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1966 Earl's Court Bike Show

Nearly half a century ago, everything was extremely groovy at the annual International Cycle and Motorcycle Show. Reader David Wayte shares his photographic archive from the event...

If you happen to have a time machine handy and nip back to 1966, don’t miss the ‘Daily Express Fashion Theatre’, the ‘high-performance Royal Enfield Continental GT with Speedflow fairing’, the ‘ultra-fast BSA Spitfire and the Victor Scrambler which Arthur Lampkin rode in the Moto-Cross des Nations, or the ‘packed Bultaco and Metisse display by the Rickman brothers.’

For those of us who don’t have an interdimensional wormhole available, here are some blurry memories of teenage days, dreaming about buying a big bike…

1966 Earl's Court Bike Show

1966 Earl's Court Bike Show
Dave on a Yamaha twin
1966 Earl's Court Bike Show
Yamaha 250 racer
1966 Earl's Court Bike Show
Greeves Silverstone 250
1966 Earl's Court Bike Show
Greeveses(?) on ...


1966 Earl's Court Bike Show
Triton on Dave Degens' stand
1966 Earl's Court Bike Show

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