We can already imagine the hustle and bustle as club members and concours
entrants get together to compare their winter rebuilds and, judging by the
application forms for private entries that we have received, the winter
restorations are awe-inspiring. Even the restorations that are nearing
completion look stunning. Every application looked so amazing that we just
didn't want to turn anyone away, so we decided to accept more private
entries than ever before.
Just a few of the excellent examples on display will be a 1951 98cc James
Cadet displayed by Richard Lane and often used by the Post Office. We also
have a cracking example of a 1966 248cc Racing Ducati Mach 1. Phil Baines is
also bringing along a couple of superb machines - a 50cc 1970 Minarelli
Racer and an excellent 250cc 1964 Honda CB72. Another bike with a
fascinating history is the 1968 BSA D7 Bantam of Mrs Lyn Page. Mrs Page
actually won this bike in a raffle for 50p (it was later restored by her
There is also a new trophy to be won at the show, called 'Best Private
Display' and awarded to the best collection of private bikes at the show.
We have also added the 'Best Honda in Show' trophy. This is to be awarded in
memory of John Burton, a founder member of the Historic Honda Collection who
died in November.
New to the Bristol Show this year is the prize money for best club stand.
The £500 first prize has really had the club stand applications flying in.
In fact, the response had been so great that we had more clubs apply than
ever before, and with it being the 25th anniversary of the show we wanted to
accommodate every possible club to make it a memorable event. We have therefore taken on another hall to accommodate the extra applications. This has enabled us to accept eight clubs more than was previously possible (that is approximately 100 more bikes than last year), and includes six clubs new
to the Bristol show - the Honda Owners Club, Bultaco Club, BSA Owners Club,
Katana Owners Club, Bridport Classic Bike Club, and the Goldstar Owners
We also have three clubs making a welcome comeback - Avon Wings, Black Hawk
Motorcycle Club and the Greeves Riders Association.
With Autojumble space selling out fast, the hire of the new hall was also
the perfect opportunity to include more autojumblers. A few of the first
traders to have taken up pitch in the new hall are The Polishing Shop,
Henford Trading, MER Products and Bantam John. However, space in this new
hall is also filling up quickly so, if you wanted to have an Autojumble plot
at the show, there is still time, but hurry! Contact the organisers on the
number below to apply for stand space.
The show gates open at 10am, closing at 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets
cost £8 for adults, £6 for OAPs and £2 for under-15s. Advance tickets are
available at a saving on our ticket hotline - 01507 529300 - or you can book
online at www.classicbikeshows.com
For more details for stand space, contact our show team, Nick or Glynis, on
01507 529430/1 or visit www.classicbikeshows.com
or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The 25th International Classic Motorcycle Show Sponsored by Carole Nash
Insurance Consultants Ltd at the County Showground Stafford 23-24 April,
The Classic Bike Guide Summer Show and Autojumble, at Bath and West
Showground, Shepton Mallet 11-12 June 2005.
The 12th Classic Mechanics Show at the Stafford County Showground 15-16
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