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PaulDB2



Joined: 26 Apr 2014
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Location: Manchester

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: LlanBikeFest 2018 Reply with quote

I decided to forego my usual visit to the Donington Classic Race meeting and take a couple of Bimotas to the LlanBikeFest at Llangollen Pavillion (Aug 4/5). Pleased to report a well-organised event with friendly, helpful event staff, plenty of food vendors(reasonably priced), live music and indoor display of all exhibiting bikes. I set-up early on Friday and was positioned right at the front of the stage amongst some race bikes. Tons of visitors over the weekend (no doubt helped by the scorching weather). I was allocated 3 weekend passes and able to purchase additional tickets for some friends at 5 instead of the on the day price of 12. Guest speakers included John McGuiness, John Reynolds and Steve Plater. Maybe we could try and put on a club show next year, plenty of nearby B&Bs and campsites.
Now for some pics. Apologies as some are not as sharp as they ought to be, I need new glasses!

Friday set-up

Indian - Best Custom winner

A lot of air-brush work

BSA Rocket Three with Dunstall disc front

Honda CBR600 F2 sidecar outfit

Harris GT750

Very clean kettle - Top Ten award winner

John McGuiness van

Laverda 750SF

Velocette Thruxton

Rocket Three racer

Scott Flying Squirrel

triumph 750 Flat Tracker

Kawasaki Z900 - Top Ten award winner

kawasaki A7 Avenger 350 twin - Best Race Bike winner

Honda CL77 (305) - Top Ten award winner

Francis Barnett Fulmar

Francis Barnett 200 Cruiser - Top Ten award winner

Honda CB500-4

Ducati 851

Ducati 900 Superlight Mk1

Honda SP1 joey Dunlop replica

Suzuke RGV250

Triumph trident T160

Pair of BSA Bantams

Brough Superior-Norton

Bridgestone 200 disc valve
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GeeKay



Joined: 29 May 2009
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Location: West Yorkshire

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice report and pictures Paul.
Looks like a good show - but is there room for 38 Bimota's ? Very Happy
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stockcar



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some nice stuff there........
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Location: Stafford, UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, some nice bikes there

All the best

Katy
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brian



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some beautiful machinery there for sure! Love the Rocket 3 race bike and the Triumph flat tracker.

Your Bimotas looked very nice Paul.
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2bims



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the piccies Paul....I notice a lot of bikes on grassed areas for a weekend event...but in one picture you could see there was a tented arrangement overhead shielding them.....was this for all bikes?....thus all were protected over the w/e if it rained...as evidently your bikes were indoors?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the piccies Paul....I notice a lot of bikes on grassed areas for a weekend event...but in one picture you could see there was a tented arrangement overhead shielding them.....was this for all bikes?....thus all were protected over the w/e if it rained...as evidently your bikes were indoors?
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PaulDB2



Joined: 26 Apr 2014
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Steve, all the bike exhibits are within the tented pavillion, therefore protected from the elements. If you look at the first picture (with my Bimotas) the area consists of a stage on the left, then the concrete floored area. Bordering the concrete area was a large raised grassed area (still covered) where many of the exhibits were. If you look at the eleventh picture down (John Cooper Rocket Three race bike) you can see the transition from the concrete to the grassed area by means of a wall and stepped access. Access to the concrete area was via ramps either side of the stage (see pic 1). There were some stands outside but these displays had obviously geared up for it and had brought their own awnings etc. There were a number of club displays inside, including the Ducati Owners Club, but we Bimota enthusiasts could outshine them all Smile


The custom bikes had their own display area in the front entrance hall behind the stage.
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