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Rare RAF survivor to headline Bristol show auction

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016

Rare RAF survivor to headline Bristol show auction

A 1967 BSA motorcycle used by the RAF police is set to go under the hammer at the upcoming Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show on February 4-5, estimated to reach £5000-£6000. Part of a classic and vintage auction run by Charterhouse, the rare machine will be sold on the second day of the event at Somerset’s Royal Bath & West Showground, with viewing in the auction hall open throughout the weekend – although a catalogue is required for entry on Sunday costing £10. Head of motorcycles at Charterhouse Matthew Whitney said: “It is believed to be one of just three known survivors as the vast majority of these bikes have been civilianised or scrapped during the last 50 years.” The 1967 BSA B40 was bought as a retirement project by the current owner and features its correct and rare original fairing, blue light, higher handlebars and RAF blue saddlebags. It is fitted with a 350cc engine. Charterhouse is accepting further entries for the sale, and interested parties should contact Matthew Whitney or Nicola Holmes for more information… Tel: 01935 812277 Email: info@charterhouse-auction.com MORE INFO AND TICKETS As for the event itself, several clubs will go all out to impress with their extravagant displays and individuals will vie for the awards by showcasing their pride and joy in the private entry area. The halls will be packed with trade stands and there’s a huge autojumble, too. What more could you want from a weekend!? Discount advance tickets for the show are now on sale, with a one day adult pass costing £11 when bought before 11.59 on Sunday, January 29 – that’s a £2 saving on the gate price. There are further savings for senior citizens, under-12s and there’s FREE parking. To buy your tickets call the team on 01507 529529 or visit the EVENT PAGE and follow the links....

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Telford off-road show guests of honour announced

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016

Telford off-road show guests of honour announced

The countdown has begun to the biggest classic off-road event of the year, and so it’s all eyes on the Telford International Centre which will once again host the two-day Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks. Taking place across the weekend of February 18-19, one of the star guests has been confirmed as Honda’s MXGP general manager Roger Harvey (pictured) who is a motocross veteran and 1983 British 125 champion. After a riding career spanning nearly two decades, Harvey managed the Castrol Honda British and World Supersport Championship team playing a key role in the development of the Isle of Man TT Fireblade with John McGuinness. He soon returned to the dirt, however, heading up Honda’s motocross programme, and it’s a role he’s held since. Joining Harvey as special guest will be Peter Duke – a former International Six Days Enduro competitor, founder of motorcycle media giant Duke Video and son of six-time motorcycle world champion Geoff. Duke Video is the world’s biggest distributor of motorsport entertainment, and visitors will get the chance to hear about its history along with Peter’s stories about his legendary father and tales from his own life within the sport. MORE INFO Clubs and private entrants will pack into the venue once again, bringing together the most fascinating collection of historic off-road machines you’ll find under one roof, and they’ll be joined by a raft of traders offering everything from parts and spares through to accessories and riding kit, plus project bikes… if you’re tempted. There are also some incredible and rare race examples set to go on display including a 1957 V8 Moto Guzzi and 1964 500 GP Bianchi courtesy of the Sammy Miller Museum. Discount advance tickets are now on sale with a one-day adult pass costing just £11 – a £2 saving against the gate price. Those wanting early access to the autojumble on Saturday can buy an early bird ticket for £14 in advance which is a £3 discount. For more information see the EVENT PAGE or call 01507 529529. SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER As traditional as the event itself, the Saturday evening of the Hagon Shocks-sponsored Classic Dirt Bike Show sees the hosting of a three-course sit-down meal with the weekend’s guests of honour taking on speaking duties. It will cost you just £32 for a seat, which includes your food and all of the evening’s entertainment. To...

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Birchall brothers to headline the Winter Classic

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

Birchall brothers to headline the Winter Classic

Former world sidecar champions the Birchall brothers are set to kick-start the new motorcycling season at the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic show in January. The season opener will welcome Ben and Tom as it returns to Newark Showground on January 7-8 2017. Joining compere Steve Plater on stage for interviews, the duo will cover a range of subjects including their many accomplishments – being former world sidecar champions, four-time TT race winners and the current sidecar TT lap record holders. They will also be available for signing autographs and presenting awards. The event will offer enthusiasts the chance to explore the hundreds of classic bikes on display and, hosting a number of traders and dealers, the show will be the perfect place to grab some parts and spares to complete any restoration projects. Visitors will also be encouraged to start a new restoration, or hopefully inspired to finish off any current work being carried out ready for the year ahead. And the Winter Classic won’t just be celebrating classic motorcycles, but also scooters as the popular Scooter World hall will be making a very welcome return. Triple British scooter champion Stuart Day will be about at the event, along with local scooter clubs, private entries and traders. Event planner Nick Mowbray said: “It’s going to be bigger and better than ever before. I look forward to meeting all of the gusts and especially the Birchall brothers. I can’t wait for the 2017 season to get started.” Discounted advance tickets are now on sale for the show, with a one-day adult pass costing just £8. Get more information on the EVENT...

