The Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show – hampered by the Somerset floods in 2014 – came back with a bang for 2015 and the sun shone as Charterhouse Auctioneers racked up sales totalling more than £250,000 in its debut Bristol bike sale.
Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray said: “We were delighted with both days of the event and many aspects exceeded our expectations, particularly the auction which was a resounding success.”
Among the many highlights was a Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle which sold for £55,000 while several barn-find restoration projects were snapped up including a 1932 Norton machine. Charterhouse will host another auction, this time related to classic cars, at the same Somerset venue this coming weekend, the 14th and 15th of February, as part of The Great Western Autojumble.
Alongside the stunning machines at the Bristol show were a host of trade and autojumble stands as the event continued its long tradition of bringing together all manner of bikes, parts, spares, riding kit and accessories ahead of a new season of riding and restoring.
Exhibition manager Nick added: “Last year’s Bristol show was excellent, but there’s no denying it was severely affected by the awful weather conditions encountered by the region in the early part of 2014. It was wonderful to see the crowds come back in huge numbers for what is many people’s favourite two-wheel event of the year.”
Classic Bike Shows’ next event is the Putoline Classic Dirt Bike Show in Telford on February the 21st and 22nd of February, followed by the International Classic MotorCycle Show, which takes place at Staffordshire County Showground on April the 25th and 26th 2015.