Sunday, 18 September 2016

Scottish Classic club Autumn meet

A cloudy but dry start to the day and quite warm for this time of year which was good. Our run two up to St Fillans on the T3 Guzzi was enjoyable, dry roads and not too many lunatics. I like St Fillans, looking out over or riding along the side of Loch Earn always reminds me of Mandello looking over Lago Di Como (well apart from the people, the architecture and the weather) An excellent turn out and a superb mix of bikes, once again I met up with many people I hadn't seen in years which was great but with the numbers there it was a bit like speed dating, a paragraph then move on to the next friend, maybe we should think about an overnight meeting but then again I suppose when the drink kicks in nobody remembers who they spoke to anyway. Good turnout from the Tay Valley NOC which was great and a special mention for Don on his Dr John Daytona, last seen him on this bike in 2002 so I'm glad he managed to remove it from his house, one of only 20 imported to the UK! Also worth a mention was the Matchless Silver Hawk, a 26 degree V 4 build between 1930-34 , rarer than hens teeth. The one great thing about the day was that ALL the bikes were ridden there, no trailer Queens and that in my opinion is how it should be!

My T3 in exalted  company
Rare beast
Loch Earn
Derek Wilkies RGS BSA
A brace indeed of desirable BSA's
Fraser's Lightning, pretty
Cooking Matchy
Nice Rig
Shiny Velo
Singles seemed to be in today
Tony's take on a Falcone Nuovo
More BSA's
Rarer than an Aberdonian buying a round of drinks, Matchless Silver Hawk
Single Vincent
Shiny 650ss
Original T150 Trident
Sandy's Cammy Norton
Me like very much but I still have the mental scars from clutch pain when I had its fiercer brother the Jota
Blokes and Girls looking at bikes
What Sundays are for!
Jake, grupenfuhrer of the Falcone forum shadows us back home (sorry it's blurred Jake, taking live shots from the back of a T3 isn't easy :-)


  1. Nice to see you Gina, albeit in one eye only. The photo's pretty good all things considered, but you really should consider a rearward facing pillion in future, for more professional results! ;-) And I'm pinching the photo too!

  2. Great looking bikes! Looks like a great event, thanks for the share!