Stafford Show preview

One of the world’s biggest classic bike bonanzas takes place this weekend – and there’s so much going on at the 25th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show that you’ll need a map to navigate your way to all the best bits. As it happens, we’ve a handy-dandy diagram right here, and some suggestions for what to see at Stafford……

Rudge Ulster GP Special

The Scottish Classic Motorcycle Show takes place in Ayr at the end of June, and the indoor halls are usually packed full of eye-catching classic bikes. Last year, this 1932 Rudge was one among them, showing off its famous bronze-head and four-valve top end arrangement… In the late 1920s and early 30s Rudge were one of the top teams competing…

Stafford Show Preview

Get ready to cram as many classic bikes as you can into a single weekend – the Carole Nash Classic Motor Cycle Show returns to Stafford on 21st and 22nd April. The UK’s biggest old bike show sprawls across half a dozen halls and outdoor arenas, with special guests, classics in action, an extended two-day auction of collector’s motorcycles and…

BMW Mystic

A Bridgestone 350 won the official award for the best in show bike at this autumn’s Stafford Show. But RC’s editor chose an entirely different classic bike as his machine of the moment. Frank Westworth asks Motorworks to play Mystic for me… Everywhere we look these days, it appears that one of several current great trends is to take an…

Stafford Show Report

Each year, the line separating classic British steeds from Japanese classics seems to blur a little more, with some vintage Oriental iron now being 50 years old. Add in the usual suspects from Italian and German manufacturers, and the result is a classic bike show with something for all tastes… as Morgan Rue found out on an unseasonably warm October…

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…