BSA Spitfire wins 2018 Poole Dream Machines Bike of the Year

The 2018 season of Poole Dream Machines ended on a high, with hundreds of bikes enjoying an epic season finale on Tuesday, September 25.

Organised by Bournemouth and Poole Tourism, Dream Machines is part of Wave 105 Summertime in the South, Poole’s summer events programme.

The final event of the Dream Machines 2018 season was marked by the eagerly awaited return of the Bike of the Year contest sponsored by Dutton Gregory solicitors. Open to winners of the weekly Bike of the Night heats during 2018, the finale saw 19 bikes welcomed back to compete.

Dreams Machines on Poole Quay – Bike of the Year Presentation night. Graham Richardson from Bournemouth and Poole Tourism and Kate Battson from sponsors Dutton Gregory with Bike of the Year winner Richard Stephens.

During the evening, voting cards were handed out to fellow bikers and spectators who cast their votes for their favourite bike in the line-up.

The winner, gaining £300, The Midge Holloway Trophy and a valet kit courtesy of Muc-Off, was Richard Stephens with his genuine 1960 650cc BSA Spitfire Scrambler (right), one of about 1500 that were built for the American market between 1957 and ’62, and was restored over the last two years.

To see the full line-up of 2018’s Bike of the Year competitors, visit Poole Tourism’s Dream Machines 2018 album on Facebook, where you can also register for the online newsletter and keep up with the latest news.

Poole Dream Machines will return on the first Tuesday in April 2019.

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