Next in line of the museums I visited following my attendance at the annual Schloss Dyck ‘Das Klassiker und Motorfestival’, was Godin’s Sporting Cars and Bikes. This was something totally of the beaten track and arranged by my trip host (and FMM consultant) Chris Routledge. Chris and Anthony Godin have been close friends since the invention of the motorcycle and being a biker myself, Chris thought it would be great for me to see Anthony’s stock, which can be viewed by the public by appointment only. Anthony’s workshops are situated in Mereworth, Kent, which is a 60 km drive from London but well worth it if you like classic bikes. Anthony also looks after a few celebs’ motorcycles, one of whom is an ex-Formula 1 world champion… The collection is made up of stock that is for sale or in for service, and what a collection it is. At the time of my visit there where Indians, Harleys, Ducatis, BMW and Vincents including an HRD, but it was a Brough Superior racer that caught my eye. Not sure if it was a period racer, this sculpture of a motorcycle was just so exquisite and I was even allowed to mount this beauty. Alas, no joy rides are permitted. As with all the other museum visits I made, it was a morning well spent. WH

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