The popular 32nd Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show returns this weekend to the Stafford County Showground. The show is always a big hit with motorcycle fans, with over 30,000 people flocking to last year’s event. This year promises to pull in big crowds once again thanks to a superb mix of attractions, including club and trade stands, a huge autojumble and displays of rare and impressive machinery from around the world.
It was recently announced that a trio of Crocker V-Twins known as the Holy Grail of American Motorcycles will make a rare appearance at the show, giving UK bike fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these sought-after machines in the flesh before they are auctioned off in the USA.
In addition to this incredible one-off display, visitors can enjoy the Classic Racer Grand Prix Paddock featuring a fascinating display of race machines, including a selection of 1970s Triumphs, BSAs, Suzukis and Yamahas. Legendary, multiple racing champion Giacomo Agostini is the show’s guest of honour. On Saturday night, he will host ‘An audience with’ and will be joined by his old rivals, eight-time world champion Phil Read and John Cooper, who famously battled with Ago at Mallory Park in 1971.
For trials fans – or those wanting to discover this skillful discipline for the first time – there will be a live demonstration by Classic Dirt Bike editor Tim Britton, triple world trials champion Yrjo Vesterinen and Scottish Six Days Trial winner Mick Andrews.
On Sunday, show-goers will have the opportunity to get their hands on some rare and beautiful machinery at the Bonhams auction. This year will see over 400 lots on sale including a 1995 Ferrari 900cc by ‘David Kay Engineering’, 1934 596cc Flying Squirrel and a 1967 Moto Guzzi 124cc Stornello.
Title sponsor Carole Nash will be on hand to offer expert advice on the best insurance polices to protect your cherished pride and joy. The UK’s favourite motorcycle insurance broker offers a host of bespoke benefits for classic bike owners, including salvage retention rights, free agreed value and UK and European accident and breakdown cover.
“The Stafford show is a major event on the Carole Nash calendar and one we always look forward to,” said Carole Nash events manager Sarah Griffiths. “The organisers have crammed so much into this year’s event that it really is one not to be missed for classic bike fans. Come along to see us – you won’t be disappointed!”
Gates open at 9am on both days before closing at 6pm on Saturday 28 April and 5pm on Sunday 29 April. Pre-booked tickets for the show cost £10 for an adult, £8.50 for seniors and £3 for under-15s. On the gate it’s £12, £10.50 and £4.