April 24, 2016 at 3:51 pm #15793r6ymyParticipant
First time for me at the Bristol Italian AutoMotive Festival. It’s a really nice chilled event where a few streets in the centre of Bristol are used to display a whole load of Italian cars and bikes.
I rode over to Gordano services on the M5 for the mass ride in at 9:30,you were supposed to ride in and park up in groups by manufacturer, but it got a bit chaotic as we hit the traffic on the way in. I did manage to park with a few other MVs. It waas a chily start, but as we reached Bristol the sun was out and it turned into a vary pleasant day.
Ducati were by far the most prevalent bike brand present, followed by a reasonable number of Moto Guzzis, then about a dozen each of MV, Benelli, Laverda, Aprilia and just a couple of Moto Morini and Moto Parilla, and a bunch of scooters.
Of the cars it’s the older ones that interest me more, some really nice old Alfas and Lancias.
Was pleasantly surprised by Bristol as a city too, I’ve not properly explored before, some nice buildings and the St Nicholas market was interesting – lot’s of record shops, variety of places to eat, and a stall selling just loads of chilli sauces.
There was a concours competion, and then at 3pm a mass starting of engines.
My personal favourites of the day were the Ducati Elite 200 and the Alfa Giulietta Spider
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P1050105.jpg by Neville Guibarra, on FlickrApril 24, 2016 at 4:01 pm #69168RadarModerator
I have never had a proper look around Bristol either, despite my daughter attending Bath Spa University very close by. My neighbours lad did a music and arts degree in the city and reckons the live music scene there is vibrant
I am a big fan of Alfa spiders too, but I will stick with my old and leaky Lotus for now.
I did get out on my MV today too, but it was chilly and showery out which restricted my fun a bit!
Cheers for taking time out to post up the review and the pictures!April 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm #69169RadarModerator
More pictures showing now! Good work. Some tasty stuff on show, that Alfa was nice. Loving the Benelli Sei…always liked those!May 11, 2016 at 9:03 am #69170imperialdataKeymaster
Some lovely pics, thanks for posting them. Looks like a cracking event.May 12, 2016 at 10:11 pm #69171elessimoParticipant
Great photos and report; Bristol is fantastic for live music – especially Thekla, the big boat.
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