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In Pictures: Motorcycles muster at the Grampian Transport Museum


By David Porter

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Motoring was the order of the day on Sunday in Aberdeenshire as motorcyclists headed to the Grampian Transport Museum at Alford for the motorcycle muster.

Curator Mike Ward said: "We had a good atmosphere, thoughout the day and there were loads of favourable comments and best wishes for our efforts to return the Grampian Motorcycle Convention in 2022.

"Almost every conversation defaulted to "When can you bring the Convention back and it is clear that a very powerful brand still exists out there.

"Abderdeenshire needs an event that unites all aspects of motorcycling covering everything from the new electric machines to road safety needs to be showcased.

"So we hope we can move forwards and relaunch a new developed version of the Convention in 2022."

The event drew both individuals and groups out to Alford, while car owners were off en-mass to Castle Fraser.

The Honda Blackbird owners who were headed out to pay tribute to a local owner who passed away during lockdown.
The Honda Blackbird owners who were headed out to pay tribute to a local owner who passed away during lockdown.

Amongst them was Grant Webb and fellow owners of the rare Honda Blackbird which was at one point the fastest production bike in the world and only produced in limited numbers.

A resident of Fyvie 'Rush' Quinlan, used to organize an annual Scottish gathering of Blackbirds called The McBash but sadly died during lockdown, so colleagues were unable to attend his funeral. The group met up at the GTM Motorcycle Muster prior to heading over to Fyvie on a memorial run for Rush.

The Granite and Ythan Scooter Club machines.
The Granite and Ythan Scooter Club machines.

There was a great gathering of scooters running under the banner of the rag tag fugitive fleet comprised of members of the Granite City Scooter Club and the Ythan Scooter Club while travelling from further afield was Denis Mallet on a Honda CB500X and Graham Furr with his BMW R1200GS visiting the Muster from Norfolk as part of a tour of Scotland.

Norfolk visitors Denis Mallet on a Honda CB500X and Graham Furr with his BMW R1200GS.
Norfolk visitors Denis Mallet on a Honda CB500X and Graham Furr with his BMW R1200GS.

In all upwards of 200 bikes in total attend and for further information on the museum visit www.gtm.org


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