Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show

ELK Promotions made its traditional visit to Ashford Cattle Market in Kent, on Easter Monday (April 22).

The event is always popular with vintage and classic enthusiasts from that end of the county, where events further west often involve long and uninspiring journeys.

Local clubs and sections provided plenty of different marques and models to fill almost all the indoor show area.

The wide, mainly outdoor, spread of jumble and trade stands on the day provided numerous temptations, the show being a favoured hunting ground for parts for a project, while some wheeled away the basics to begin a new venture.

Belgian manufacturer Sarolea has resurfaced in recent years with electric bikes, but this is an example of one they made earlier.

Among the choices, there was a two-stroke single Jawa with the memorable feature of the gear lever that swung round to become the kick-start.

This restored 1956 James Comet was up for sale. Villiers 4F, 98cc with handlebar change for the two-speed gearbox.

There are few survivors of the original official UK imports and this one had been brought in more recently from Czechoslovakia.

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