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F1 STAR JOINS THE CROWD FOR BUMPER STAFFORD

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

F1 STAR JOINS THE CROWD FOR BUMPER STAFFORD

Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts left Staffordshire County Showground happy this past weekend and among them was four times Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel. The Red Bull Racing and soon to be Ferrari driver, well known for his love of classic motorcycles, made an unannounced stop at the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show on Sunday to bid on items in the Bonhams Autumn...

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Honda 125cc Clubman’s Racer

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014

Honda 125cc Clubman’s Racer

This little Honda really is something special. This machine is based primarily on a 1970 Honda SS125. As it transpires, the only true SS125 components that remain on this machine are the crankcases, but that makes it no less exceptional. The bike features a genuine NOS CR93 chassis as well as CR93 hubs, rims and a swinging-arm, all of which were sourced from Japan. The intention with this little...

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The judges have spoken…

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014

The judges have spoken…

After hours of deliberation from the judges, and months (if not years!) of hard work and dedication from the entrants, the decisions have been made and the results of the awards for the 21st Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show are now in… Best in Show 1966 Kawasaki B8-T | Steve Thomas Machine of Most Technical Interest Seeley Moto Guzzi Dondolion Corsa | Graham Hemshall Pre 1960’s Bike...

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Cutting it fine with 1986 Honda

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014

Cutting it fine with 1986 Honda

This lovely 673cc Honda Eurosport was entered by Robert Francis. The machine itself has an interesting past history; it had been abandoned in a spacious yard in South Wales, with nothing to indicate how it had gotten there or why. It was consequently rescued and restored. The full restoration was completed just in time for the Stafford show – with only a week separating the completion of the...

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Sheene lots gleam at Stafford

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014

Sheene lots gleam at Stafford

The Bonhams autumn auction is underway here at the Staffordshire County Showground and the much anticipated Barry Sheene memorabilia collection have gone under the hammer. Here are the results: Lot 139 – Two Motor Cycle News Barry Sheene ‘Man of the Year’ plaques for 1976 and 1977. Estimate between £250 and £350. Sold for £750. Lot 140 – A collection of Barry...

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Spotted at Stafford – 1967 Honda C72

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014

Spotted at Stafford – 1967 Honda C72

This machine, entered by Andrew Gauntlett, is a later classic from Japan – a 250cc 1967 Honda  C72. It had been stored in a shed for many years where it was beginning to rust and rot away in places. Thankfully it was rescued from its grim fate and restored. The C72 first arrived on the scene in 1960, though actual machines from the year of its inception are very rare. This example is a later...

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