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Motorbikes galore

1968 Norton P11 650cc belonging to Frank Johnson of Lerwick.

MOTORCYCLE fans look set to get their kicks at this year’s Shetland Classic Motor Show.

Over 140 motorbikes will go on display at the biannual event, which is being held at Lerwick’s Clickimin Leisure Complex on 4 and 5 June.

The bikes will cover around 100 years of motoring history, with exhibits ranging from a 1914 Douglas to a 2010 Triumph Bonneville.

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The show will feature 40 new motorcycle exhibits from countries such as Denmark and Norway, as well as the UK.

A host of bikes based in Shetland will also go on display, such as a 1938 Speed Twin originally owned by Bobby Mowat from Sullom and a 1939 Rudge Special which was brought to the isles a number of decades ago.

Exhibits visiting the show for the first time include a 1916 Triumph Junior from Carnoustie and a 1936 Sarolea from Falkirk.

Three Nimbus Model Cs – two of which have sidecars – will travel over from Denmark to join up with Shetland’s resident model in Ollaberry.

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A number of model cars will also go on display at the show.

Robert Bell will bring with him over 100 old Dinky toys still in their original boxes, while there will also be model boats, farm vehicles and wooden buses.

Iain Maclver will head up from Orkney for the first time to reveal his array of model houses and buildings.

Bryan Georgeson will showcase his collection of trucks and heavy plant, with Joe and Jen Davies from Bristol displaying a range of old petrol cans.

The 17th Shetland Classic Motor Show is expected to be the largest to date.

A charity concert will also be held on the evening of 4 June at Mareel in Lerwick to give car enthusiasts a chance to let off some steam.

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