For the 21st annual event, Barton Bike Night was moved from Wednesday to Saturday. I arrived early, well before the 4.00pm start time and the town centre was filling up fast. in the few years I've been attending its got noticeably busier each year and the organisers claim that it brings £200,000 a year to the local economy. Its not hard to imagine when they were quoted as predicting between 10,000 to 15,000 people and 5000 to 7000 bikes to attend.
This year on a Puch moped, but I remember him from last year when he turned up in a sidecar
This Katana caught my eye, immaculate and business like - would have been nice to have listened to it.
This Yamaha trike looked every bit the part and attracted lots of attention
Scunthorpe Powder Coating had a stand displaying motorcycle frames and wheels in various finishes along with some novelty motorised cycles.
SPC finished both my VFR 400 and 750 wheels in gloss white (they look really smart!) and most of the 750's brackets and fork yokes in a durable satin black. Turnaround times were good and prices reasonable.
This man was good, played Hendrix while I stopped to listen. I'm assuming thats his house….
Hmmm ok then…………
This Suzuki Intruder stood out from the crowd with its multi coloured skull art work.
A nice collection of Honda RC45s - the nearest one is an ex Joey Dunlop bike.
As usual Harley-Davidsons were well represented - check those spokes.
Tom Booth-Amos won both Motostar races and left Snetterton 2nd in the championship behind City Lifting teammate, Jake Arthur.
Cameron Horsman, Motostar, currently 5th in the Motostar standard class.
Sam Burman and Edmund Best during warm up.
John Hopkins, Moto Rapido Ducati, got up to third position in the second Superbike race before dropping to 5th due to front tyre problems .
Jason O'Halloran, Honda Racing, scored two third places.
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha, second in both races. Leading from the start of the second race I thought a win was on the cards but Shane Byrne edged him out to win by 0.686 seconds.
Peter Hickman, Smiths Racing BMW, left Snetterton in 6th place of the championship.
Am I the only one who finds Big Ed slightly scary?
Tom Neave and Dan Stamper at the start of the Superstock 600 race. Neave went on to win, Stamper finishing 3rd.