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September 14, 2018

CB750 50th Anniversary Celebration Open Day

Saturday 29th September 2018 Over 50 entries are now expected for the contest element of our 50th Anniversary celebration day for the iconic Honda CB750.

Vic World from the USA and John Wyatt from the UK ,the world’s leading experts on CB750, will be in attendance to answer questions and join our judging panel.

The day will celebrate all SOHC CB750 models and eight categories have been created for trophy awards sponsored by; Bonhams Auctions; Hagerty Classic Bike Insurance; Dream Machine Paintwork and the VJMC. Entries close 31st August. Further details and entry form available at: www.davidsilverhondacollection.co.uk

Further new models added to the Collection!

We have recently received a very kind donation of a rare original UK 1985 VF1000F2 Bol d’Or, by  David & Pauline Hubbard of Hertfordshire. This is in addition to the recently donated 1983 VT250F by Mr. A Burns of Essex.

We have also been shopping again, and acquired the following additional models for the collection: 1986 H100S2; 1982 CBX550F2; 1982 XL250R; 1979 XR250 and a 1976 PC50 as previously owned and restored by TV presenter James May.  

These new additions now take our collection to over 190 pre 1992 Honda models!

We remain interested in sourcing original UK examples of: RC30, NS400R, GL1500 and ST1100.

Event Timetable

08:00 – 10:00 - Set-up

09:00 – 10:00 - Competition CB750’s arrive (Lined up on display with Entry number)

10:00 – 16:00 - Event open

10:00 – 15:00 - Museum open (FREE entry to all)

10:00 – 12:00 - Opportunity to meet and discuss CB750s with Judging Panel

10:00 – 15:30 - Catering available

12:00 – 14:00 - Judging

14:00 – 15:00 - Awards Presentation and photography

16:00 - Close.

Judging Panel

  1. Vic World – Renowned CB750 world expert from the USA
  2. John Wyatt – Renowned CB750 world expert from the UK
  3. Roger Etcell – Past Head of Honda UK Motorcycles (1970s/80s)
  4. David Silver – Owner/Proprietor of David Silver Spares and Museum.

Museum expansion

In addition to the recently opened Honda Reading Room, work is almost complete on a further extension to be known as the Honda Off-Road Paddock where a collection of MR, CR, XR, TL & ATC models will be on permanent display.

2019 Calendar

Photography has recently taken place for the production of our first retail calendar. Available from late September, the 12 picture 2019 calendar will highlight a selection of models from our collection. Copies will soon be available to order online at www.davidsilverspares.co.uk

Flying Dragon

We previously mentioned that we had acquired from the USA a NOS Flying Dragon bodywork set. Created by Honda R&D in the early 1970s, the fuel-tank and side panel set paintwork was inspired by the USA psychedelic and tie-dying trends of the time as well as artists such as Andy Warhol! We acquired the rarest of the 4 colour sets in gold metal-flake base with purple swirls, which is now displayed on our 1972 CL350. This became known as the Honda Flying-Dragon.

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