I should update the latest way of the bottle, since Morgan gave it to me.
On the way for the International BSA Rally at Valldal/Norway, i gave it a lift in my pic-up truck. But in good company with Mr. Tom Banks from the USA and my beloved BSA A1o "Dark Star".
The tour leads us from Gothenburg over a hot rod meeting to Norway. More than 850 km on great scenic roads,over worldfamous Trollstigen to Valldal.
Our mission was, to find somebody to drive the Guinness Bottle around and of course to tell the story about it. So we did, and at a International Rally of britbikes we should find somebody. First one of the chosen was Aad Otte from the Netherlands. I remember him and his family since the international rally at Waterland/NL 2000, and many years ago our daughters played together at the Swedish Rally/Mölle.
So it was up to him, to drive the bottleon his DB34 Gold Star from the camp over a fjord to Geiranger and further up to the top of the Dalsnibba mountain, 1500 meters above sealevel.Thanks, Aad, well done.
And we found another man with britbike history; the president of the Norwegian BSA Owners Club, Ronny Eriksen. His job was to bring back the fragile freight on partly rough roads on his B50 to the camp. Dont worry, he made it without trouble.
safe and sound at the rally site.Good job, thanks Ronny.
The next day, another trip at the rally. Time for the line up, down the Trollstigen it was Barry Porter from sunny California, who rode it.
Next to him is the man who brought it back to the camp. Geir Jacobsen from Norway. A man who raced Gary Nixon at Daytona! Interesting story, maybe Tom can tell us more about it, cause he talked to him. And Tom will also have more pics, when he got the bottle.
So much about the time at the rally. We had to leave a bit early and had to take another road as we planned. A fire in a tunnel and blocked road ended in 16 hours ride. We had to change direction and headed for a ferrycrossing to Danmark. So we couldnt bring back the bottle to Morgan. But i guess he trust me that i take good care of it. So i still have it, now here at home near Hamburg/Germany. And i will go on, and find somebody to ride it. Have already a few in mind...
So, dont worry, everything is under control.
In a few weeks there will be a Oldtimer race in Hamburg, and some friends from the Classic Britbike Club have a stall. Will report after the race, with pics of course.
Thats it for now.