Perthshire Perambulations

Peter Remington and the enthusiastic team from Westmorland Motor Club are pleased to announce that everything is in order for the 2019 Bob MacGregor Memorial Road Run, which will take place on Tuesday, April 30.

This year’s event will be dedicated to the memory of Westmorland Motor Club stalwart, John Holmes (pictured), who sadly passed away last year.

The late John Holmes with one of his JH Specials, this one fitted with a Tiger Cub powerplant.

John was especially well known for his unique, superbly engineered and completely home-brewed ‘special’ trials bikes which many people in the classic ‘feet-up’ scene will be familiar with. What is perhaps less well known is that John was a most accomplished trials rider who, during a long and enjoyable career, achieved more than most.

His genuine modesty meant that few people realise that he won several Scott Spoons (no mean feat) and also had an incredible result at the extremely wet and demanding 1965 ISDT held on the Isle of Man.

Not only was he one of the very few British finishers (and a privateer) but he took home to Cumberland a bronze medal.

Read more in the January 2019 issue of OBM – on sale now!

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