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Three Greeves needed to complete historic display

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017

Three Greeves needed to complete historic display

Three vital machines are still needed for a line-up of Greeves scramblers – one for each year the company existed – at the upcoming Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks.

No fewer that 21 scramblers are currently set to appear, but display secretary Dave Bradley wants to hear from anyone who owns a machine which would make up a full set.

Alan Wright, show consultant, said: “All we need are 1958 and 1959 Hawkstones and a 1969 Griffon (moorland blue for 250 and plain red for the 380).”

If you own one of these, then please get in touch with Dave on 01777 870826.

Once complete, the display will be a world first showcasing one Greeves motorcycle for every year that the company existed from its first production in 1954 through to its very last 1976 QUB Mk 2 380cc Griffon.

The famous firm was formed in Essex, after Bert Greeves – while mowing his lawn – came up with an idea to help give motorised movement to his disabled cousin, Derry Preston Cobb.. He developed his idea, and the light blue 197cc Villiers-powered Invacar went into production.

Bert then started manufacturing off-road motorcycles and road machines, followed by road racers. All of these were built in their thousands, but it was in scrambling that Greeves became the world leader in the 60s, with names like Brian Stonebridge and Dave Bickers winning in the UK and abroad.

The Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks takes place at Telford International Centre on Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19. Discounted advance tickets are now on sale, with a one-day adult pass costing £11 – a £2 saving on the gate price. On Saturday, visitors can get early access to the autojumble at 9am with a special one-day ticket price of just £14. Normal opening times are 10am-5pm on Saturday, and 10am-4pm on Sunday. For more information, and to book tickets, visit the EVENT PAGE.

The traditional Saturday evening dinner will take place at the Holiday Inn Telford, just a stone’s throw from the International Centre where all of the weekend’s action will be taking place.

Show guests Roger Harvey and Peter Duke will be attending with between- and after-dinner speeches, culminating in stories from their fascinating and storied careers within the motorcycle industry. A seat at the dinner costs just £32 per person and includes a three-course meal followed by coffee.

To confirm your seats, visit our TICKET PAGE and select the option from the drop down menu, or alternatively call our customer services team by dialing 01507 529529 and pay over the phone using your debit or credit card. When booking, you will be asked to confirm the names of all the attendees you are buying for, along with any information about individual dietary requirements.