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The World of Country Life Museum at Exmouth
NACC Devon Section Bike Display

Sunday 20 September 2009

Report and photos by Roy Best

It was decided last year to have a display of a few bikes to fly the flag for the club at the World of Country Life vehicle rally organized by the West Country Classic Car Club.  Over the last couple of months much interest was shown to have a club display which brought in seven members displaying twelve bikes which gave us an impressive line up.

On Friday The World of Country Life hit the national news headlines with the announcement that the centre had been closed because of an outbreak of the Ecoli bug in the children's farm petting area.  Gladly this was only to be a partial closure and with some frantic work by the West Country Car Club in contacting entrants and the local media, word got around that the rally was still on for Sunday.

Members and families had turned up in good time to sort and display our machines with James a little lost in Exmouth but still arriving in good time.  As I have mentioned before, this is a terrific place for every one to come and look around, also one of the best kept and cleanest places around.  The displays of country life and vintage vehicles, including steam, are all working with many going to shows in the area, all being restored to a top class condition.  Those displaying bikes were Des & Irene, James, Roy, Terry (new member), John, Steve, with partners and friends.  Bikes displayed were, Mobylette, Raleigh Runabout, two Cyclemasters, Tomos, Excelsior Consort, Garelli, Francis Barnett Powerbike, NSU Quickly, Power Pak, Berini and Teagle.  We're looking forward to the 19th September 2010, one for your diary, also a big thank you to the World of Country Life and the West Country Car Club.

The Club's display Inside the museum A pub in the museum's street scene Garage display AA patrol and phone box Austin car Caravan Traction engine Harvesting machinery More farm machinery Handcarts Portable steam engine and line shaft Vintage cars Thornycroft charabanc Motor cycle combination and more cars Leyland fire engine Cars in front of the Showman's engines Motor cycle combination and more cars Lawnmower display

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