SSDT Windows 2019

The ‘SSDT Windows’ are back again for 2019.

Organised by Trials Guru on behalf of the Scottish Six Days Trial committee, dealers and importers will be contributing their trials machines to be put in selected shop windows along the High Street in Fort William for the duration of this year’s event (Monday 6th – Saturday 11th May). The display which has become very much a part of the SSDT week, it stretches the full length from the West End down to Nevisport. A bumper nine machines will be on display this year.

A special tribute will be set up in the window of Marshall & Pearson, 35 High Street with a very ‘local’ connection. It is the 1959 BSA C15T that was owned new in that year by Ron Thomson, a well-known local man, but there is a story to it which is told in the official programme which goes on sale locally on Saturday 27th April.

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Ron Thomson with the only C15 BSA to finish in the 1959 SSDT. All the works bikes retired that year. Photo taken at Gorgie Market, Edinburgh. Photo Courtesy of Mrs. Helen Thomson, Fort William

The little BSA is now owned by enthusiast Steve Owen who was happy for the machine to be displayed in the town during this year’s event which marks the 60 years since it was ridden in the trial.

And to make things even more special with SSDT Windows this year, we have secured the 1969 SSDT winning machine of Bill Wilkinson, his 250cc Greeves Anglian (WWC169F) which will be on show in the front window of VisitScotland’s Fort William iCentre. Bill will be the Guest of Honour at this year’s Scottish to mark the 50 years since his historic win. Read all about it in the Official SSDT Programme.

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Bill Wilkinson (250 Greeves) on Edramucky in the 1969 SSDT – This very machine will be on display during SSDT week in Fort William.

If you are in Fort William for the SSDT, then remember to have a look at ‘SSDT Windows’ when you are there, it all adds to the atmosphere of this very special event.


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