It was the VMCC Banbury Run yesterday and as I wasn’t taking part this year, Ken Druce and I decided to drive up and have a more relaxing time chatting with friends, looking at the bikes and wandering around the autojumble.
When we set off at 7am, the weather was terrible, even worse than last year, with torrential rain on the A34 up to the M40. It was still raining when we got to Gaydon and although it looked like most riders and their bikes were present, many of the autojumblers didn’t turn up and the number of visitors was down. Which was a shame, as by 11am, the sun was out and we only had occasional light showers for the rest of the day.
Didn’t see many people from our Section there. Bumped into Peter Miller several times as we wandered around the site. And Roger Gillard was drinking tea with Bettie Barber while Ian Clarke was manning the stall. But that was about it.
BTW: the car parking for visitors to the British Motor Museum at Gaydon always used to be bad. In previous years, I’ve had to lug heavy gearboxes, engines etc back to my car which was 1/2 mile away. That’s all changed this year as there is now a massive new car park just behind the museum and close to the autojumble. Much better.
In The Autojumble:
In The Bike Park:
At the Start Line: