The oldest and largest of all the classic shows, The International Classic Motorcycle Show is very much a traditional show that attracts the best from around the world. It is always a great draw for the enthusiast and last year over 26,000 people flocked to the showground, will you be one of them this year?
The Vincent Owners Club promise, as ever, a fine selection of the famous Stevenage-built machines, plus an added interest will be the recently completed 2006 Black Shadow replica, built entirely from new club spares scheme-supplied parts. The BSA Rocket Gold Star Owners Club will feature an impressive 13-strong line up of the 650cc twins, including an American spec’ 1962 Spitfire Scrambler. Elsewhere, relive the days of ‘sixteener special’ mopeds on the Sports Moped Club stand, with Garellis, Gileras, Fantics and of course Yamaha’s famous ‘Fizzie’ – garish colours and metal-flake paint will abound!
The Malmesbury Club, which has something of a reputation for going that extra mile with regard to club stand presentation, has another spectacular line-up planned, this time celebrating the centenary of the TT – Nortons, Hondas, Yamahas, Rudges plus a NUT and a BSA sidecar outfit are among the contrasting competition machines promised.
There’ll be a TT theme on the Velocette Owners Club stand too, with the Velocette Thruxtons which finished first and second in the 1967 500cc Production TT both represented. The runner-up – ridden by Keith Heckles – is still essentially original, while all that remains of the Neil Kelly’s winner is the engine, which has been built into a complete machine.
The show will also be entertaining as The Caiman Club are back with us again, who are crossing the channel from Dunkirk, bringing some nice continental machines including – among others – a rare 1929 Terrot.
As usual, looking after the many visitors to the event is of utmost importance to the organisers, therefore with the high volume of disabled vehicles, the disabled parking has been moved to the large visitors’ car park, opposite the main entrance.
Exhibition Manager, Nick Mowbray said, “The line-up for 2007 looks outstanding. With famous TT Legends as our Guests of Honour and a new Dirt Bike Hall, we are sure traders and visitors will be looking forward to the show as much as we are”.
VIP Guests attending The 27th International Classic Motorcycle Show
The 27th International Classic Motorcycle Show at Stafford County Showground on 28 -29 April will see an impressive VIP Guest list with the following already confirmed as attending the show on both days.
Ken Sprayson, Chris Vincent, Sammy Miller, Colin Seeley, Tommy Robb, Tony Rutter, Robbie Allan, Malcolm Wheeler, Tony Dunnell, Richard Quayle and Phil Read.
Classicbikeshow’s Exhibition Manager, Nick Mowbray is delighted that such an impressive line up of stars are showing their support for the show.