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WIN! A superb weekend break at the Stafford show, plus dinner with Troy Bayliss

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017

WIN! A superb weekend break at the Stafford show, plus dinner with Troy Bayliss

Now this is what you call a competition prize! Not only are we giving away a pair of tickets to the biggest and best classic bike show in the world, but you and a guest will be put up for the night at our hotel, and you both get you a seat at the table for dinner next to our superstar guest of honour Troy Bayliss. The prize in full includes: Two one-day tickets for Sunday, April 23, at the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show, Staffordshire County Showground An overnight stay for two on Saturday, April 22, at the Best Western Tillington Hall Hotel in Stafford Two seats at the Saturday night dinner (at the hotel) with the show organising team, commentator Steve Plater and guest of honour Troy Bayliss This Easter special giveaway is only running until Wednesday, April 19, so you’ll need to act fast. And if you’re lucky enough to be selected as the winner, you and your guest will need to be available to attend the dinner on Saturday night and stay over at the hotel. It’s completely FREE and easy to enter, all you have do is fill in our form and submit before the closing date. The winner will be the first name drawn at random. Good...

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Newark Winter Classic: Trade List

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017

Newark Winter Classic: Trade List

The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic is just days away, with the season-opening classic motorcycle event taking place on Saturday and Sunday, January 7-8.  To whet your appetite for the show, we’re now able to confirm our final trade line-up so you can start making a shopping list. Details are below. You can also check out our SHOW PREVIEW to find out about everything on offer, including special appearances by star guests Ben and Tom Birchall – the TT Sidecar legends. Advance TICKET sales have now closed, but you can purchase your tickets on the gate on both days of the event. A one-day adult pass is just £10, under-12s are admitted free and there is FREE parking at the venue. TRADE LIST EXHIBITOR LOCATION 100 MPH SCOOTER.COM Scooter World AARTVART.COM Scooter World ADAM GOY Lady Eastwood Pavilion ADRIAN WRIGHT George Stephenson Exhibition Hall AIDPAC STAINLESS George Stephenson Exhibition Hall AIRCOOLED SUZUKI Lady Eastwood Pavilion AIRVEST.CO.UK George Stephenson Exhibition Hall AJS MATCHLESS POACHERS PRE 65 TRIALS CLUB George Stephenson Exhibition Hall ALUMINIUM WELDING George Stephenson Exhibition Hall AMOS BARBER ESTATE MANAGEMENT LIMITED George Stephenson Exhibition Hall ANTHONY HAYWOOD Lady Eastwood Pavilion ASHCROFT TOOLS Marquee ATOMIC 56 LIMITED George Stephenson Exhibition Hall AUTO HOSE & RESTORATION PRODUCTS Marquee B O M BATTERIES Outside BIKE DRYERS George Stephenson Exhibition Hall BIKE SPEED UK George Stephenson Exhibition Hall BIKERS LOCK (UK) LTD Lady Eastwood Pavilion BRIAN CHURCH George Stephenson Exhibition Hall BRIAN DAVIES Outside BRICKSTERS BIKES Outside BRITISH HISTORIC RACING CLUB George Stephenson Exhibition Hall BRITISH LAMBRETTA ARCHIVE Scooter World BRITISH SCOOTER SPORT ORGANISATION Scooter World BROWNIES BIKES SPARES LTD Marquee BRYAN RIPPINGALE Marquee C K W DISTRIBUTION LTD Marquee CAROLE NASH INSURANCE CONSULTANTS LTD George Stephenson Exhibition Hall CBX ENTHUSIASTS Lady Eastwood Pavilion CENTRAL WHEEL COMPONENTS LTD George Stephenson Exhibition Hall CHARLES TAYLOR TRADING Outside CHISELSPEED TUNING LIMITED Scooter World CHRIS GRANT TRADING Lady Eastwood Pavilion CHRIS KNIGHT MOTORCYCLES LTD Outside CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASS Lady Eastwood Pavilion CHRISTOPHER MORRIS George Stephenson Exhibition Hall CHUCK SWONNELL Scooter World CITY OF LEATHER Marquee CLASSIC & PERFORMANCE OILS Marquee CLASSIC COATINGS LTD George Stephenson Exhibition Hall CLASSIC MOMENTS George Stephenson Exhibition Hall CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE MANUALS.COM Scooter World CLASSIC RACING MOTORCYCLE CLUB LTD George Stephenson Exhibition Hall CLASSIC RACKS Lady Eastwood Pavilion CLINTON ENTERPRISES LTD Outside CLIVE APPLETON George Stephenson Exhibition Hall COCKADE ROSETTES George Stephenson Exhibition Hall COMPLETE FRAMING George Stephenson Exhibition Hall THE COOKIE...

