Okay, talk about Vintage Gear; this is the Goodwood Revival, England Sept. ’05. A huge vintage car/motorcycle/plane weekend at Lord March’s estate, with racing all day on his private racecourse, and the car park (pictured) has hundreds of amazing vehicles which on any other day would have BEEN the show. Best aspect of the event; you’re expected to wear ‘period’ (30’s – 50’s) clothing! So almost everyone does in fact. Peter Miles gave me a ticket on short notice (usually 100 pounds), so I had to scare up an outfit pronto. I found a tiny vintage shop in the village of Louth where I was visiting Rob Drury, and the fellow had a wool tweed suit, detachable-collar shirt, wing-tip shoes, plaid tie, and ‘flat hat’, all of which fit me, for 100 pounds. The pants were a little tight, but the fellow advised skipping a meal before the event!

The bike is a ’38 BMW R51 racer, an example of which has been sitting in boxes in my garage for 19 years!


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