which was the old English Electric factory. There were still lines on the wall on longest internal road which they used to line up the guns.
    At Bournemouth Aircraft Museum they've got the cockpit of a Lightning you can sit in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    It's not the condition that saddens me, that's patina, that's 50 years of being used etc. Being ridden in far off lands by random people.
    The saddening bit is that even just 1 of them (but actually plenty) wouldn't be that tricky to get going, running, riding and enjoyed by people.

    Take that MV 750, I'd run 1000 miles to be given the chance to restore that, just to see it completed and working again, even if I never got to ride the thing, just to finish it and see it at Goodwood festival or something, wow, that's got to be something hasn't it.
    It certainly would!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    At Bournemouth Aircraft Museum they've got the cockpit of a Lightning you can sit in.
    The Lightning Preservation Group run 'em up and down the runway at Bruntingthorpe flat out. They have to take care not to get airborne They now have an old cold war era shed (from RAF Wattisham i think) and every so often do a mock scramble.

    Tis great fun, watching all these RAF old boys running about like its 1971 and the Soviets are coming.

    Mrs. D's dad worked on Lightnings in the RAF for 30 years and is a big part of the LPG. Never mention them in front of him unless you've got a spare 3 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dazzle View Post
    They have to take care not to get airborne
    As happened to Taffy Holden in 1960s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holden...ghtning_flight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dazzle View Post
    The Lightning Preservation Group run 'em up and down the runway at Bruntingthorpe flat out. They have to take care not to get airborne They now have an old cold war era shed (from RAF Wattisham i think) and every so often do a mock scramble.

    Tis great fun, watching all these RAF old boys running about like its 1971 and the Soviets are coming.

    Mrs. D's dad worked on Lightnings in the RAF for 30 years and is a big part of the LPG. Never mention them in front of him unless you've got a spare 3 hours.
    I lived very near Wattisham (as the Lightning flies) from 1967 to 1974, and then lived a bit further away from 1974 to 1989.
    Lightnings were probably the first aircraft I saw.

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