I managed to get up to the second day of the Phoenix Park Motor Races this year – great to see the event being run again. I didn’t have the car with me this time, but I did have the camera! I saw these two guys sitting down having a chat just after the historic racing bike demonstration. No doubt they were discussing all things to do with racing and bikes. The part that really caught my eye was the modified caravan – also used as a bike transporter! Brilliant. That is without a doubt, the most novel use of a caravan I’ve ever seen!
I saw these three Vespas parked outside O’Shea’s pub in Sneem back in June. A pink pub & Vespas – my imagination, strange thing that it is, started running riot. I could just imagine, three bikers on a road trip, drinking beer, chasing women, scaring old ladies and generally causing trouble.
There was a Vespa convention on in Killarney that weekend and thousands of crazy Vespa-owners had ridden from all over Europe to be there – some even flew their Vespas over from further afield. A dedicated and funny bunch.
A biker riding through Adare.
One final shot from Athea.
The view down the hill into Athea during the 125cc race (I think).
The speed in Athea at the weekend was absolutely incredible. I was at the races before, but only saw one low speed corner. Standing at the top of the hill by the paddock the speed these guys were travelling at was nothing short of absolutely mental considering they didn’t have a car around them.
Paul’s Cagiva Mito and it’s puppy.