Mom always has had a fascination with all forms of transport. Her father's enthusiasm instigated it. He was employed in motor transport in its early years, in the 1920's. He built more than one motorcycle,
and fitted a side-car for my Gran, Gladys....
He also built his own car,
and then replicated it, about 12 years later, for his young son ! (Who, incidentaly, also worked in transport all his working life.)
The Lanchester that he bought in the early '20's ....
.....took the family all over the country on holidays. Many times all the way from home in Sheffield to Devon to stay with Gladys's parents.....on this occasion, in 1928 or 29, with my Mom ....just a little girl of 2 or 3.
So I'm certain that last weekend he looked down on this scene with pride. His little girl, at 83, sitting comfortably on a Harley.
Isn't she the best Harley Momma?!