Photos from the 41st Veteran & Vintage Run 2019

The weather was perfect yesterday for the 41st Veteran and Vintage Run.  Who remembers last year? It was so hot, it was almost unbearable, with tarmac melting, bikes over-heating and rider’s sweating & swearing.  But not so yesterday…

Rod Hann, the run organiser, tells me that 21 riders signed on at Leigh Village Hall.  There was only one breakdown when a bike overheated and expired with no compression; that was Andy Hart from the East Devon Section — many thanks to Pete Dungey for the breakdown recovery service!  After a midway stop at The Trooper Inn, Stourton Caundle, the route returned to Leigh where 33 people sat down for a nice lunch and generally a good day was had by all.

Prize winners were as follows:-

  • Best Veteran = Colin Bentham (Somerset) – 1911 triumph
  • Best Vintage = John Guy (Stonehenge) – 1929 Terrot
  • Best Threewheeler = Ian Clarke (Wessex) – 1927 Morgan
  • Combined Age = Bryan Pope (Somerset) – 1922 Royal Enfield Sidecar
  • Most Original Machine = Andy Hart (East Devon) – 1929 Rayleigh
The Start at Leigh Village Hall:
Midway Stop at The Trooper Inn, Stourton Caundle:

Author: Paul Wirdnam

Strangely addicted to Ariel motorcycles from the '20s, 30s and 40s.

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