Silver Streak dazzles at Shiny Bike Night

Report and pictures: Brian Crichton

The AJS Silver Streak single of the 1930s is the natural star turn for an event that glories under the title Shiny Bike Night.

Eighty years ago the Silver Streak came from the factory with chrome everything – fuel tank, tool boxes, chain guards, pump, mudguards, exhaust, wheels rims… you name it.

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So it was no surprise that, when Roy Springate rode up on his shining steed, he should ride off with the Best in Show award at Shiny Bike Night at The Plough, Cadsden, Buckinghamshire, on Wednesday, June 19.

The BMW custom built by Nolan Hemmings – with R65 tank, twin Brembo disc brakes and Hagon shocks – won Best Modern.
Harley-Davidson owner Nick Blackledge (left) discusses 1973 short wheelbase 600 BMW R60/5 beauty with owner, Ian Kerr.

On Shiny Bike Night, no cars are allowed in the pub car park or at the front of the pub, which enjoys a secluded tree-shaded spot near Princes Risborough.

At some previous Shinies the car park has been so full of bikes you could barely move.

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