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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The BMWAF had its first ever stand at the Fenman's Show near King's Lynn - and won Best Club Stand in Show!!!! We had a nice new tent and display flags; we had a range of bikes from 1939 to 1990 and we had superb weather. But... and it's a big BUT...... the Show organisers made it very clear that we won the award because of the people who manned the Stand. The Judges came round individually and incognito throughout the day and they thought the way we interacted with the general public was exemplary. The judges felt we were people they could chat to and that we had here a 'club' (sorry, I didn't like to tell them that we're not a club) which they would be happy to join.
SO, job done. for too long BMW people have been thought of as cliqueish or stand-offish. We decided from the outset that we were going to be a friendly club - and it looks like this is a quality recognised and appreciated by others.
My thanks to all who volunteered their bikes and time to attend the show.

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I'm Peter Ardron, British, and if my Father had had his way I would have been reared on oil, not milk. My dad rode Speedway and was obsessed with all types of motorbikes. He made me my first motorbike almost as soon as I could ride without stabilizers. Surprisingly I only ever broke a collar bone once whilst careering around the farm on a bike (often without brakes) throughout my childhood and teens.

Father also believed you weren't a real man unless you could strip and rebuild an engine at the roadside. Even as a young kid I often had to 'earn' my spending money by diagnosing faults he'd deliberately built into engines, or by stripping carbs, re-timing ignitions etc etc.

I loved it, but my wife says it's the reason I turned out so bloody odd!

I've been addicted to Airheads since my early teens and, though I've owned and loved K's, and had one or two other makes, there's rarely been a time in the past 40 years that I've not had an Airhead in the garage.

I started 'The Airhead' ezine because I think the provision for classic BMW riders in the U.K. is awful. There are thousands on the roads but no-one seems interested in catering for them.

So on the basis that, if others won't do it for us ,we'll just have to do it it for ourselves, 'The Airhead' was born!



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