Triumph Live 2014: the best bits

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of BikeSocial. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

The sun was scorching as thousands of enthusiasts, the vast majority of whom were riding Triumphs of course, headed to the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon for Triumph Live on Saturday 12th July, and we were there to soak up the action!

Heading into the site’s entrance and you catch a glimpse of the sea of tents in the opposite field which gives you a buzz that this was going to be a very popular event event, and so it proved to be.

Being held for the first time at this venue and it seemed a natural fit. The amphitheatre surrounding of the museum, which was open and very much part of the event, provided an excellent playground for the show arena where stunt displays and then music followed. Food and drink stalls, plenty of retail and display zones, the infamous Wall of Death as well as a Moto Gymkhana area provided more than enough to keep guests entertained for hours on a beautifully warm day.

Ex-racers turned commentators and all-around nice guys Steve Parrish & Jamie Whitham were among the famous faces attending. As was TV funnyman and bike enthusiast Rufus Hound, TT star Gary Johnson with his Smiths Triumph Race Team colleague Billy McConnell as well as performers Reverend and the Makers and two-time World Superbike Champion turned rocker, James Toseland.

Here’s a selection of photographs to whet your appetite ahead of next year:

Special edition Tiger 800XCNot David Beckham's Scrambler but it was his mates'Patriotic paint schemeSteve Colley mid-air off his vanColley gives the GasGas some gasThunderbird looking FAB. Not a stock Triumph!Moto Gymkhana. No, he didn't drop this.Stunning Scrambler, just one of manyDo a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight...JCB styleJoe Black's 8 Ball PaintworksAnyone could sign one of two bikes, they'll be lacquered and displayedWe signed it!Whitham interviews McConnellBeautiful Jack Lilley Bobber, £16k thoughT100; neat, slick, cool. Agree?The White Helmets show offReverend and the Makers drew a huge crowd

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