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Bertie’s Top Tips For Stafford

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015

Bertie’s Top Tips For Stafford

Words: Bertie Simmonds If you’re anything like me, there’s always a mounting excitement when the weekend of the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show is about to come around. For the last five years it’s been the highlight on my annual biking calendar, and it’s a welcome respite from the chilly onset of winter. My first tip: turn up early – you’ll be amazed at how much there is to see if you’re just going for the day, which brings me neatly on to my second tip: camp and stay for both days! Oh and did I mention that I wouldn’t wear my Sunday best footwear if I were you? We know what the British weather can be like! Now, I say get there early as the first thing I love to do is have a good rummage around the many hundreds of kit and autojumble stalls. As good as the internet and eBay are, I still love the thrill of finding that elusive part myself and having a good haggle with the stallholder. For me, this exploring what this part of the CMM show has to offer can take the best part of a day. If you’re easily distracted, like me, you’ll spend plenty of time working your way around the stalls, getting ever closer to the main hall. We all know that these shows are best shared, so take a mate and you can both try it on with the many bike sellers who are clumped around the main arena. You know the ones. There’s a bike sat there with a crude ‘For Sale’ sign, and a price that’s a bit too rich. ‘Never begrudge a man a profit,’ my old man told me once, but suck your teeth, shake your head and try a cheeky bid. If he’s still there with it on Sunday, you never know… The main halls are always buzzing and I love spending a good few hours looking at each bike that takes my fancy. The owners are always on hand to give good advice if you’re planning on a restoration of something similar, and it’s worth signing up to any of the owners’ clubs that regularly show members’ bikes at Stafford. Do pop along to the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics magazine stand. We’ve got some cracking machines lined up for the stand, including a couple of our project bikes. Hopefully (completion allowing)...

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Our Netley event: THIS WEEKEND!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015

Our Netley event: THIS WEEKEND!

IMAGE – A 1912 Pierce Arrow 3.5hp single, expected to fetch £50,000-£60,000 at the Charterhouse auction this weekend A rare Pierce, a stunning Matchless combination and a superb Vincent Rapide are among the star lots set for the new Charterhouse auction taking place at the Carole Nash Eurojumble this weekend. On top of the sale, there are thousands (and we mean literally thousands) of bargains to be had from the huge range of traders gathered to put their wares in front of bike owners and restorers from across the UK and mainland Europe. All the details of the event – including tickets and locations – can be found HERE. We’ve also gathered together some information on the auction lots below as a taster. Viewing opens at the venue from 9am on Friday, September 4, with the sale commencing shortly after 12pm. Entry is by catalogue only at a cost of £10, a price which allows entry for two people. Lots and lot details are subject to change. You can view an image gallery of the lots featured below HERE. — 1912 Pierce Arrow 3.5hp single | £50,000-£60,000 A 1912 Pierce three-and-a-half HP single, registration number LF 2227, frame number 4447, engine number 4284, dark blue. Pierce Arrows were most associated with the manufacture of luxury cars in the first quarter of the 20th century. Its cars were of the highest quality and appealed to the same clientele as other prestige marques, such as Rolls Royce. It’s motorcycles followed the same line and were both innovative and made to the highest standard. The Motorcycle Division was started by Percy Pierce, (George’s son) in 1909. The first model, an inline four, was joined by a more conventional side valve single in 1910, both models featured the large diameter frame, which incorporated both petrol and oil tanks. Production of both models would cease in 1913, with the company going into receivership. The single cylinder example Charterhouse has the pleasure of offering for auction is a 1912 model with V belt drive, magneto ignition and two speed gearbox. Originally bought to England by a serving Canadian soldier, who would see service in First World War. The Pierce was subsequently registered in 1922, and the first recorded keeper was a Ronald Leslie Carpenter of Petersfield. There are two further keepers recorded in the RF60, both of whom resided in the Hampshire area. The current...

