Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Pluoline Classic Dirt Bike Show 2015

The second event of the weekend was a visit to the Classic Dirt Bike Show in Telford. I tried to cover the different aspects of off road sport and resisted the two special road bikes bought along by the Sammy Miller Museum.

Martin Lampkins' World Championship Winning Bultaco

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This is the Bultaco that Martin Lampkin won the inaugural FIM Trials World Championship in 1975. Martin comes from a motorcycle racing family, his older brothers were BSA factory riders in the 60s. In 1973 Martin became a member of the Bultaco team and won the British and European championships. Martin's son Dougie continues this legacy and is 12 times world champion.

1981 Maico Mega 2

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I always like the look of Maico bikes and so when looking for an 80 motocross bike to sketch I decided on this 250. The bike is currently being run by father and son team Graham and Jamie Biddulph, who race the bike in the National Twinshock Championship, where Jamie achieved 5th place in 2014. Graham maintains the bike and said he used to ride Maicos back in thew 80's when they were the machine to have.

1984 Godden Grasstrack

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I always like the stripped down dynamic of Speedway and Grass Track bikes, as well as this the solid look of the GS500 engine made me stop and sketch this bike. 

The Other Stuff....

Graham Noyce, World 500cc Champion Honda
The Norton Kneeler

1969 Moto Villa, Four Cylinder 250cc,
with a square four layout.

1955 HJH, Dragon Rigid
Great Trials Bantam on the Progressive Classic Products stand
James Trials
1970s Honda Fraser TL Trials Special
1975 JAWA, Ice Racer
1955 FIS Polish JAP, Speedway

1954 OEC JAP, Speedway
1968 Triumph Wasp, Trident.
Being built for theTuareg Rally.
1969 AJS Stormer
1975 Hodaka Combat Wombat
1973 Hodaka Dirt Squirt
Kenny Roberts Boss Yamaha
Jumble BSAs

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