Friday, December 15, 2023

Classic Royal Enfields on Christmas card

Burton Bike Bits Christmas card as original.
Burton Bike Bits wished you Merry Christmas in 2008.

 Merry Christmas from two fantastic Royal Enfields of the 1960s, a Constellation, left, and an Interceptor, right. These attractive motorcycles posed for Christmas greetings in 2008 on the website of Burton Bike Bits

Burton Bike Bits specializes in parts and spares for classic motorcycles, including Royal Enfield, BSA, Triumph, Norton and even Velocette, AJS Matchless and Vincent. 

The firm doesn't normally sell cheesecake but, in 2008, it was inspired to offer Christmas desktop wallpaper for your computer. For the occasion two young women were dressed as Santa's elves and stationed on or near a variety of classic motorcycles. 

"Merry Christmas from all at Burton Bike Bits! As a token of thanks to all of our loyal customers we have produced the following shots of the BBB Girls on your favourite bikes!" the Burton website announced. 

The resulting gallery of photos remains on the website and you could still choose your favorite image as your computer desktop image.

The above is the blog item the way I wrote it but, of course, it is not absolutely honest. I tried to cast as a public service alerting readers to the Burton Bike Bits Christmas greetings.

"As Royal Enfield motorcycles were included in the shoot I felt obliged to share this information with readers," I wrote. That sounded hollow and dishonest.

What actually happened is that I saw the gallery of photos on the Burton Bike Bits website and thought this photo might look better with the background removed and replaced by more RED.

Red is a very motivating color, don't you think?

So, if you look at the actual Burton Bike Bits gallery you will see the lady elves and vintage motorbikes and a small Christmas tree, posed in what looks like an office corner. I thought I could do better, that's all.

So, with apologies to Burton Bike Bits and the BBB Girls, here it is my version.

Burton Bike Bits Christmas card, as edited.
The Devil made me do it: my take on the BBB Christmas card.

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