Hesketh Owners Club members recently converged on Easton Neston, family seat of the Lord who conceived the bikes as patriotically-produced all-British V-twins. The reunion featured the oldest and newest of the breed.
EASTON NESTON has a special place in the hearts of Hesketh fans, but the last time the owners club met there was when Lord Hesketh sold his country pile in 2005. So a reunion was well overdue. The stately home is currently owned by Russian-born fashion entrepreneur Leon Max, who was positively enthusiastic when a motorcycle get-together was suggested.
Ten riders and 11 bikes made the trip (organiser Dave Sharp brought two), though in true Hesketh fashion there were a few reliability issues – two bikes had to be trailered because of oil pressure problems, and one only just made it after the oil light came on.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: PAUL HOWARD