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Mon, 16 Apr 2018

A wet ride through automotive history

Despite a (very) wet start to the Club Kawasaki ride out yesterday, nothing would dampen the spirits of those who attended as we made our way to the Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford for the Biker’s Breakfast Ride In.

With everything from behemoth ZZR1400’s to the humble Ninja 650, there were plenty of machines from Kawasaki’s excellent repertoire ridden to the museum, before stopping for an excellent breakfast and heading to the showroom to drool over some of the most iconic cars ever made.

A petrol-head’s heaven

Now, we’re well aware that four wheeled machines often don’t move the soul in the same way as two however, there are always exceptions. And, with the UK’s largest collection of stunning cars, those in attendance all marvelled at the exquisite engineering and craftsmanship that went into each of the iconic motors on display.

Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet

 

From the perfection of Ferrari’s 250 GT Cabriolet, to Jaguar’s stunning E Type and Ford’s GT40 masterpiece, the machines that influenced and inspired so many, sat proudly alongside iconic engineering precision such as Mark Weber’s 2010 Red Bull RB6 and Michael Schumacher’s 1994 Ferrari Formula 1 cars.

Love for bikes shines through

It’s not all about the cars though, with an upstairs area that’s dedicated to motorcycles, the museum also boasts an impressive collection of iconic bikes too, with the centrepiece being the impressive Forshaw Speedway collection. Celebrating one of the UK’s longest-loved forms of motorcycle motorsport, the collection pays homage to the glory days where the 500cc machines with no brakes were regularly celebrated by the masses.

Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet

 

Despite the rotten weather in the morning, it was a fantastic day all-round, and if you’re into your cars or motorcycles, the Haynes International Motor Museum is a true petrol-head’s dream that’s well worth a visit.

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