June 7, 2023


Automotive and technology

Fifth car and motorcycleshow was a real classic!


THE fifth South Zeal Typical Auto & Bike Demonstrate took location in glorious sunshine very last Saturday.

This occasion was a charity fundraiser organised by Simon Powell at The Oxenham Arms Lodge and this calendar year saw the two the biggest variety of automobiles entered and spectators coming along.

Seventy-a single automobiles, vans and vans and 41 motorcycles turned out together with many spectators. Just one noticeable star of the display was the completely restored 1930’s Bedford ‘ride on top’ Fire Engine introduced in by Allan Balsdon from BVS Okehampton.

Particular many thanks have been expressed to Okehampton firefighter Mike Bourne for shelling out the full day in his uniform rattling a assortment bucket for Ukraine charities and David Lewis from Exeter Hearth Services for coordinating it all.

At 11am, a flypast by an aircraft took area about the clearly show with a lovely double wing wave as it handed above the showground organised by Richard Horner at Taw Environmentally friendly.

Motor vehicles ranged from the 1930s to future traditional sporting activities motorcycles.The initial prize typical automobile went to a superb Ford Model A owned by Paul Smith.

1st in the upcoming classics was a vibrant orange Mazda MX5 30th anniversary specific owned by Trevor and Denise Boyland.

Probably the most strange auto was the astonishing ‘Jagster’ — a roadgoing slingshot dragster able of accomplishing 160 miles an hour in 2nd gear with yet another 3 gears to go! This car owned by Tim Fingers gained the initial prize in the ‘sports other’ course.

There was an astonishing turnout of classic and sports motorcycles from quite a few neighborhood traditional bike entrepreneurs but also the excellent Exeter Typical Bike Club.

First prize in the vintage bikes was a Moto Morini Corsarino owned by Bob Wiffen. Joint very first was Bernard Endacotts BSA Bantam D1.

Thanks were being expressed to Sarah Marvin and her group at South Tawton Faculty for supporting this wonderful village event and the marshals who directed targeted visitors and got everyone parked and registered safely and securely — Mark and Becca, Mark Lidster, Pip Lidster, Jim Reed, Kaz Searle, Daphne Powell Mike Errington, Liz Gold-Lewis, Ursula Radford, and Nick Maunder.

These interested in coming into or sponsoring next year’s event must email Simon Powell at [email protected]


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