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Sywell Classic 26-27 September 2015

A little bit of something for every one really at the Sywell Classic. I started off touring the club displays, stopping for a chat with a couple of friendly and enthusiastic members at the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club stand (VJMC) – I think they might have talked me into joining. This Kawasaki Z1000 with bling was in their display.

Kawasaki Z1000

I was a little disappointed that bike clubs were relatively far and few between as I picked my way through the various car clubs. However there were some interesting motors, past and present.


Nice car, awful colour.

American car

When cars had style!

Aluminium caravan

Caravans aren’t my thing but this early (American?) aluminium caravan caught my eye – interesting but somehow looks far from practical.

I was late getting to the drag strip and the noise and tyre smoke drew a good crowd very quickly so I was unable to get a good viewing position. Still what I did see was entertaining enough and there was a good mix of cars.


Corvette spinning up

Custom car

Stunning attention to detail.

Honda RC30

There were some nice machines in the bike paddock, my favorite was this beautifully turned out RC30. There were also some famous faces…

Phil Read

Phil Read in reflective pose.

Paul Chenard

Whilst in the paddock I had an interesting conversation with artist and writer Paul Chenard who was sketching a Maico racing bike. Paul specialises in motorsports artwork in a variety of media and even took time to show me some of his work. You can find out more about him on his Facebook page.

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