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NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

I picked this one because I know Ray likes Vincent motorcycles, which is what these are.)

 

 

Coming Up In 2017

NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

I picked this one because I know Ray likes Vincent motorcycles, which is what these are.)

 

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jan 2017, 03:33
What gorgeous beasts these are, Brian.

Yes...Vincent represents the Peak of Brit Motorcycle excellence, in a crowded contest with Norton, Triumph, Brough, BSA, RoyalEnfield...
Brian Walbey: I think you would love to visit this museum Ray, nothing but British bikes from the early 20th.century up to about the 1980's.
Oh my, I bet you didn't enjoy this place at all, Brian....
Brian Walbey: Bored out of my brains Frank, and if you believe that you'll believe anything smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jan 2017, 07:17
probably not a lot of different between the much older bikes but then once we get to the 1954, the bikes change quite quickly between then and 1956.
Brian Walbey: The bikes date well back in to the 20th.century and then up to about the early 80's.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Jan 2017, 07:29
Although not mechanical myself I love machinery Brian. This series will be interesting
Brian Walbey: I might make it one of my Saturday's only series over several weekends like I did the racing shots at the end of last year, it is not a subject that will greatly interest everyone on a daily basis.
Your version of heaven I suppose Brian.
Brian Walbey: Sort of Chad, although there is a lot to see and remember in the museum for us gents of a certain age.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jan 2017, 09:01
I suspect you were in a form of heaven on Earth here Brian.
Brian Walbey: I had been wanting to go there for a long time and my neighbour likewise, we had a great day out together. he still has two bikes, of a modern variety, although I no longer have any.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 10 Jan 2017, 09:41
Do I detect a special penchant?
Brian Walbey: I have been interested in, and involved with, motorcycles and motorcycle sport since I got my first bike in 1961, although I never actually took my driving test for bikes so only had small capacity machines, From 1968 to 1982 I done the commentaries at race meetings including Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Snetterton exactly 100 times.
Surely la creme de la creme of old British bikes
Brian Walbey: The Vincent certainly was Martin, I can remember back in the early 60's.a lad where I come from got a Vincent and we all gazed in awe at him and the bike, they had that sort of attraction.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 10 Jan 2017, 11:35
Jolie collection !
i will be pleased to see what more you have captured, Brian, since i did not know of a motorcycle museum. i had a chance to pillion ride a royal enfield when i was a boy and it was thrilling!
Brian Walbey: I have been interested in, and involved with, motorcycles and motorcycle sport since I got my first bike in 1961, although I never actually took my driving test for bikes so only had small capacity machines, From 1968 to 1982 I done the commentaries at race meetings including Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Snetterton exactly 100 times.
Oh I bet you loved it here! Fantastic collection which was nearly lost in a disastrous fire some years ago.
Brian Walbey: It was a good day out, my neighbour, who took me, has been an enthusiast all his life and still has two bikes even though he is probably about your age. They managed to rescue a lot of bikes from the fire, some were totally destroyed and others have been rebuilt.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jan 2017, 14:59
The one on the far right looks manageable, lovely workmanship.
Brian Walbey: They knew how to make things to last back in the old days.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 10 Jan 2017, 19:29
Does the name Brian Stonebridge mean anything to you, Brian?
Brian Walbey: It certainly does Richard, although I never saw him race, although I do remember going to scrambles, as they used to be called, at Arrington and I recall one of the races was the Brian Stonebridge Trophy.
Some fine old bikes there!
Brian Walbey: Dozens of them Tom in three separate exhibition halls.
Oh - those do look special!
Brian Walbey: An enthusiasts treasure house Elizabeth, and all British, up to the early 1980's.

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