Tuesday 30 July 2013

Museum Pieces

The motor museum at Château Savigny-les-Beaune is simply huge. The collection includes cars, motorcycles, bicycles, fire engines, aeroplanes, and thousands of beautifully detailed scale models.

Outside the Chateau
Fiat Abarth
Abarth racing cars

Norman and cases of model motorcycles
Terry & Stuart
As well as fully restored vehicles and planes, there are also shedloads of rusty relics awaiting restoration. There are so many exhibits, in fact, that by the end we were barely glancing at things. I reckon that you could spend a whole day just looking at the models alone.

Awaiting restoration
French Mirage fighter
Stuart and assorted flight-simulators
Gareth & Terry check out another simulator
Fuel drop-pods

Jet fighters
It looks like one of those things where someone's mad hobby has gotten so out of control that the only option is to throw it open to the public.

One of the long rooms
The Vincent Room
The Norton Room
Hercules Wankel 2000
Relaxing in the Chateau's grounds

Monday 29 July 2013

Biker's Classic, Belgium 2013


Some more photos from Spa

Biker's Classic Races

On arrival at the circuit we managed to miss the signs for the official parking area and ended up on the pavement outside the entrance along with dozens of others. This meant that we didn't get lost trying to locate our bikes on the way out and, more importantly, it was free.

Although there were a few organised club stands dotted around, and a small area for selling spares and the like, this was all about the racing.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, you are given almost unlimited access to the pit area. On this track there are two pit areas,  so loads of access to the race bikes. It is, however, rather loud and there are signs everywhere advising you to put some earplugs in if you value your hearing. Quite a sensible idea, really.

Here are a few photos to whet your appetite, and I've posted the remainder on Flickr.