Bonnie and I have had a long and successful career as owners and operators of XKs Unlimited, but 44 years is a long time!
We would like to announce that we have sold XKs Unlimited! It is time to move on. We have kept XKs Motorsport, the restoration division which is my first love. I will continue to be involved restoring and racing classic cars.
This move will greatly reduce the work load and stress level on both Bonnie and myself and we are excitedly looking forward to the future together……
Now for a short trip blog.. I recently went to England for ten days with my brother-in-law Steve Cohen. I have to give Steve credit for attending two big motorcycle events and being completely patient with me because he has less than zero interest in gear head stuff…
We first went to the Stafford Classic Bike Show. The largest classic motorcycle show in the world. Two days of looking at classic motorcycles, racing motorcycle, parts, bike for sale (I behaved myself and didn’t buy one) and all sorts of club displays.
Saturday night we went out with a charming couple. We should have met decades ago because we share so much in common. They publish Jaguar World, a large Jaguar magazine and Classic Motorcycle. They also enjoy riding their motorcycles all over the world. It was a fun evening of good conversation, good food, and good wine,
One thing virtually everyone we met on the trip would ask is, “How did Trump get elected???” The world is terrified of him. My standard answer when traveling and asked where I am from is “I am from California and I did not vote for Trump!”. That would immediately put people to ease.
From there we drove down to Warwick to tour a great castle. I have been taking friends and family there for 40 years. It is a classic British castle. What makes this castle rather unique is that first part of the castle was built in the 1200 and it was continuously added on to right up to the 20th century. The first time I went there in the 1970s the elderly Earl and Lady of Warwick still lived there! Now they are long gone and it has become part of the National Trust. It was better back in the 1970s when it was left as it was built. Today there are all sorts of tourist attractions, games, rides, etc to draw more tourists and make the estate pay for itself..
From there we went to the British National Motorcycle museum. A great display of virtually every British motorcycle ever built. Every time I go to England I go there. If you like motorcycles I highly recommend it.
From there we went to visit a friend of mine, Melvyn Rutter who lives near Cambridge and has one of the largest Morgan dealerships in the world. The entire operation is beautifully detailed. There is also a Morgan themed B&B. I would highly recommend staying a night there!
After four days of motorcycles and car I figured I owed it to Steve to go to London. We stayed at one of my oldest friends, Aubrey Finburgh, owner of Classic Auto. Their specialty is hand built alloy bodies and being some of the nicest and generous people you will ever meet.
So if you go to my blog you will see lots of motorcycle photos and the typical tourist spots in London. I am hoping to do some serious traveling next year and will blog from……..
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