It's been as busy weekend so far!
On Friday my son Lukas and I visited the CCM factory in Bolton, Lancashire, stayed overnight at an inn in the Peak District alongside the Ladybower reservoir (famous for on location shooting of The Dam Busters movie), and yesterday we headed to Hinckley for a tour of the Triumph factory.
We've had a fabulous two days.
The Triumph factory is colossal, as you would imagine, and it was fascinating being shown around, but it really is a soulless cloning environment...they could just as well have been making dishwashers or fridge freezers.
But, so that I don't dampen your spirits too much (!), here are some pictures of the R&D and custom Bobbers that are in the museum section of the factory. The quality of the photos is not brilliant as they have some very colourful lighting in there, but I've also taken shots of the plaques that describe each bike. I hope they're legible and you find them interesting.
We did also get to have a very close look at around 15 of the new Rocket III's that were in the press area of the factory itself, but we were not permitted to take any photographs...sorry!
I must admit though, that I'm even less of a fan of them now than I was before. They look like a life size injection moulded plastic toy, and they've sucked out all of the character of the original...
I've reached the maximum file limit, so will have to post the remainder of the photos separately.