|Tony Lockwood and me with his '36 Excelsior Manxman 500|
|Mark Turkington's 1914 BSA|
|1925 Norton 16H in the forground and 1913 Motosocoche behind 2C7|
|The Matchless forks required a special brake anchor.|
|Home made plunger rear suspension which eliminated lugs for the prop stand, so this period accessory stand was added And he installed a Vincent seat.|
There were three length courses depending on how old the bike was and how far you wanted to ride. I rode the longest, which was nearly 50 miles. We started in light rain, but it stopped raining toward the end of the route.
|ready for to start. Bill Burke photo with Bill's NSU Max Spezial in backround|
The route was great fun and very well arrowed, and I didn't look at the route sheet once. The colors hadn't peaked yet, but were getting there. I passed a cop going the other way early on and he waved to me. Once I got familiar with the bike, I gave it some stick and rode it the way it was intended. Therefore, I was the first to finish the long route, despite my number being 26, and was promptly DQed for being too early. No bother; it just gave me more time to smooze with the riders who had already finished the shorter routes. One of these was Carlton Palmer who rode a terrific 1928 Norton CS-1 that had come out of Portugal years ago.
|Carlton Palmer's 1928 Norton CS-1. Bill Burke photo|
After everyone got back, we had some lunch in the Penacook Historical Society bldg., then prize giving. Tony won his class and the oldest combined age of bike and rider. Carlos won his class on his 1928 Indian 101 Scout.
|Carlos Escudero's 1928 Indian 101 Scout|
Rich Snyder won the '39-'49 class with his 1949 Matchless G-80S.
|Rich Snyder's '49 Matchless G-80S|
|Pierce Reed on his 1946 H-D EL. Bill Burke photo|
|Mark Gibson with his 1934 Brough Superior 680SV|
|Carlos Escudero photo|