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Cavalcade Sessions Coming To Stafford April

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015

Cavalcade Sessions Coming To Stafford April

Following a successful launch at last October’s motorcycle event, Staffordshire County Showground’s main ring is set once again to host parade laps showcasing stunning motorcycles, this time of the classic British and European variety.   The upcoming Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show, which takes place on the weekend of April 25-26, will see sessions on each day as bikes are paraded around the ring for showgoers to inspect. There will accompanying commentary from The Classic MotorCycle magazine editor James Robinson who will be talking about the histories of the bikes as they go on display. Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray said: “We’ve been looking at ways to introduce new live elements to our events and these Cavalcade sessions are a great way to do that while staying true to the down-to-earth nature of the Stafford shows. “Debuted in October, the parade laps were well received and we’re sure it’ll be no different at the April show.” Anyone wanting more information on participating in the sessions can call exhibition administration manager Glynis Roberts on 01507 529431 or email groberts@mortons.co.uk. Alongside the Cavalcade will be the introduction of the Restoration Theatre – nine sessions of essential restoration advice throughout the weekend – and live music will be a part of the show for the first time also as Itchy Fingers play multiple sets of country blues and western swing in the showground’s bandstand. Advance discount tickets for the event are now on sale with a one day adult pass priced at just £10, a saving of 23% on the gate price. More information about online tickets can be found HERE, or by calling 01507...

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FAQs

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015

Q. Can I buy advance tickets? A. Advance tickets can be bought by calling our Customer Services team on 01507 529529 or by visiting the website . (Tickets) Q. Do I get in quicker if I have bought my ticket in advance? A. This does save time as there is no need to queue at the ticket booth. You should proceed to the gate. Q. I am bringing my disabled friend, do I pay for a carer? A. Your friend will need to purchase a ticket but as a carer you will be admitted free of charge. Q. Is there disabled parking and if so do I need a blue badge? A. Disabled parking areas are clearly signposted at all our shows. If you are unsure where to go please ask the security guard on the gate. We ask that you display your Blue Badge. Q. How far is it to walk to the show from the disabled parking area? Is the ground level? A. Netley Marsh parking is the first rows of parking in front of the visitor entrance. Newark Motorcycle and Normous Auto Jumbles is the first rows of parking in front of the visitor entrance. Q. Can I hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter when I get to the showground? A. Unfortunately we do not hire out wheelchairs or mobility scooters at any of our shows. Stafford – We organise a wheelchair to take you through the tunnel into the show and this is housed at the ticket booth at the main visitor carpark, so please make yourself known to the staff Q. Is there a cash machine at the show? A. At both our Stafford Shows a cash machine is located in the foyer. Q. Is there camping on site? A. There is camping for visitors at both our Stafford Shows. You can purchase camping tickets by ringing Customer Services on 01507 529529. Q. Can I get power to my caravan? A. Please contact our show office and we can put you in touch with the electricians to the site and you can book it in with them direct. Q. Are there any shower facilities? A. Yes there are shower facilities. Q. Can I bring my dog? A. Dogs are welcome on a lead at our shows with the exception of the International Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh Park and the Classic Dirt Bike Show...

