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Stafford show to celebrate Sheene and Suzuki

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016

Stafford show to celebrate Sheene and Suzuki

VISITORS to the upcoming Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show – October 15-16 – will have the opportunity to get up close to the two RG500s which Barry Sheene powered to world championship success in 1976 and 1977. The iconic red, black and yellow liveried machines have been shipped from the Sheene family home in Australia, and will be displayed as part of the new Suzuki Village attraction at the bumper annual event. Tim Davies of Suzuki GB said: “We couldn’t miss the opportunity to share these rare championship-winning bikes with the Stafford show crowd, especially as 2016 marks 40 years since the British racing legend’s first title win.” It’s also been confirmed that three-time BSB champion and Suzuki stalwart John Reynolds will be in attendance on Sunday. He’ll be making appearances and chatting with visitors in the marquee which will also house the Suzuki Owners Club, The Kettle Club, Air-Cooled Suzuki, Team Classic Suzuki and the GT/X7 enthusiast group. Trade will feature as well, with Robinsons Foundry selling parts and clothing, and Crooks Suzuki and Redcar Motorcycles on hand to help showgoers with any Suzuki-based classic enquiries. Detailing the rest of the line-up, Tim said: “The GSX-R750 and TL1000S road bikes which we refurbished will also be on display, while Team Classic Suzuki will be showcasing a number of other race bikes such as the XR69 ridden at the Classic TT by Michael Dunlop, an RG500 Mk10 and a pair of RGV500s, one ridden by Kevin Schwantz in Pepsi colours and the other a Movistar machine campaigned by Kenny Roberts Junior.” The Suzuki Village sits among two jam-packed days at the annual Stafford event which this year includes four of the stars from the classic cult motorcycle documentary On Any Sunday as guests of honour. There are once again hundreds of trade and autojumble stands sprawled throughout the venue, there’s live action in the Classic Racer GP Paddock, Classic Dirt Bike Experience and Cavalcade, several pristine machines will go under the hammer in the Bonhams auction and there’s expert advice on offer in the Restoration Theatre. Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray said: “Suzuki has pulled off something special getting the two famous Sheene racing bikes over to the UK, and they will take their rightful place among a packed line-up at the biggest and best modern-classic motorcycle event in the world.” The Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show takes...

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Bidders aiming to land a Meteor at Netley auction

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016

Bidders aiming to land a Meteor at Netley auction

A rare 1939 Vincent HRD Meteor – estimated at more than £50,000 – is one of the star motorcycles set for the Charterhouse Auction at our upcoming Carole Nash Eurojumble. The fascinating example has undergone a complete restoration with additions such as TT racing handlebars, a TT petrol tank and TT mudguards; some of these finishing touches being completed by none other than Sammy Miller. Charterhouse’s head of motorcycling Matthew Whitney said: “This was one of the final Series A Meteors built as Vincent ceased production of the model on the outbreak of the Second World War. “It was a very quick machine in its day, capable of nearly 90 miles-per-hour – almost twice as fast as the average family saloon.” During its 77 years, this machine appears to have had just a few owners, one of which was English engineer and inventor Alex Moulton who bought it in 1947. He used the Vincent as a test bed for his prototype rubber to metal rear suspension system which was tested in Motor Cycle magazine in November that year. The sale of classic and vintage motorcycles takes place on Friday, September 2, and is part of the two-day motorcycle autojumble at Netley Marsh near Southampton. For more information on the event, including discount advance ticket details, visit...

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On Any Sunday Stars To Headline The Stafford Show

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016

On Any Sunday Stars To Headline The Stafford Show

Four of the cast from iconic motorcycle movie On Any Sunday are set for guest of honour duties at the Stafford classic event this autumn. Gracing the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show on the weekend of October 15-16 will be former racers David Aldana, Don Emde, Mert Lawwill and Gene Romero who each had central roles in Bruce Brown’s legendary 1972 film. Classic Racer magazine editor Malc Wheeler said: “On Any Sunday will have played its part in inspiring many of our Stafford showgoers to get on two wheels in their youth, and I’m sure there will be plenty of excitement as they get to meet four of its stars.” As well as finding fame on the big screen, all four of the guests also took part in the Anglo-American Match Races held in the UK in the 1970s at circuits such as Brands Hatch, Mallory Park and Oulton Park. Mert Lawwill’s appearance at the show will be his first visit to the UK since that time. More show news will be revealed over the coming weeks so add www.classicbikeshows.com to your favourites and make sure you don’t miss out. Advance tickets are now on sale and offer superb discounts against gate price. To buy yours, follow the links from the EVENT...

