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Sidecars On Line Issue 40
The April issue of
Sidecars on Line is available to view and download.

Oscar's Odyssey starts to take us on a spectator lap of the Isle of Man TT course.
News of the Motorcycle Action Group's work relating to problems with London's ULEZ (Ultra Low Emissions Zone), plus the potential for significant changes in motor insurance when cars in particular are "driven" by robots, i.e. autonomously rather than humans.
On the sidecar front, the initial tasks in creating a sidecar outfit that will hopefully be comprised of a Honda GL1500 Goldwing and a certain Squire sidecar.
A stop press (at the time of writing) item on the latest Easter Egg Rally held in Yorkshire, plusa brief history of this annual feature of the UK sidecar social scene.

Paul Sinclair
Paul Sinclair, the founder of the UK's Motorcycle Funerals company has sadly passed away. From an idea to offer a special kind of funeral service, initially for motorcycle enthuisiasts, the business expanded into something quite remarkable. The canny Scotsman, being an ordained minister, as well as a motorcycle enthusiast, saw an oppportunity that others may have since copied, but no one came close to what Paul's business developed into.
Motorcyclists have, and continue to be those who make their last journey on the specialist motorcycle and sidecar hearses, but the service is also popular with others who desire something different.
It is sad that the big man has moved on, but Motorcycle Funerals remains in business with its selection of sidecar hearses.

Tariffs and Taxes
Political and economic disputes seem to be a regular feature of world trade. These are having effects upon motorcycles and motorcycle parts around the globe, but notably between Europe and the USA. A situation of tit for tat changes, sometimes relating to products that have nothing to do with the powered two wheel industries, but no less influential. In a world that is clearly in a significant state of change it will be interesting to see how thisa will ultimately affect riders, dealers, and manufacturers.
Motorcycling activity has a lot of negative forces against it, so let's hope the current situation is short lived.

Chaostours - Sidecar Couple's New Venture

Kerstin and Kevin Holford, our German based friends' spent three and a half years on world trip through Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. Problems prevented carrying on into Central America, North America, and Africa, but the whole exercise still proved to be an epic, life changing experience.
On their return the pair have embarked on a business providing mobile catering based upon the culinary experiences gained whilst in many lands. The added ingredient is that the venture incorporates their love of motorcycles and sidecars.
We wish them well.

Watsonian 75 Years
OK we know that Watsonian reached a centenary in 2012, but what the heck.
The booklet produced for Watsonian Sidecars 75th anniversary is available via our
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