Kempton Park Classic Show

Bernie Stevens’ superb restoration of a Victoria and Steib combination

Ralph Avis’ bike was among them, his Triumph Metisse was eventually awarded top prize. Nearby was John Renwick’s Vincent-powered Bonneville Speed Trials streamliner three-wheeler. Finally, within the doors, the show on the floor level of Kempton’s main grandstand was supported by a number of clubs offering a wide variety of vintage and classic bikes.

The appearance of the Adler to Zundapp Club usually guarantees something very different and this time it was courtesy of club member Bernie Stevens. He had just completed a very unusual combination. The motive power, a 1954 350cc Victoria Bergmeister, first appeared earlier this year. The 64-degree four-stroke V-twin has shaft final drive, but to complement it, Bernie has now finished the restoration of a Steib LS200 sidecar – an eminently suitable match as both were manufactured in Nurnberg in Germany. The outfit garnered a 'Highly Commended' award.

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Outside, the huge jumble thrived as projects started, or made progress.

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