Suzuki set for Stafford!

If you love Suzukis and are heading for the CMM Stafford Show this October, boy are you in for a treat.

Over the weekend of October 15-16, the 23rd Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show will take place, with its normal smorgasbord of motorcycling brilliance, but this year there’s more than an added dash of splendid Suzukis on show.

This year will see a dedicated Suzuki area, which will contain all the best-known owners’ clubs and groups, including the Suzuki Owners’ Club, The Kettle Club, Air-Cooled Suzuki, Team Classic Suzuki and the GT/X7 Owners’ Club. Robinsons Foundry will also be selling parts and clothing in the Suzuki area, while Crooks Suzuki and Redcar Motorcycles will be on hand to help any show-goers with any Suzuki-based classic queries.

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Best of all – in celebration of Barry Sheene’s two 500cc World Championships – his title-winning bikes from those years have been shipped over from the family home in Australia, paid for by Suzuki. Tim Davies, of Suzuki GB, explains: “We couldn’t miss the opportunity to share these rare Suzuki championship-winning bikes with the CMM Stafford Show crowd. We will also be displaying the GSX-R750F and TL1000S road-bikes that we refurbished and Team Classic Suzuki will also be showing a number of other classic race bikes, such as the XR69 ridden at the Classic TT by ?Michael Dunlop, an RG500 Mk10 and a pair of RGV500s, one ridden by Kevin Schwantz in Pepsi ?colours and the other a Movistar machine campaigned by Kenny Roberts Junior.”

The biggest news for the best event in the classic calendar is that the stars of ‘On Any Sunday’ the legendary Seventies film will be in attendance: Dave Aldana, Don Emde, Mert Lawwill and Gene Romero will be jetting in from the USA, so let’s hope Stafford in October is warm for them. We will be re-telling the story of this classic bike flick in CMM’s pages next month as part of our Stafford Show preview.

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