Show-Stoppers: Winter Classic

It’s brave to hold a bike show in the middle of winter but, as Roy Workman reports, most of this event is tucked away indoors. Held over the first weekend in January, the CBG Winter Classic effectively kickstarts the new motorcycling year. For the more hardy autojumblers there is a large marquee, while other traders with outdoor stands on the…

Winter Warmer

The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic takes place on 6th and 7th January at Newark Showground. The indoor venue offer a safe haven from whatever the weather is doing (although some brave traders do set up their stalls outside, braving Jack Frost and brass monkeys), and this year the organisers have added two additional halls – making this…

Classic Bike Auction

As usual, the autumn Stafford Show will host a Bonhams auction of classic motorcycles. Some 200 classic bikes will go under the hammer and we’ll be keeping an eye on our favourites. Some folks focus on the exclusive array of upmarket machines in these sales, and there are Gold Stars, Broughs, Vincents and Manx Nortons aplenty. There’s also a superb…

See Sheene’s machines at Stafford

The Carole Nash Classic Mechanics Show is so mightily immense that you could easily spend all day at the showground and still not see everything. So here’s our handy-dandy guide of what to see at Stafford this October… The Suzuki Village is a special feature, displaying a stack of rare racing machines of the marque. These include the two RG500s…

Boston Bike Night

Every year, for one night only in July, the small town of Boston in Lincolnshire overflows with motorcycles of all shapes, sizes and descriptions. Roy Workman went along to admire the classic bikes… It seems like only yesterday that I was at this meeting last year. Time really does fly when you’re enjoying yourself! This meeting at Boston is the…

A totally tram-tastic day!

Some 1500 visitors made the most of the summer sunshine at Crich Tramway Village in July, when it hosted a Classic Motorcycle Day in conjunction with the Vincent Owners’ Club. Over 300 British and international classic bikes were displayed, creating an extra special atmosphere as the old bikes mingled with vintage trams in this unique location. ‘I came up from…