The 2015 Putoline Classic Dirt Bike Show is cranking up the gears to encompass and rejoice in all elements of the classic off-road scene and, to keep fans of classic road racing entertained, the exhibition will also include the Classic Racer Paddock showcasing some stunning TT-winning machines.
The Show, taking place in the heart of the midlands at the International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, will run over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of February 2015, and will mark a number of memorable moments from the worlds of off-road and road-racing.
It is some forty years since the legendary Vic Allan became the first rider to win both 250cc and 500cc British motocross championships and also when Graham Noyce was awarded the Pinhard Prize. This year too marks the 40th anniversary of Martin Lampkin being crowned world trials champion, and all these highpoints will be celebrated next month.
Over on the tarmac side of the sport, the Manx decade is remembered, with 50 years having passed since the first Manx ISDT and 40 since the last. A display of racing Nortons through the ages, from the National Motorcycle Museum, will form part of a special exhibit showcasing the marque’s rich history on the Isle of Man. The Classic Racer Paddock will house a Classic TT winning works Paton and the world’s fastest Royal Enfield, courtesy of the Flitwick Motorcycles Team Linsdell. Future TT star Ollie Linsdell and his father Steve – a TT rostrum man himself – will both be at the show to chat with visitors. An ex-John McGuinness 2000 TT Vimto Honda SP1 and a 1996 Terry Rymer Old Spice Ducati 955, both part of Mike West’s collection, are also set to appear.
Pre-booked day tickets are priced at just £11; or £14 for those wanting early entry in the autojumble. The advance rate represents a saving of £3 or £4 on the gate price respectively and tickets are on sale now via links at www.classicbikeshows.com or by calling 01507 529542.
The Putoline Classic Dirt Bike Show, 21st/22nd February 2015, Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH.