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CLASSIC BIKE GUIDE AT STAFFORD!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018

CLASSIC BIKE GUIDE AT STAFFORD!

As well as the many incredible bikes and superb club stands to see, if you would like a laugh come to see the Classic Bike Guide team attempting to build their classic race-bike, live on the Mortons magazine subscriptions stand in the Main Hall. A humble 1971 Honda CL350, left neglected and seized since 1976 in an American barn, is hopefully going to be transformed into a competitive race bike for classic race series with the CRMC and BHR clubs in the UK, as well as some road-racing in Belgium. This is no factory-supported effort though; the idea is to see if anyone can build a bike that is competitive enough, yet without spending the children’s inheritance. Begging, borrowing and occasionally stealing may occur… The CL350 is a scrambler-styled variant of the CB350, which was only imported to the USA. The main differences to the CB that we got in the UK are a different tank, forks, bars, wheel sizes and some rather attractive, but more restrictive high-level exhaust pipes.  The 325cc four-stroke parallel-twin, with its five-speed gearbox, is the same. In racing, these bikes are often called the K4; due to the fact the fourth incarnation had a disc brake at the front rather than a drum, allowing it better brakes for racing. In today’s series, you are allowed to run several lighter, stronger frames like the TAB or Drixton frames, but Classic Bike Guide are sticking with the original, albeit strengthened and tweaked. Many racers use the better suspension from the larger 500cc models, but CBG are going to have to see what’s left in the coffers. Any advice would be gratefully received – or just come and wish them luck! Subscriptions to Classic Bike Guide are available from the Main Stand in the Main Hall – in front of the private entry display. Make sure you head over and chat to one of the team to find out the latest...

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TOP ROAD RACER AND EX-HONDA RACING BOSS NEIL TUXWORTH AT SHOW

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018

TOP ROAD RACER AND EX-HONDA RACING BOSS NEIL TUXWORTH AT SHOW

RACING legend and ‘King Maker’ Neil Tuxworth has been confirmed as the guest of honour at the 38th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show on April 21-22 at Stafford County Showground. Tuxworth is a racing legend – from his first track outing at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire, in 1969 aboard a humble BSA Bantam to racing in British National and International meetings scoring podiums and wins. With a love of road racing it was inevitable he would be drawn to the greatest challenge in motorcycle sport – the Isle of Man TT – racking up a Manx Grand Prix win, a runner-up spot in the Formula 2 TT and five third places. Neil followed the Continental Circus as much as possible, scoring Grand Prix World Championship points in the UK, Austria, and Finland, and his desire to race anything with two wheels that saw him compete in motocross, sand racing and even ice racing during the winter months. In 1986, he came very close to paying the ultimate price for his sport. A huge crash at Aberdare Park had medics and Neil’s family initially fearing for his life. He battled through, only to be told he may never walk again. Malc Wheeler, Mortons Media Group associate director and a friend of Tuxworth’s, recalled how he witnessed his fight back to fitness: “Believe me, inside the pleasant, well-mannered man you’ll see on stage at the show is a true man of steel. Obviously after a warning like that you hang up your leathers? Not Neil. It’s going to be fascinating listening to all the stories at the show, I’m sure there are some I haven’t heard!” In later years, Neil is most widely known for managing many of Honda’s racing efforts. He was the mastermind behind household racing names such as Joey Dunlop, John Kocinski  and Colin Edwards to name but a few, giving Honda multiple World and National championship titles. It’s guaranteed that Neil’s time on stage at the show will be entertaining. With so much achieved in all aspects of racing and race management, his stories are sure to captivate.       The Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show at Stafford is the biggest classic bike show in the world. It’s packed with thousands of classic machines and is the natural home for bike clubs to meet and show off their motorcycles. It boasts the largest autojumble anywhere...

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THE CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW SPONSORED BY HAGON SHOCKS MOVES UP ANOTHER GEAR

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018

THE CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW SPONSORED BY HAGON SHOCKS MOVES UP ANOTHER GEAR

THOUSANDS of off-road fans descended on Telford’s International Centre last weekend to meet dirt bike legends and admire an array of classic machinery. The Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks is Europe’s largest classic off-road event for classic trials, enduro, scrambles and speedway bikes. The halls were filled to the rafters with some of the very best in off-road bikes from numerous clubs and private restorations, while the outside autojumble focusing on off-road sport was also busy with tons of bargains to be had. The star guests – Gerrit Wolsink, Colin Dommett, Peter Duke and Alf Hagon – caused a stir as they spoke about their career exploits on stage with Jack Burnicle. Jeff Smith MBE also made the transatlantic journey to sign copies of his new book at the show. The coveted Best in Show prize was awarded to a stunning 1969 Jawa 420 motocross bike owned by Bill Henson. Other weekend winners included a 1967 250 Greeves Anglian, which won Best Trials, and the Westmorland Motor Club, who won the Best Club Stand. Event planner Andy Catton said: “The standard of bikes on display during both days of the annual show was again excellent. Clubs and individual exhibitors produced a fantastic spectacle in the venue’s halls and there were some gems to be had in the autojumble. “I would like to thank everyone who attended the show including all our traders, guests, exhibitors and our loyal sponsor, Hagon Shocks, who brought an impeccable collection of historic Hagon bikes!” The next event in the Classic Bike Shows calendar is The 38th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show, to be held at the Staffordshire County Showground on April 21-22. For more information and tickets, please visit...

