The Furness area has long been home to many motorcycle enthusiasts and The Mail was there for when a new show was staged at Ulverston's Coronation Hall.

The Blackburn-based Reapers Motorcycle Club organised their first show in the area 1991, in what was described as a 'gleaming display of nostalgia.'

Around 60 machines were on display were on display around the North West, thanks to the club's president, Phil Lane, hailing from Ulverston.

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Displays included classics such as BSA, Norton, Triumph and Harley Davidson, the last of which had a noteworthy fan in Mayor of Ulverston Bill Davies.

After getting to grips with one of the classic Harleys, Mr Davies recalled his biking days from the 1930s.

He said: "I used to have a Royal Enfield 350cc. I paid five pounds for it in those days, it was a jolly good bike as well."

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He also recalled a tale when the police came after him for his bike having no exhaust and he managed to give them the slip.

The show as a whole was well-attended and it included a rock concert in the evening that was in the aid of charity.

In 1992, the Reapers MC were intending on making this a yearly event and they put on another show that included thousands of pounds worth of vintage, veteran, classic and modern motorcycles.

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A Harley Davidson 1945 combination outfit was one of the most popular machines on display, while an ex-TT racer was shown by Eddie Crooks Motor Cycles.

Further money was raised for charity after the 1993 show, with proceeds going to the Croft Centre, Barrow.

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