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Fans flock to meet the stars of On Any Sunday

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016

Fans flock to meet the stars of On Any Sunday

ON ANY SUNDAY stars David Aldana and Gene Romero have staked their claims as the most popular Stafford bike show star guests, with thousands packing in to the huge annual event to meet their heroes. Compere Steve Plater had his work cut out keeping the lively ‘comedy duo’ on track during on stage interviews at the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show – October 15-16 – as they covered a range of subjects including the iconic film, their racing experiences and some entertaining stories from the glory years. Visitor Ian McDonald said: “Every year the guests of honour are great, this year they have gone up a gear… fantastic!”. Fellow showgoer Kev Hewitt added to the praise calling the pair “brilliant blokes and great characters”. Attracting attention as well as the two stars was a Husqvarna previously owned by Hollywood legend Steve McQueen who part-funded the On Any Sunday film, while the addition of the Suzuki Village at Staffordshire County Showground proved to be a hit also. Large crowds headed to the marquee to see Barry Sheene’s two world championship-winning RG500s among a host of other machines from the famous marque. And it was Suzuki which stole the headlines in the event awards with Heidi Cockerton’s rare 1965 K11T – displayed on the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club stand – scooping the honour of Best in Show. Head judge Dennis Frost called the machine “a window on a world that’s now gone” and explained that it had been an easy decision to select it for the top award: “The work Heidi has done is fantastic, and the added history of the bike made it a show stand-out. “Its documents reveal that it was imported by AMC in the mid-1960s as a road-going bike, but seems to have been modified to a trials machine with the addition of English wrist grips. There were probably only 20-30 of these made, and this is the only one we know of. “The last registered owner was in March 1968, so where the bike was between then and now creates a mystery which only adds to the intrigue.” Bonhams’ auction – another Stafford favourite – once again demonstrated the strength of the classic bike market as a 1924 Croft-Cameron Super Eight sold for £203,100, contributing to a sale total of £1,572,712. Hundreds of trade stands reported profitable weekends, enthusiasts enjoyed live action in the Classic...

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Stafford star guests cause a stir

Posted by on Oct 15, 2016

Stafford star guests cause a stir

On Any Sunday heroes David Aldana and Gene Romero have staked their claims to be the most popular guests of honour ever to grace the Stafford show! For an event which has seen the likes of Wayne Rainey, John McGuinness and John Surtees headline in the past few years that is some statement, but the crowds which packed round the main stage today to hear them talk have been among the busiest and most excited we’ve ever seen. And, boy, can they talk! The ‘comedy duo’ had fans captivated with their engaging and entertaining tales of motorcycling’s golden era, even going so far as to drag Mooneyes John Cooper on to the stage to join them in the fun. The pair return for their final interview today (Saturday, October 15) at 4pm, and on a further two occasions tomorrow (Sunday, October 16) – more info HERE. Trust us when we say, it’s one not to be...

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The BBC at Stafford

Posted by on Oct 15, 2016

The BBC at Stafford

This weekend’s Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show is in full swing with thousands pouring through the gates for one of the world’s biggest and best classic bike events. Yesterday though, on set-up Friday, BBC Radio Lancashire paid a visit to broadcast its afternoon programme live from Staffordshire County Showground. A range of guest speakers gave their own takes on what makes the Stafford show tick, and among them were the event’s guests of honour – On Any Sunday stars Dave Aldana and Gene Romero. You can listen HERE. And don’t forget the show runs all weekend – October 15-16 – so come and check it...

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Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show – Exhibitor List

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016

Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show – Exhibitor List

The Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Staffordshire County Showground opens its doors to the public tomorrow, and with so much excitement going on it’s easy to forget that at the heart of the Stafford show is the biggest collection of classic bike traders and autojumble stalls you will find anywhere on the planet! Project bikes, spares, parts, tools, riding gear, cleaning kit, accessories, memorabilia, reading material… you name it, our exhibitors have it for sale. To give you a chance to scope out the traders you want to see in advance of your visit, here’s a link to the up-to-date trade list: TRADE LIST.   ...

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Super sports twins lead Bonhams’ Autumn Stafford Sale

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016

Super sports twins lead Bonhams’ Autumn Stafford Sale

BONHAMS’ two annual Stafford sales have become among the most popular, well-attended and most valuable motorcycle auctions in UK, with the most recent events seeing record-breaking sales take place. This latest event looks set to follow the trend with plenty of excitement surrounding the 1924 Croft-Cameron Super Eight, which headlines hundreds of lots. With the Coventry-based company’s production only ever small-scale, this relatively rare example is expected to sell for upwards of £150,000. The V-twin has been in the same family ownership since the 1950s, and before that had only one previous owner. This Super Eight, is powered by an eight-valve 1000cc Anzani V-twin engine, and features Montgomery front forks. It has impeccable history and has hardly been seen since the 1960s, when it featured at the Earls Court motorcycle show and was ridden in several Banbury Runs. The Croft-Cameron’s last tax disc dates to 1969. Also in Bonhams’ sale are myriad fabulous motorcycles with a particularly healthy helping of veterans through to the ex-Roger Nicholls Sports Motorcycles TT Ducati. Among the other notable examples going under the hammer are  a 1948 Vincent Black Shadow, a 1907 Matchless V-Twin combination and a 1979 Kawasaki Z1000 TT racing bike. The auction takes place as part of the massive annual Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Staffordshire County Showground, October 15-16. Advance discount tickets are now on sale, offering a £2 saving against gate prices. Visit the show website for more details, or call 01507...

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