John McGuinness, the 21 times TT winner, has been confirmed as guest of honour for October’s classic bike event in Stafford.
The Morecambe Missile will headline the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show on October 17-18, and he’ll be in attendance all weekend at Staffordshire County Showground participating in interviews, race paddock sessions and award presentations.
Initial news of the announcement broke on the Classic Bike Shows Facebook page at the end of last month and was met with much excitement by followers.
Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray said: “John is one of the biggest names in motorcycling and we can’t wait to welcome him to one of the biggest classic events on the biking calendar. A veteran of 18 Isle of Man TTs, he will offer an unrivalled insight into the world’s most famous motorcycle races as well as many of the many competitors, both rivals and friends, who he’s lined up against. He will surely have a wealth of stories from a stellar career.
“Showgoers will also look forward to hearing McGuinness’s thoughts on this year’s TT competition, on which the dust will have settled by the time October comes around. Will he have added to his 21 race wins? Will he have set any more records? How many more years can he compete at the top level? Compere Steve Plater will be tasked with getting all the answers.”
Following on from a hugely successful Stafford April event, the October weekend will continue the momentum with plans in place to repeat the success of the new Restoration Theatre along with continuing the popular Cavalcade sessions.
With the growing popularity of emerging and modern classics from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and even 90s, the show focuses on these machines with iconic Japanese and European marques featuring heavily. More than 900 traders, dealers and autojumble stands will offer a wealth of parts and spares, there are a host of excellent club stands, Bonhams will host the Autumn Stafford Sale and visitors can enjoy exciting live action in the GP paddock and off-road area.
Further information can be found on the event’s dedicated page HERE.Guest of honour at Stafford October… TT legend John McGuinness