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HAGON PRODUCTS CELEBRATES 60 YEARS IN BUSINESS AT THE CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018

HAGON PRODUCTS CELEBRATES 60 YEARS IN BUSINESS AT THE CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW

THE Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks, held at the Telford International Centre across the weekend of February 17-18, will house one of the biggest displays of Hagon bikes ever seen in one place. From humble beginnings in the family garden shed during his early racing career, Alf Hagon grew his company into a well-respected suspension specialist in its own right that is known across the globe and now run by his son Martin Hagon. As part of the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Hagon Products has asked anyone with a Hagon-framed bike to bring it to the show and there will be trophies for the best three Hagon bikes in show alongside the usual accolades given out each year. Hagon Shocks will also be taking an impeccable collection of bikes to the event, including a Hagon-JAP drag bike which was the first bike outside the US to run a sub 10-second quarter mile. The drag bike set two world records, the fastest standing start kilometre and the fastest standing start quarter mile at Elvington in 1967. Other machines from the Hagon family’s collection which will be at the show include: the Hagon-JAP grass track bike, the Hagon 500cc speedway bike and a Hagon long track bike which Martin Hagon rode to second place in the 1990 British Masters Championship. Grass track legend Alf Hagon will be a guest of honour at the show alongside Jeff Smith, Gerrit Wolsink, Colin Dommett and Peter Duke; he will be interviewed about his career exploits each day by Jack Burnicle. Tony Hutchison from Hagon Shocks said: “We have asked for anybody with a Hagon-framed bike to bring it along, and each bike (and owner) could tell a story or two about their exploits, we’re sure! “We hope you all have your bloodhound instincts finely tuned to uncover that elusive part for the coming riding season or project bike among the vast array of parts and bikes on display.” The show is sure to have something that will tickle your fancy as clubs and private entries pack into the venue to display the most fascinating collection of historic off-road machines you’ll find under one roof. They will be joined by a mass of traders offering everything from parts, accessories, riding kit and project bikes to tempt you – and that’s not even including the autojumble, which opens an hour before the show...

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A DIRTY WEEKEND IN TELFORD – THE CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018

A DIRTY WEEKEND IN TELFORD – THE CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW

EUROPE’S largest classic off-road show, The Classic Dirt Bike Show – sponsored by Hagon Shocks – returns to the International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, over the weekend of February 17-18, and promises a treat for classic enthusiasts who enjoy playing in the dirt. Enthusiasts with a passion for classic trials, enduro, scrambles and speedway flock to Telford to see the very best in off-road dealer stands and private individual restorations. And the outside autojumble, focusing on off-road sport, has bargains for all tastes. Road race fans aren’t forgotten either at the Classic Off Road Show, with a lineup of mouthwatering road racers, brought to you by Classic Racer magazine, including TT-winning machinery. The Classic Dirt Bike Show has always boasted some great off-road guests and 2018 will be no exception. Gerrit Wolsink, five times winner of the 500cc United States Grand Prix, and who finished third in the 500cc world championship in 1975 and 1977 and second in 1976 and 1979, tops the bill, along with Colin Dommett, off-road all-rounder, and Peter Duke, a successful off-road rider, ISDT competitor, and founder of the Duke DVD empire. All three will be interviewed each day by Jack Burnicle. Jeff Smith MBE also makes the transatlantic journey from his long-time home in the USA! The two-time Motocross (Scrambles) World Champion will have copies of his new book at the show. The show’s loyal sponsor, Hagon Shocks, celebrates its 60th anniversary at the show and the Hagon family will celebrate with the largest collection of Hagon competition motorcycles ever assembled. Hagon Shocks founder and Grasstrack legend Alf Hagon will also be a guest at the show and will be interviewed on-stage each day. Discounted advance tickets start at £12 for an adult and close at 8.30am on Tuesday, 13 February. Click here for...

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BRISTOL CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW: CHARTERHOUSE AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018

BRISTOL CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW: CHARTERHOUSE AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