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Netley Autojumble Back With A Bang

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

Netley Autojumble Back With A Bang

A treasure trove of motorcycle parts, pieces and spares will be brought into Netley Marsh this September 2-3 as the Carole Nash Eurojumble returns for a 23rd year. Enthusiasts from across the UK and the continent will come in search of bargains as the autojumble opens its gates for the traditional Friday and Saturday running. Head of the event Richard Graham said: “The Carole Nash Eurojumble has stands and traders offering rare items that you simply can’t get anywhere else. If you’re a restorer or maintain machines then this is the place to be.” Along with two days of dedicated autojumble, club displays and private entrants will be showcasing a range of bikes, Dorset-based auctioneers Charterhouse will be hosting a motorcycle sale and the popular garage clear-out returns for Saturday allowing one-day traders to come and sell their wares. Advance tickets are now on sale with a one day adult pass costing just £8 on Friday and £5 on Saturday. Both represent a £1 saving on the gate prices. For more information and to book tickets, visit the event page...

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Kempton Park Motorcycle Events Bought By Mortons

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016

Kempton Park Motorcycle Events Bought By Mortons

MORTONS MEDIA GROUP is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Kempton Park bike jumbles and motorcycle shows. The events company has added the seven one-day events to its already packed calendar which includes the two Stafford classic shows, the Telford off-road show and the ’Normous Newark Autojumbles. Andy Kitchen of Mortons’ events division will head up the new series and said: “I can’t wait to get started. The Kempton shows are really popular and well attended and I look forward to taking them forward over the coming years.” The new organising team will run the next event on Saturday, July 23, and although a period of transition will be taking place, traders, exhibitors and visitors can contact Andy should they have any enquiries. He added: “It’s business as usual as far as we’re concerned and we’re confident that the handover will be a smooth one. Anyone who has any questions can get in touch either by email or on the phone – akitchen@mortons.co.uk or 01507 529435.” While founder Eric Patterson has decided the time is right to step down after 30 years, he will remain on board working with Mortons to develop the shows further over the coming years. He said: “It’s going to be strange no longer being ‘in charge’, but I am delighted to be handing over the reins to Mortons which is a company I’ve worked closely with for several years. The events are in good hands.” Andy was quick to ensure Eric received the proper recognition and added: “What Eric’s done deserves huge praise. From small beginnings he’s grown the Kempton autojumbles into some of the leading events on the classic bike calendar. “He hands them over to us in great shape, and we’re excited about adding our knowledge and experience to a winning formula.” The remaining Kempton Park dates for this year are: Saturdays July 23, September 17, October 22 and December 3. The December event also comprises the Southern Off Road & Racing Show. For more details, visit...

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Race, Rock ‘n’ Ride… This Weekend!

Posted by on May 20, 2016

Race, Rock ‘n’ Ride… This Weekend!

DON’T miss out on this weekend’s inaugural Race, Rock ’n’ Ride, sponsored by Principal Insurance, the brand-new biking extravaganza from Santa Pod Raceway, Fast Bikes and Back Street Heroes! Taking place across May 21-22, offering two days of non-stop biking action at one of the world’s most famous drag racing venues, expect a jam-packed schedule of live entertainment throughout the weekend. With wheelie competitions, monster truck displays, drag racing demonstrations, top stunt riders, including Mr Showtime Steve Colley, there’s an abundance of fascinating fodder for all kinds of motorsport enthusiasts. Fast Bikes will lend its name to the venue’s popular Run What Ya Brung offering showgoers the chance to experience Santa Pod’s iconic drag strip first-hand in their own vehicle, while Back Street Heroes will sponsor a Show & Shine for retro rides, custom bikes and everything in between. The action will then continue late into the evening in Fueler’s Bar, as Europe’s leading AC/DC tribute Live/Wire play a high-voltage, two-hour set of in-your-face, undiluted rock on the evening of Saturday, May 21, as part of the two-day motorcycling spectacular. Everything is set for a superb weekend celebrating everything two wheels; whether you ride a chopper, café racer, sportsbike or scrambler, you’re sure to find something to set your heart racing at Santa Pod Raceway this weekend. For more information on how to get involved in the weekend’s action, visit www.racerockride.co.uk A one day adult pass, when purchased on the gate, costs just £20, while a weekend adult pass (including camping) costs £30. *Three free children’s tickets per paying...

