If you want all that’s best in the world of modern classic motorcycling then you cannot afford to miss the 21st Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show. Held over the weekend of October 18-19, the show promises to be the best ever!
There’s a top guest of honour, all the stands, traders and autojumble that could help finish your latest project, some brilliant bikes on display as well as clothing stands, food, fun and laughter with your biking mates.
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Topping the bill is Pierfrancesco Chili, known as ‘Frankie’ by his legion of adoring fans. The genial Italian’s career stretches back to the 1980s, with spells in 500cc Grands Prix, 250 GPs and World Superbikes. He is remembered for 'the battle of Assen' and winning the controversial Misano 500cc race in 1989, which was held in wet conditions and with many of the top riders refusing to race. However, he is best known for his passion and determination in the WSB races of the 1990s and early 2000s, where he was one of the pacesetters in a time when the series could boast riders of the calibre of Carl Fogarty, Aaron Slight, John Kocinski, Anthony Gobert and Simon Crafar.
While Chili is the special guest – the real stars of the show are you and the bikes you bring to exhibit. Around 30,000 of you visit the show and at the many club stands you’ll see the very best of bikes from the 1960s through to the 1990s.
It isn’t just club stands: the event takes place (as ever) at the Staffordshire County Showground and features more than 900 trade stands and autojumble plots to help you find that elusive part.
Don’t forget the live action arena, Bonhams auction and other events yet to be announced.
Attracting the crowds as usual will be the Classic Dirt Bike Experience with the Owd Codgers trials demos, as well as the roar of many famous racing motorcycles in the Classic Racer GP Paddock.
What IS new for 2014 is the Cavalcade, which will take place in the Main Arena. Bikes from 1960 through to the very present day will be part of the cavalcade on both days, at 11am and 2pm. Any form of motorcycle will be welcome – from race to road, custom to cruiser, special to rat bike or military to miscellaneous.
Advance tickets cost £10 for adults, £9 for OAPs and £3 for children. On the gate prices are £13 per adult, £12 for OAPs and £4 for children. Don’t forget parking is free! Gates open from 9am-6pm Saturday and 9-5pm Sunday.
For more information on everything to do with the show including the new cavalcade go to: www.classicbikeshows.com
The 21st Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, October 18-19, 2014, Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD.
09.00 Show opens
09.00 Bonhams sale open for viewing*
10.00 Owd Codgers Kick Start at the side of the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
10.30 Owd Codgers Trials demo at the side of the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
11.00 Bonhams Memorabilia & Spares auction commences*
11.00 World Champion Frankie Chili on stage – Main Hall
12.00 Bonhams motorcycle auction commences*
12.00 Firing up the legends in the Classic Racer GP Paddock, with Frankie Chili signing autographs
13.00 Tim Britton, editor of Classic Dirtbike, on stage with the off-road stars – Dirt Bike Experience Hall
13.30 Owd Codgers Kick Start at the side of the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
14.00 Owd Codgers Trials demo at the side of the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
15.00 Firing up the legends in the Classic Racer GP Paddock, with Frankie Chili signing autographs
16.00 Trophy presentation on stage with World Champion Frankie Chili – Main Hall
*Bonhams catalogue needed