Monday, 5 September 2011

Washout





Left the house at 6.30am to be at the Honington Car and Bike day yesterday. What a crap day. Mainly because the fine English weather pissed down rain for most of it. But even before it was raining, no one really turned up. Even the cars left early. "We only heard about it yesterday" a few people said. I had said I was going so went, though next time if there's any mention of rain in the forecast I just won't bother.

I could only be bothered to take two photos, one of Steve Harvie's great vintage Gilera leathers, and one of his rare Gilera Saturno 500 - lonely in a damp field.

There were some other bikers there, on various newer Guzzis and Ducatis. Probably only one of them bothered to walk the 20 feet over to where we had the mag stall, and my 750 S3 Guzzi, to have at least a look or have a chat. They preferred to look at each other's bikes.

I know the weather wasn't hot and sunny but what do you have to do to create a little interest to stir the apathy? A day to forget...

4 comments:

pushrodmofo said...

Sad day for sure - I think it's that end of summer malaise - the folks that didn't show will be the ones going on the loudest in a few months about how they can't wait for the season to start.

You can console yourself with that top shot - really great. It's making me sad just looking at it!

ITALIAN MOTOR magazine said...

Maybe I'm feeling the end of the summer especially acutley as we haven't had one over here..

Broadbandylegs said...

On a happier note, what a smashing bike. Saturnos encapsulate everything good about Italian bikes - light, economical and stylish beyond words!

ITALIAN MOTOR magazine said...

I'm in complete agreement - it's a modern classic. I think I'd have one in my all Top 10 of Italian motorcycles. I was chatting top the owner and we were saying that it's sad that the Gilera brand only means nippy scooters to a whole generation by now.