SOME OF THE WEMOTO GUYS HEADED DOWN TO NETLEY MARSH AUTOJUMBLE THIS WEEKEND
HERE'S HOW THEY GOT ON...
The Wemoto team arrived at this year's Netley Marsh Autojumble with a van full of parts and our show bike on Thursday evening, set up the stall and retired to the campsite for a well earned nosh up and early night.
Although it rained at night, (loudly enough for me to have to wear earplugs!) the weather for the whole three days was pretty good, a couple of short showers but not enough to dampen the spirits of the army of old bike fans and bargain hunters.
As usual, lots of business happened on the Friday, our stand selling at least half the stock before the weekend really got into full swing. John fell in love with a French Monet-Guyon 125, I chatted to the vendor in schoolboy French and discovered it was only 750 euros - John decided not to buy it, and then spent the next two days regretting it, and looking up pics on google and boring everybody to death about it...
There was the regular mix of beautiful cafe racers and heaps of junk, and everything in between - there really is something to catch the eye of everyone who is interested in older bikes and bits.
Pavel wanted a really nice Tiger Cub trials bike, and I wanted a Yamaha YG1 that I found - I actually bought it, and after a bit of TLC it will get ridden to work... reading the contemporary adverts when I got home, I learned that it has "Jet-like acceleration"! Not bad for 73cc!
We met lots of nice people and had many chats with knowledgeable bike nerds who share our obsession - and our custom moped drew the crowds of onlookers, the most common comment being "what is it?" after a long smile.. although some Austrian gentlemen could even tell me the part number of the special cylinder on it! Oh, and now I can pronounce "Puch" with an authentic air.
The many foreign languages on show revealed the jumble's international appeal, with plenty of folk fitting in a visit to the Beaulieu show too, making it a worthwhile trip over the long weekend.
Saturday seemed to slow down as it went on, and with no stock left, we packed up after a good weekend out, and bombed back to our base in Shoreham.
Now I need more rust treatment fluid and a bigger garage!
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