OK, as regular blog followers will know, for various reasons I have had to swap this year’s ride schedule around a bit, but the urge to get out there is as strong as ever, so where?
Well, the last big one was ‘The Italian Job’, so lets keep on with a movie theme, but go back another five years to 1964 and what a year that was; it saw …
Cassius Clay, later Muhammad Ali become World Heavyweight Champion.
The first Ford Mustang made.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
The UK Interest Rate is raised to 7%; honestly it was worth saving pocket-money!
The Great Train Robbers get 30 years each.
Sidney Poitier becomes the first black actor to win the “best actor” Oscar.
The first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, goes on air. Exciting!!!
BBC 2 starts broadcasting, yawn!
Buffalo Wings ( deep-fried chicken wings coated with hot sauce ) are made for the first time, at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. Yummy!
Oh, and the third film about a fictional British secret agent, staring an ex-milkman from Edinburgh, is made: Schplendid!
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…
: “Auric Goldfinger? Sounds like a French nail varnish.”
So what do you say we ride on out to follow part of Bond’s route to Switzerland and find some of the locations?
Good, thought you’d like it…ferry is booked for 20th June!!!
Into the great wide open; get yer leathers on!