Hull RSPCA Motorcycle Show

The weather on September 8 was perfect, with not a cloud to be seen and the owners on their highly polished motorcycles rolled up in force, numbering a record 350 motorcycles on the showground, and a record number of visitors paid to come and enjoy the show too.

The show is a competition of five classes featuring British bikes, European bikes, Japanese bikes, American bikes and custom bikes and trikes. Entrants bring a tin or packet of cat or dog food with them which is gratefully received.

Christopher Lawson and the Frank Palmer Memorial Trophy for winning Best in Show with his Suzuki GS1000.

Alongside many modern machines, some of the motorcycles at the show worth a mention included a Silk Scott, a BSA Rocket Gold Star, a Benelli, a Brough Superior, an Ariel Leader, a 1970 BSA Thunderbolt, a Zundapp, several Norton Commandos, a CCM Spitfire, several Triumph-engined specials, a Laverda RGS 1000, a Yamaha RS 200, a Bridgestone 175 Hurricane from 1965/6, and, for the first time at the show, a 1978 Honda CRZ250 R motocross bike.

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