Vehicle Enthusiasts Set For A Bumper February In The South West
FINAL preparations are being made for two of the UK’s premier classic vehicle shows which will take place this month at Shepton Mallet’s Royal Bath & West, just one week apart.
Motorcycle owners and riders will be treated to the Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show this coming weekend – February 7-8 – while The Footman James Great Western Autojumble will have something to offer every petrolhead when it runs on February 14-15.
Nick Mowbray, exhibition manager behind both events, said: “Hosting back-to-back weekend events is an exciting proposition and we look forward to delivering a superb show experience for those passionate about two and four wheels.”
Both exhibitions focus strongly on trade with several sellers of tools, spares, parts, jumble and memorabilia confirmed. The two will also showcase stunning examples of restored machines with the region’s most popular enthusiast clubs and private collectors displaying bikes and cars at the first and second events respectively.
One notable highlight is a 1963 Apollo GT 5000S, owned by Ernie Warrender, which will be in attendance at the Great Western Autojumble. An iconic machine of the 1960s, only around 40 were built during the original production run and Ernie’s car is the only one of its kind in the country.
The Classic MotorCycle editor James Robinson also commented on the excellent efforts made by the clubs: “Last year at the bike event there were several creative displays from the clubs with a motorcycle stable from Wells Classic Motorcycle Club and an old style 1960s shop created by the local Norton Owners Club.
“The ingenuity carries across to the autojumble too where this year there’ll be a specially created Rock ‘n’ Roll drive-in exhibit, courtesy of the Volvo Enthusiasts Club, which ties in with the 2015 theme of Mods and Rockers.”
Charterhouse Auctioneers will also be present at both shows with a motorcycle sale on Sunday, February 8 and a car sale on Sunday, February 15.
For further details on the Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show visit classicbikeshows.com and for information on the The Footman James Great Western Autojumble the address is carsandevents.com.
For ticket information, call 01507 529529.