made the annual pilgramage to the post-xmas show / auto-jumble / gathering of the tribes at newark today, oh dear, attendances well down on last year, i reckon around half the exhibitor's / trade stand's, all the bikes that sparked any interest in my old bones were two-strokes, from the beatles themed vespa px200, absoluteley brilliant air-brushed art work, right down to the shea-stadium concert ticket on the inside of the legshield, the horatio nelson themed, 'victory' lambretta, [couln't get any pics due to the crap lighting i'm afraid, but a great bike nevertheless], the bimota vee-duo 500, the closest thing to a road going 'stroker gp bike for the road, ok, the pipes aren't original, [should be stacked, sitting on the o/s of the bike] but, the underseat items are much neater, exposing the swing-arm and carbon-fibre seat unit, lush, the cobra lammy street racers, [the number 13 bike particularly, dropped headset, drilled out kick-start lever and stinger pipe, oh my] the widowmaker h2 kwak, bloodyfuckinghell, memories of davique motique, turn up on a 250 'learner' yam rd and take a fucking 750 lethal two-stroke, wank braked death machine out on a test ride? no wonder the government legislated us out off existance, then, well, i've posted pics of this bike before, rg suzuki, check it out, barry sheene raced one of these, enough said? well, almost, here's a note to the people who run the show's, don't charge the vendor's to stand at your show's, without the stall's, the stand's and the vendor's you really haven't got a show, i wanted to buy a load of stainless fasterners for my bikes today, i was pissed off as my usual contact wasn't attending, so, i rang him at home and placed my order because you charge too much to stand at your show, duh? go figure, let's cut out the middle man, we don't need your show, without the vendor's and us, the show goer's who come to the show's to buy stuff? charge the punters to get in, let the vendors have their pitch for nowt, everybody's happy there you go, ain't rocket science is it you greedy fucker's.....?