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Mallory Bike Bonanza 11 July 2015

Another two day event, I went on Saturday and unfortunately most of the big names were there on Sunday. Still there was more than enough to see on the track and in the paddock, with the added advantage that was undoubtedly easier to get about. A good cross section of restorations, specials and classic racers were scattered around the circuit and paddock - some of my favourites follow!

Suzette a suzuki velocette motorcycle

A Velocette in a Suzuki frame - can't imagine what it would be like the other way round!

Lynton 500 motorcycle

This is a 1968 Lynton 500 DOHC 4 valve, a one off, made by Colin Lyster. The bottom half is a Hillman Imp engine with Lysters own cylinder head. A lack of funds apparently led to the project being abandoned.


I don't think I've ever seen so many holes drilled in one motorcycle.


Beautiful Vincent Comet.


Good looking Kawasaki Z440 cafe racer.

mv agusta f4 rc

I love MVs, this 2015 MV Agusta F4 RC (1 of just 250) must be the best looking bike out there.

mv f4

Just to rub it in this was around the corner.

mv f4

And then another.

burdin derny

At the other end of the scale was this gorgeous little French 75cc Burdin which is actually a "derny" used as a pacing machine for cycling events.

gillette 3 cylinder special

A Gillette Special195cc. Take 3 Mobylette moped cylinder heads and cylinders with home built crankcases in a Gilera frame and you have a Gillette.

classic triumph

I liked this - the bike / rider combination had a good period look although I couldn't identify the Triumph model.

phillips panda

Going for it! Vanessa McGlone getting the last mph out of her 1962 49cc Phillips Panda.