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Stafford Show Star Guests Announced

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015

Stafford Show Star Guests Announced

YORKSHIRE’S first family of motorcycle racing will be represented at this year’s Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show as Nick and Tony Jefferies take their place as the event’s special guests of honour. Classic motorcycling’s flagship show takes place on April 25-26 at Staffordshire County Showground with Nick, the only rider to have won the Manx Grand Prix, Formula 1 TT, the International Manx Two-Day Trial and a gold medal in the International Six Day Enduro, performing guest of honour duties alongside Tony, a three times TT winner and former Triumph factory rider. Guest compere Steve Plater will interview both men on stage and the pair will also present awards and appear in the Classic Racer GP Paddock with some of their most famous race machines. Advance discount tickets for the event are now on sale from Classic Bike Shows, with a one day adult ticket costing just £10 when pre-booked. History The Jefferies motorcycling dynasty began more than a century ago when Joseph Jefferies, a pioneer in his industry, formed the Ross Motor and Cycle Company in Shipley’s old steam tram shed in 1901. Although this initial partnership floundered, Joseph started a new operation which quickly found success and in 1917 the company moved to new premises in Shipley in which it stayed for more than 80 years. Allan, Joseph’s son, would eventually take over running of the business, but not before earning fame as a star competitor of his era winning six International Six Day Trial gold medals and a Scott Trial, among others. By the mid-1960s, Jefferies was selling mainly Triumph, BSA, Honda and Lambretta while boss Allan was active in the Auto Cycle Union as well as being chairman of the ACU’s Benevolent Fund and a TT International Jury member. He was also famed as an after dinner speaker and he services were constantly in demand. At this same juncture, Allan’s elder son Tony became more active in the family firm as Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki franchises were added to the Jefferies operation. Tony also followed in his father’s footsteps becoming a competitor, racing in the Anglo-American Transatlantic Match Race series in the early 1970s as well as finding success in the 1971 TT. In a move that was to shape the future of the company, Tony’s first major piece of business was to take the BMW franchise in 1971 making the firm the first...

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Wright move as Classic Dirt Bike Show joins Mortons’ stable!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014

Wright move as Classic Dirt Bike Show joins Mortons’ stable!

After over a decade of success, Britain’s leading classic dirt bike show is set to step up a gear as part of the Mortons stable of motorcycle events and magazines. The Putoline Telford Twin Shock Classic & Road Racing Show – known to many of the thousands who attend each year as ‘Wrighty’s Show’ – is joining forces with other great Mortons events such as the market-leading International Dirt Bike Show and the two huge events at Stafford, the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show and the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show. And as part of the deal, founder Alan Wright, already a regular columnist in Mortons’ Classic Dirt Bike magazine, will be staying on in order to make sure the 2015 event over the weekend of February 21/22 is bigger and better than ever. “It’s a perfect fit as far as I’m concerned,” said Alan. “I know the team at Mortons’ Classic Bike Shows will look after what has been a labour of love for me for many years now, but also a lot of very hard work. In fact in the best sense of the phrase when it comes to dirt bikes, I’ll finally be able to get my feet up, as the show will be in safe hands!” The event at the International Centre in Telford has traditionally attracted a host of big names and great machinery, with stars such as Heikki Mikkola, Johnny Giles and Brad Lackey among some of the more recent names to come along. Regular showgoers know they get to rub shoulders with their heroes, and often get the chance to attend exclusive dinners and hear tales of classic battles on two wheels… and all that, plus much more, will be on the cards as the Classic Bike Shows team picks up the baton. “Alan has done a fantastic job with the event over a number of years,” said Mortons exhibitions manager Nick Mowbray. “The pressure is on for our team to make something so good even better… but we will be giving it every effort. The event fits brilliantly with our other events and gives us the ideal all-round package for anyone with an interest in two wheels, wherever they are in the UK.” For further press information and/or photo requests, including images from our staff photographer, contact...

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