Classic Bike Clubs have snatched up the stand space in the dedicated bike hall at this year’s Classic Motor Show in record time. Around 30 clubs will showcase motorcycles spanning the past 60 years throughout the show, which takes place from 13th to 15th November at Birmingham’s NEC.
Naturally, Britain’s great classic motorcycle marques – those that form the backbone of the classic bike movement – will have a strong presence. Representing iconic household names will be the Norton Owners’ Club as well as the Triumph Owners’ Motorcycle and the BSA Owners’ Club. Also showcasing its club’s best will be the AJS & Matchless Owners, the Ariel Owners, the Royal Enfield Owners, the Francis Barnett Owners’ and the Vincent HRD Owners’ Club, bringing back those leather-clad, oily-fingered memories.
Perhaps you’re a dyed-in-the-wool enthusiast who gets their kicks from something a bit more exotic and unusual? Well, there’s also plenty to fuel your float chamber.
Enthusiasts for early motorcycles will be pleased to see the Association of Pioneer Motorcyclists’ display while fans of Japanese models will be fascinated by the bikes on show from the UK Honda Turbo Association, the Kawasaki Triples Club and the intriguingly titled Kettle Club.
Then, of course, there are the gorgeous bikes on the Moto Guzzi Club GB, MV Augusta Owners’ Club GB and the International Laverda Owners’ Club stands which will delight everyone with their delicate lines and immaculate detailing which only the Italians seem to manage.
So if that little lot has got you drooling at the prospect of all that motorcycle loveliness and eagerly noting the dates of the NEC Classic Motor Show down in your diary, don’t forget you’ll also be able to check out the regional and single-model bike clubs, charitable trusts and motor sport-based clubs, too.
Ace Café London will be searching for the best cafe racers to enter and be displayed as a major feature in a new, Ace Cafe Racer Concours competition. With prizes and awards for winners, the display is to showcase as wide an array of machines a possible of this uniquely British born style of motorcycle which today are increasingly regarded the world over as legendary icons.
Top this off with trade stands offering motorcycling memorabilia, helmets, leathers and everything else you can think of and the popular bike jumble, and you’ll be in motorcycle heaven as well as having full access to the rest of this classic motoring extravaganza.
For more information, the latest show updates and to book tickets, visit www.classicbiker.co.uk.