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8-10 October 2010
Held over 8-10 October, the sixth Barber's Vintage Festival was the largest attendance at the annual event, at the Barber Motorsports Park, In Birmingham, Alabama. From 6000 at the inaugural event in 2005, over 45,000 happy faces enjoyed three days of blistering sunshine.
In addition to one of the best motorcycle collections in the world, (the Barber Motorcycle Museum is a five-story glass-sided building with over 1200 exhibits), the Vintage Festival also hosts the largest AHRMA race meeting of the year. In fact this was the largest AHRMA event ever, with over 700 bikes entered for the 2.38-mile hillside circuit, two-day race programme.
Also, there was close action on the vintage scrambles track, plus trials and an enduro taking place in the woods on the 740-acre Motorsports site, plus several motorcycle shows, Wall of Death and the ever-popular auction. While the racing was furious, and living legend John Surtees howled around on a 500cc MV four and in a 1964 V-8 Ferrari, the majority of many folks' time was spent trawling the huge swap-meet, as thanks to the state of the US economy, there were bargains aplenty.
Put-Put Weekend 20-22August 2010
There's a corner of the classic scene where a riding weekend costs next to nothing. It's the National Autocycle and Cydemotor Club, where 98cc is a big bike and nobody hurries. I joined their National Rally, at Wolverhampton RFC with a 1952 James Superlux autocycle - 98cc Villiers 2F, 2.8bhp and no gears. Rear brake on the left, two-stage clutch, decompressor, throttle and front brake. In a convoy ranging from olde English to middle aged Honda, we aimed for Ironbridge, the James cruising easily, though the five inch drums required notice to stop it.
I failed the test in Bridgnorth's busy streets, when I forgot to pedal up a long hill. It's second nature to NACCers, in cycling gear but pedalling in full leathers isn't easy and James died on me. Owner John Aston passed me his Honda 90 and took over the James. Post lunch, John returned the James once out of hilly country and the little Villiers buzzed along at 30 plus. Club mag' editor David Beare showed me a Teagle, built in Cornwall by an agricultural machinery factory. Some fine castings. Chairman David Casper had a 1976 Cimati step-thru, and a Cucciolo at home.
Alan Taylor's immaculate James Superlux purred perfectly, a sign of his restoration competence. Found in a shed, it had stood long enough for the rear stand to rot through. It looked like new.
Puch specialist Jim Lee reckons a good Maxi SI will cost £200 and the bulletproof MS50 with its fan-cooled motor fetches £400 tops. The NACC membership secretary Bob Jeffcoat is at 72 Glenthorne Drive, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall WS6 7DD.
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