Its been taking me twice as long after my vacation, just to catch up with stuff from my vacation. One of the vacation adventures was a short trip to the AMA Vintage Bike Days at Mid-Ohio. There was lots to see and I won't cover all of it, but this is one small, interesting corner of the show.
I don't know a lot about the Ariel Square Four other than it was a high end British motorcycle with 4 cylinders arranged vertically in a square. Two crankshaft were geared together in the center to combine the output of what is essentially a pair of vertical twins. They were built from the late 20's through the late 50's in several different incarnations.
These are "4 pipe" engines from the mid-50's and I think they are a beautiful piece of metal sculpture.
This Ariel has a full "sedan car" sidecar. Looks appropriately British to my eye.
The advantage of video is sound. Now my little camera doesn't do a great job, but I thought I couldn't pass up the opportunity to capture the sound of this rare engine.