Bultaco nostalgia

Alan Lampkin in action on a Bultaco.

Plans are pretty much finalised for Westmorland Motor Club’s 2018 Bultaco gathering at Holme Farm, Middleton near Sebergh in Cumbria and by the time you read this the event will be just a few weeks away.

It’s being held on Saturday – that’s right a Saturday – June 16, 2018 and is to be sponsored by Coniston Brewing Co, makers of some fabulous beers.

Guest of honour this year will be Alan Lampkin who can count Bultaco among the factory teams he’s ridden for. Joining him will be elder brother Arthur who took on the challenge of three wheels in the Seventies and used Bultacos to power his outfits.

Joining the Lampkins will be 1979 world trials champion Bernie Schreiber. The subject of our ‘An hour with…’ this issue, he launched onto the unsuspecting trials world and gave it a shake in the mid-70s. His riding style took the sport to new levels and heralded a new generation of rider as he took his Bultaco to world success. Eager to encourage new riders, Bernie collaborated with Len Weed to produce a book on our sport and what a book, get a copy if you can.

Bernie has hinted he’ll be bringing along memorabilia to donate to the raffle, proceeds of which will go to cancer charities. More information at westmorlandmotorclub.com or Westmorland facebook page.

Read more in the Summer issue (No.47) of CDB – out now!

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