You couldn’t have picked a better day for our club’s Mods & Rockers Show. We occupied the parking spaces between Marcellina’s Pizza bar and the Miss Summer cafe on Semaphore Rd, Semaphore. The weather – 27 degrees and sunshine.
There was a fair selection of period and more modern machinery on display and we managed to maintain the numbers throughout the 10am-2pm timeslot. A big thanks to Marcellinas and the Miss Summer cafe for allowing us to occupy their business space and parking outside their premises. There were perhaps 25-30 bikes parked up and strangely, a constant parade of Harley-Davidsons and Triumph Rocket 3s cruising past on Semaphore Rd.
Lew Hylton was responsible for organising and coordinating the event, Bob Finnie and Barry Young were there early helping him set up. Of the bikes: there were three BSA 650cc Rockets of varying flavours, a pre-unit Triumph Trophy and three Triumph Bonnevilles . There were also a number of BMW boxer twins, an equal number of 59 Club member’s newer Triumph Bonnevilles in cafe racer trim and a Norton VN880.
A 1949 Francis Barnett moped/autocycle and a very unusual Triumph Tigress scooter were a couple of highlights among the scooters, as well as Lew’s Fuji Rabbit. The Lambretta club were also present with 3 or 4 scooters helping to balance the Mod to Rocker ratio.
Well done Lew for organising and publicising the event and everyone who brought their bikes along to the show.