THE CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW SPONSORED BY HAGON SHOCKS MOVES UP ANOTHER GEAR
THOUSANDS of off-road fans descended on Telford’s International Centre last weekend to meet dirt bike legends and admire an array of classic machinery.
The Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks is Europe’s largest classic off-road event for classic trials, enduro, scrambles and speedway bikes. The halls were filled to the rafters with some of the very best in off-road bikes from numerous clubs and private restorations, while the outside autojumble focusing on off-road sport was also busy with tons of bargains to be had.
The star guests – Gerrit Wolsink, Colin Dommett, Peter Duke and Alf Hagon – caused a stir as they spoke about their career exploits on stage with Jack Burnicle.
Jeff Smith MBE also made the transatlantic journey to sign copies of his new book at the show.
The coveted Best in Show prize was awarded to a stunning 1969 Jawa 420 motocross bike owned by Bill Henson. Other weekend winners included a 1967 250 Greeves Anglian, which won Best Trials, and the Westmorland Motor Club, who won the Best Club Stand.
Event planner Andy Catton said: “The standard of bikes on display during both days of the annual show was again excellent. Clubs and individual exhibitors produced a fantastic spectacle in the venue’s halls and there were some gems to be had in the autojumble.
“I would like to thank everyone who attended the show including all our traders, guests, exhibitors and our loyal sponsor, Hagon Shocks, who brought an impeccable collection of historic Hagon bikes!”
The next event in the Classic Bike Shows calendar is The 38th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show, to be held at the Staffordshire County Showground on April 21-22.
For more information and tickets, please visit www.classicbikeshows.com.