Offham Steam Rally

Published: 09:06AM Oct 30th, 2013
By: Alan Turner
Every year, the Offham Steam Rally simply happens. The Sunday before the end of British Summer Time this Kentish village, not far from the trunk road network, fills with an enormous variety of transport, although nowadays the steam element is a minority...
Offham Steam Rally

1915 682cc Indian Little Twin

There is no organisation, no officialdom, but the village green vanishes beneath lines of vintage and classic cars, with a border path providing useful hard-standing for bikes. Refreshments and a barbecue are courtesy of the adjacent pub.

The event is usually supported by local motorcycle clubs, but this year, early heavy rain persuaded many riders to postpone arrival until later, when the weather had relented. With no prizes, there was no pressure and it was an opportunity simply to look around, meet (or make) friends and see what everyone else had ridden.

The oldest bike was Nick Pearce's 1915 682cc Indian Little Twin. It had spent many years dismantled in a Portsmouth garage before Nick bought it at auction last year. The bike has been superbly restored and now only requires some fine tuning to the engine. Brian Hill's 1937 HRD Series A twin was another that had spent years dismantled before recent restoration made a dream come true for its owner.   

Responses to “Offham Steam Rally”

Current Issue: Apr 2015

Issue Apr 2015

 Trophy Winner: Unit Triumph TR6
 Easy alliance: Magni BMW R100S
 25 Memorable British Bikes:  FREE 32-page supplement
 Wrongly maligned? Making a case for AMC's Lightweights
 Veteran Motosacoche; 'Mouth to mouth' resuscitation run;
 Indians for every budget; Nick Jeffries interview; Bristol Show report

 

PLUS:

Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale: April 2, 2015

Issue 42-04

Issue 42-04
Apr 2015

Where legends come to life

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now facebook Sample on-line

Other News

Cavalcade sessions coming to Stafford April

Cavalcade sessions coming to Stafford April

Following a successful launch at last October's motorcycle event, Staffordshire County Showground's main ring is set once again to host ...

Read More »

Stafford Motorcycle Show To Host Brand New Restoration Theatre

Stafford Motorcycle Show To Host Brand New Restoration Theatre

There's a new live element in store for visitors heading to the world’s largest classic bike show next month with ...

Read More »

View all...

Advertisements

Related magazines:

The Classic MotorCycle MSL Magazine Twist & Go magazine

 

Use our handy tool to find your nearest stockist!
Find your nearest Stockist

Advertising Deadline:

May issue - Mar 13, 2015

May issue - Apr 10, 2015

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

April 2, 2015