THE WORLD OF COUNTRYLIFE MUSEUM DISPLAY

(And family day out!)

Written by Roy Best

It was decided last year to have a display of a few bikes to fly the flag for the club at the World of Country Life vehicle rally organized by the Westcountry Classic Car Club. Over the last couple of months much interest was shown to have a club display which brought in 7 members displaying 12 bikes which gave us an impressive line up.

On Friday The World of Country Life hit the national news headlines with the announcement that the centre had been close with an outbreak of the Ecoli bug in the children's farm petting area. Gladly this was only to be a partial closure and with frantic work by the Westcountry Car Club in contacting entrants and the local media, word got around that the rally was still on for Sunday.

Members and families had turned up in good time to sort and display our machines with James's a little lost in Exmouth who arrived in good time. As I have mentioned before this is a terrific place for every one to come and look around, also one of the best kept and cleanest place's around. The displays of country life and vintage vehicles including steam are all working with many going to shows in the area, all being restored to a top class condition.

Those displaying bikes were Des & Irene, James, Roy, Terry (new member), John, Steve, with partners and friends. Bikes displayed were, Mobylette, Raleigh Runabout, 2 cyclemasters, Tomos, Excelsior Consort, Garelli, Francis Barnett Powerbike, NSU Quickly, PowerPak, Berini and Teagle. Look forward to the 19th September 2010, one for your diary, also a big thankyou to The World of Country Life and the Westcountry Car Club.

AA display
Classic cars with high bikes
Club display
Combination of cars and traction engines, all running
Hand carts and bikes
Lawn mower display
Leyland fired engine and bikes
Margarete on the beer, again
Paratrooper bike on the shelf
R to L: Pauline, Steve, John, Margarete, Roy, James
Portable steam engine and line shaft
Street display
Theresa wants to move in
Thornycroft Charabanc
The Devon Autocyclists