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The July 2015 Greetham Gathering

The July 2015 Greetham Gathering

The 3rd Greetham Gathering of 2015 took place on Thursday 16th July, at the Greetham Community Centre in Rutland.

The event started slowly but was well attended with over 65 classic cars and 30 classic motorcycles. This when added to the supporters who also attended meant that around 200 vehicles turned up – a great indication of the interest and support that exists over this growing event. Amongst the many cars on show were, the literally just-restored (finished hours earlier that day - by Colin Easson Motors of Cottesmore) Austin Mini, a beautiful Lanchester, a Citroen DS, a Bentley, Daimler, Ferrari, Maserati, several Lotuses, MGs Triumph TRs and some classic “everyday” cars like an Austin Maxi, Ford Fiestas, Morris Minors, Rileys, Wolesleys and VWs.

In the motorcycle park, there were some interesting machines, including a Rudge 500cc Sports Special, a Honda CB750-4 and other Honda 4s, an Ariel single and an Ariel twin, a Kawasaki 750 triple (2 stroke) and a Kawasaki 1000cc six cylinder, a Velocette Venom, a motorised pushbike, a Norton Dominator, a modified BSA Bantam with a tank mounted gear change and a Honda C90 Cub. The Honda Cub is still the world’s most produced motorcycle and was the death nail in the British motorcycle industry – offering a cheap, reliable and efficient means of transport. It’s not the most exciting motorcycle – but its success must be admired. In all there were over 60 motorcycles of all ages present.

The next Gathering is on August 20th so please make a note in your diary – and bring a friend. With MG celebrating a big anniversary this year, it would be nice to see as many MGs turn up as possible. Over to you MG owners! See www.greethamgathering.co.uk for more details of the Gatherings, or just turn up at Greetham Community Centre, Great Lane, Greetham LE15 7NG from about 5:00pm onwards. Parking, hot food, cakes, teas, drinks, and bar. £1 per vehicle to enter. All entry and raffle profits from the Gatherings goes to the local Air Ambulance.