Thursday October 15 th 2020

This photo by Iain Lawrie of a section in the 1983 Scottish Six Day Trial, is perhaps one that best describes the sheer magnitude of the Highlands. If you haven’t been there - put it on your bucket    list, but don’t plan on entering unless you are classed as either Advanced or Expert- Yes it’s tough.

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While we are talking neat shots of Motorcycles  in nice picturesque settings - lets  see one from our local area - up above Vernon - not sure who the rider is though - it didn’t say.

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Watch out for this lad in the future - he’s Dougie’s Nephew  -



Congratulations to our supported rider Harry Hemingway on a fantastic first season competing in his first year in the world championship, finishing a brilliant 5th place overall in the championship. A fantastic achievement considering Harry was the youngest rider in the championship, competing in 4 two day trials over a compact 6 week period that also included returning home, riding a club trial and also taking 2 podiums in the British Championship event in Devon. Harry also goes down in history as the Youngest Rider to achieve a podium place in a world championship event with a 3rd place finish in Spain on day 1. Congratulations from all at Dc Air conditioning ltd
This old pic of me with the Beta 300 4T just popped up on FB - Can’t remember who was with me on that ride over to Spanish Lake, but it was a great day and the 4T is a wonderful bike for this type  of trail ride. - Now if Beta would just put an E start on it!!
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The name “Jones” is quite common in the UK - in fact it’s Babsy’s maiden name - but I never knew that there was a motorcycle  by that name.
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Looking for something else and came across my copy of Sammy’s book on the Honda story - while there is no doubt that he was instrumental in teaching the Honda folk all about what a Trials bike should be like - things did not go well  for Sam and the Japanese and in the end they parted ways.
It’s a great book to read, and having worked for Yamaha, I can appreciate some of the difficulties that Sammy Miller experienced.

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