Great War theme, and room for more participants, in 2018 Golden Era Run

The 10th Golden Era Run being organised by the North East Section of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, near York, on Sunday, July 29 will be themed to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Motorcycles and three-wheelers built before January 1931 will be eligible to take part in this friendly, sociable event that was founded by distinguished VMCC members Noel Whittall and Ian Jennings so that participants could enjoy the quiet and beautiful roads of the Yorkshire Wolds.

From a private collection, this original First World War postcard depicting a British officer under fire, entitled A Close Shave, was drawn by the celebrated artist Edgar Alfred Holloway.

The Golden Era Run promotes the ownership and use of veteran and vintage motorcycles while being keenly aware of their limited power, early forms of gears and clutches (or lack of them!), imprecise steering and modest brakes.

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This year’s event will highlight the vital contributions made by the motorcycles used by British and allied forces in a variety of roles during that long and costly conflict, but while the entry of any eligible machine will be as welcome as always, in this special year the owners of motorcycle types that saw service during the First World War will be warmly encouraged to bring them along.

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