VMCC Somerset Section launches Veteran Only Run

Starting from the Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford, the inaugural Veteran Only Run, a new venture for the Somerset Section of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club, took place in glorious weather on Sunday, August 13.

Great oaks from little acorns grow… these are some of the machines that took part in the inaugural Veteran Only Run in Somerset.

Although a modest eight entrants arrived for this specialist event over a flattish 46-mile route, broken by a coffee stop at the Kelways Garden Centre at Langport, now that the run has been established, the section will be repeating it next year and looks forward to a much bigger entry when the word gets around.

There was just one minor breakdown before everyone arrived back at the start for
the prize giving, when the award for the best machine overall went to Sue Harris with her delightful 1914 V-twin Royal Enfield, and the 1914 V-twin Bradbury ridden by Duncan Fish took the award for the most original machine.

The three-wheeler award was not required on this occasion, but hopefully someone will receive it next year.

We are grateful to Rod Hann for this report.

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