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GUEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR TELFORD EVENING DINNER

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018

GUEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR TELFORD EVENING DINNER

The two guest speakers at the Classic Dirt Bike Show’s Saturday evening dinner are Doug Lampkin and John Banks. The Lampkin dynasty is known the world over with Arthur, Sid and Martin each achieving the pinnacles of motorcycle sport in the Sixties and Seventies. But what Martin’s charismatic son Dougie has achieved even exceeds that. He dominated the world trials series from 1997 to 2003 and added the world indoor series for good measure in each of the same years. Add to that multiple successes since in the Scott and Scottish Six Days trials – both of which he won this year at the ripe old age of 42 – and you get a measure of the man. Doug will talk about his exploits of riding the TT course on the back wheel, of Goodwood, and the tricks of the trade he picked up from his iconic father – the never to be forgotten ‘Mart’. Yorkshireman Doug is both funny and forthright when regaling his tales – don’t miss it! John Banks is the man who scored most points in the 1968 World Motocross Championship but didn’t become world champion! In those days only the best seven out of 13 rounds counted towards the title and when those scores were calculated, the East Anglian had scored just one point less than the East German, triple world champion Paul Friedrichs. You’ll hear of the BSA man’s relationship with the champion and why John now thinks he lost the world crown. Hear how he won nine of the 10 races to become British champion in 1969 and his reflections on the BBC TV series that he won twice. The disappointment of not lifting the world title weighed heavily on Big John. Motorcycling’s correspondent of the day Jack Burnicle will explore the mighty man’s mind in his very own masterful way and give his own thoughts on the scene he personally witnessed on the unforgiving tracks of 1960s Europe. Tickets at £33 are now available (a nice Christmas present, perhaps) from the website at classicbikeshows.com. The venue is the Holiday Inn, just 50 yards from the Telford show site. The evening, which includes a three-course meal, starts at 7pm on Saturday, February 16. Book your tickets now for a night of fabulous food and ultimate...

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OFF-ROAD LEGENDS CONFIRMED FOR TELFORD

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018

OFF-ROAD LEGENDS CONFIRMED FOR TELFORD

The Classic Dirt Bike Show, sponsored by Hagon Shocks, will be back with a bang on February 16-17, 2019 with two iconic all-time off-road champs being confirmed as the guests of honour for next year’s crowd-pleaser. Multiple world, indoor and British Trials champion Dougie Lampkin will be a star guest at the popular off-road show held at Telford International Centre. The off-road legend will be appearing on stage with supreme commentator Jack Burnicle, who will probe into the highs and lows of how Dougie got to the top. On the motocross side, who is better than John Banks, the mighty BSA warrior, who won four British Championships and narrowly missed out on two World 500cc titles. Once again, Jack Burnicle will interview Banks on stage each day, with a first-hand account of his years in Europe, including how Bengt Aberg beat him to the 1969 crown, and of his experiences with the BSA competition shop until its closure in 1971. This year the show will be celebrating the off-road machines of 50 years ago. The clock is being turned back to 1969 and show consultant Alan Wright is seeking bikes of that year  – contact him with offers of 1969 machinery on 01789 751422. They do not need to be concours; just solid examples of that year’s offerings. Dozens of clubs and private owners will be showing off their beautifully prepared off-road machines at the show, while hundreds of traders will be offering dirt biking kit – from new bikes, parts and accessories to riding gear and even project bikes if you’re up for a challenge! Plus, why not have a rumble in the autojumble, starting at 9am, and get your hands on an off-road bargain! Lastly, join us on the Saturday evening where the two off-road legends will recount memories of their exploits to assembled guests during a three-course, sit-down meal for just £33. Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray says: “Guests will hear fascinating tales from legends in the off-road industry during the course of the meal. The Classic Dirt Bike Show dinner is an exceptional evening in the off-road scene not to be missed!” Further details of advance ticket sales and of the dinner can be found...

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RECORD BREAKING SALES EQUALS ANOTHER SUPER STAFFORD!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018

RECORD BREAKING SALES EQUALS ANOTHER SUPER STAFFORD!

The 25th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show was once more another great success with crowds flocking to Stafford showground over the weekend of the 13 -14 October. The big news of the show came from Bonhams who produced a record-breaking sale achieving £3.4 million! The star of which was the ex-C.F Edwards, 1925 Brough Superior 981cc SS100 Sand Racer Project, which despite being completely dismantled, achieved more than double its estimate and sold for £264,500 – the highest amount ever achieved for a dismantled Brough Superior! James Stensel, Head of Bonhams Motorcycle Department UK said, “Once again, the Bonhams motorcycle department has achieved exactly what it set out to – to sell the best machines on the market at the best prices. Our realistic estimates attracted bidders from across the globe, and bidding throughout was incredibly lively. We are absolutely thrilled with the results of the sale, we look forward to our Spring Sale in April and continuing to consign the widest possible range of top machinery and automobilia.” Bike fans had plenty to get excited about at the show, including for the first time in the history of Cagiva, a stunning display of 11 of the red racers being displayed in one place! The machines, part of the collection owned by Dean Simpkins and his father Martyn, are all genuine factory racers, ridden by some of Grand Prix racing’s greatest riders, including the Eddie Lawson and John Kocinski 500cc race-winning bikes. Exhibition Manager Nick Mowbray said, “Once more we’ve had a great October show here at Stafford. With the addition of a brand new Off- Road Hall, the famous Classic Racer GP Paddock, along with stunning bike displays and  the wonderful and expansive mix of club stands, there has been something for everyone and we look forward to returning next...

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FIVE REASONS TO MAKE A DATE IN YOUR DIARY FOR NETLEY!

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018

FIVE REASONS TO MAKE A DATE IN YOUR DIARY FOR NETLEY!

Fancy a weekend of bikes, bargains and banter? This year’s Carole Nash Eurojumble is celebrating its 25th year and is ticking all the boxes for bike enthusiasts. Gates will open from 9am on both days of the event – Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1. Here are the top five reasons to visit… Thousands of bargains If you are looking for a great day out filled with motorcycle bargains, the Netley Eurojumble is the place to be! More than 300 traders showcased their wares at last year’s event and this year is set to be even bigger. With a mammoth display of spare parts, tools, books, magazines, signs and even complete machines, you can be certain you’ll find exactly what you were looking for. Saturday Garage Clear Out Are you looking to rehome your pre-loved biking possessions? Come to Netley on the Saturday and pitch up from as little as £20. Visitors can set up a one-day trading plot and put their biking goods in the eyeline of thousands of bike enthusiasts looking for that missing piece. Charterhouse Auction Full machines will be under the hammer at the Charterhouse Auction on the Friday, with the bidding starting at 1pm. Lots under the hammer this year include a 1935 Ariel Red Hunter, a 1937 Sunbeam Model 8, a 1947 BSA C11 and a stunning 1949 Vincent HRD Black Shadow. Camping available Showgoers are welcome to camp at Netley Marsh on Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31. At just £60 for two people, you can enjoy a break away while rummaging through mountains of motorcycle paraphernalia. Entry to the show is also included in the price. Quick and easy e-tickets Simply buy your advance ticket today; you’ll then receive an email with your ticket attached. Print off your e-ticket or show your ticket on your phone at the gate for quick and easy entry to the show. Parking at the event is free. For more information about the Carole Nash Eurojumble, click here....

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