The Charterhouse Auction room opens its doors every year at the Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show and you are always guaranteed to find a gem or two. Viewing is free on Saturday with the purchase of a show ticket and then it is £10 for the catalogue on the Sunday.  Whether you’re looking for a project or a classic motorcycle where the hard work has been done for you, there’s something for everyone at this event, no matter what your budget. Take a look at some of the auction highlights below, for more enquiries about their entire lot visit their website here. A 1976 Honda 750/Four. Estimate: 6,500 GBP – 7,500 GBP   A 1940 Indian Chief. Estimate: 28,000 GBP – 32,000 GBP A 1974 Triumph T150 V Rickman Metisse cafe racer. Estimate: 8,000 GBP – 9,000 GBP A circa 1948 BSA B33 restoration project. Estimate: 400 GBP – 600 GBP A 2014 Harley Davidson DYNA Switchback sidecar combination. Estimate: 12,000 GBP – 14,000 GBP A 2007 Harley Davidson Road King. Estimate: 9,000 GBP – 11,000 GBP A 1998 Honda Blackbird CBR1100. Estimate: 2,500 GBP – 2,800 GBP A 1964 Royal Enfield Interceptor Mk I. Estimate: 8,000 GBP – 9,000 GBP A 1978 Cotton 250cc LCRS ex junior TT road racer. Estimate: 9,000 GBP – 10,000 GBP A 1983 Ducati Darmah 900. Estimate: 10,000 GBP – 12,000 GBP A 1935 Cotton JAP 25J restoration project. Estimate: 3,000 GBP – 4,000 GBP A 1983 MZ TS125. Estimate: 450 GBP – 550 GBP A 1980 Honda 250 scrambler restoration project. Estimate: 200 GBP – 300 GBP    If you want to put one of your bikes under the hammer, please contact Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at...

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MODS AND ROCKERS – A NEW WAY OF LIFE FOR NEWARK JANUARY SHOW

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017

MODS AND ROCKERS – A NEW WAY OF LIFE FOR NEWARK JANUARY SHOW

ELEMENTS of the scooter/motorcycle rivalry of the mid-60s will be showcased at the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic show. The motorcycling event, now in its seventh year, takes place at Newark Showground on January 6-7 and has been expanded by two halls for 2018. Among the many attractions on offer will be a Retro area dedicated to the 50s, 60s and 70s; slap bang in the middle of that time period was the collision of youth cultures that defined what the press came to call ‘the Mods and Rockers’ era.Visitors and traders alike are encouraged to join in the fun by dressing in their finest Mod or Rocker gear to enjoy a faux-seaside atmosphere reminiscent of Brighton, Clacton or Hastings during the heyday of the two movements. Prizes will be on offer from the organisers to the best-dressed Mod and Rocker. The Retro area will also feature gentlemen’s grooming specialists Arthur Razor from West London. Known to stars such as Colin Firth and Tim Vincent, the pop-up barber shop will be offering great contemporary and vintage haircuts and excellent traditional wet shaves to visitors. Alongside the Retro area will be the show-within-a-show that is Scooter World – which this year will feature the sounds of the scooterist internet radio station, Mod Radio, as well as some of the finest custom scooters on the scene today. Another adjoining hall will also contain a dedicated ‘Pit Area’ which will reflect the atmosphere of a race paddock and will include a ‘Blast From The Past’ bike start-up area which will see highly-tuned sprint and race machines revved-up for your enjoyment – earplugs are optional! Event planner Vicky Bean said: “Outside it might be the depths of winter, but inside we’re aiming to recreate those hazy lazy days of mid-summer at a south coast resort during the golden age of two-wheeled travel. Visitors will be able to explore the sights and sounds of our Retro area before stepping into Scooter World halls for a dedicated scooterist experience. “Why not escape those post-Christmas blues to join us for some scooter and motorcycle-related retro enjoyment among like-minded enthusiasts!” Beyond the Retro area and Scooter World, visitors will be able to explore and admire hundreds of beautiful classic bikes, pick up parts for their project, or find spares for the motorcycling year ahead. Discounted advance tickets are now on sale for the show, with...

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GUEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW DINNER

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017

GUEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW DINNER

THE countdown has begun to the biggest classic off-road event of the year, so it’s all eyes on the Telford International Centre, which will host the two-day Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks over the weekend of February 17-18, 2018. As traditional as the event itself, the Saturday evening of the show sees the hosting of a three-course, sit-down meal while off-road legends recount memories of their exploits to assembled guests. The dinner costs just £33 per person (vegetarian option available) and takes place at the Holiday Inn on site. The guest speakers for 2018 are: Gerrit Wolsink – Dutch five times winner of the 500cc United States Grand Prix of motocross, who finished third in the 500cc world championship in 1975 and 1977 and second in 1976 and 1979. Colin Dommett – Solo trials for the Cotton factory, competing in the ISDT, classic scrambling and latterly becoming the voice of the classic scrambles scene behind the commentator’s microphone. And he’s still competing, 60 years on! Peter Duke – Successful off-road rider, ISDT competitor, founder of the Duke DVD empire and the son of late world champion motorcycle racer Geoff Duke. The Classic Dirt Bike Show itself will feature Gerrit, Colin and Peter, plus top 35 Maico rider Roger Garrett – all interviewed during the day by Jack Burnicle. Lastly, 2018 marks Hagon Shocks’ 60th anniversary and to celebrate, the Classic Dirt Bike Show will have the largest collection of Hagon competition motorcycles ever assembled. The Hagon family will also be joining us at the dinner table. Exhibition planner, Andrew Catton, said: “The meal will allow guests to hear fascinating tales from the storied careers of legends in the motorcycle industry. The Dirt Bike Show dinner is a special night in the off-road world not to be missed!” Call 01507 529529 now to reserve your place or visit...

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