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Record-Breaking Weekend For Stafford Classic Bike Show

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016

Record-Breaking Weekend For Stafford Classic Bike Show

TRADERS at the world’s premier classic motorcycle event in Stafford have enjoyed a bumper weekend, many reporting record sales numbers.  Regular exhibitors went home happy from the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show – April 23-24 – with enthusiasts once again pouring through the gates of the county showground to show the strength of the classic bike market. Midlife Classics’ Tim Slaughter said: “Saturday was our best day at Stafford for years. We always have a weekend target in mind, and we’d achieved that by the end of the first day.” It was a similar story throughout the halls and outside trade areas as busy stallholders met huge demand for bikes, parts, spares, accessories, riding gear, memorabilia and more. Hagon Shocks’ Tony Hutchinson said: “We had loads of orders on Saturday, more in that one day than we’ll get in a whole weekend at some other events. The great thing about Stafford is that showgoers are getting their hands dirty restoring and maintaining machines – they’re here to buy, not just to browse.” The impressive numbers weren’t just confined to trade stands, as Bonhams’ annual Stafford Spring auction saw a world record sale for a British motorcycle – £331,900 for a 1938 Brough Superior BS4. Part of the much-anticipated ‘Broughs of Bodmin’ collection, the price helped take the collective total for the long-lost machines to £752,625 with the overall auction total reaching £3.5 million. The enthusiasm demonstrated by visitors and buyers was backed up by the high standard of private entries and club displays as some of the best classic motorcycles in the UK and beyond descended on the venue. It was a successful weekend for Sean Kelly as his Sunbeam Model 90 claimed the honour of Best in Show, while the DOT Motorcycle Club took the Best Club Stand award. Head judge Dennis Frost said: “This is the major world show for classic bikes, and the entrants made our jobs hard this year with an incredibly high standard presented across the board. “An original 1912 FN Single which was used as for dispatch in the First World War caught the eye, as did a stunning 1979 Laverda Jota, but Sean’s Sunbeam was a clear choice for Best in Show this time. It’s not a bike that’s easy to restore, and this one has been done perfectly.” Interviews with guest star Steve Parrish, firing up sessions in the GP...

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Guy Martin’s Wall Of Death Record-Breaking Bike On Display At Stafford

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

Guy Martin’s Wall Of Death Record-Breaking Bike On Display At Stafford

  THE UK’s biggest classic motorcycle event takes place at Staffordshire County Showground this weekend, April 23-24, with sporting stars, stunning machines and spectacular live-action among the highlights for showgoers. On the display front, an incredible selection of classic motorcycles will be present at the show, including – among others – the Rob North framed 750cc BSA Triple machine on which Guy Martin set a new world speed record on a Wall of Death, shown live on Channel 4 over the Easter weekend. The road racing, mountain biking, lorry mechanic blasted around the specially built 37 metre diameter wall at a world record speed of 78.150mph, on the machine that he built in his own workshop, with the help of his dad and mechanic Cammy Whitworth. The show will also welcome the man who taught Guy the ropes of riding the wall – Ken Fox – as his Wall of Death, complete with vintage Indian Scouts and troupe of riders, will once again entertain the crowds throughout the weekend. And that’s not all! Thousands of machines will be brought to the venue over the weekend as part of static exhibitions, club displays, a Grand Prix race paddock, trials demonstration area and parade laps of the main ring, while hundreds of trade stands a vast autojumble will pack into the halls and outside areas. Auction house Bonhams hosts its annual Spring sale – which this year is a two-day event – where some of the finest classic motorcycles in the world will go under the hammer, and former racer and TV presenter Steve Parrish will be in attendance as special guest star, regaling the crowds with tales from his rich and storied career. A one day adult pass costs just £13 – for more information on the show, including ticket details and opening times, visit the EVENT...

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