EVENTS

IT’S STAFFORD SHOWTIME

JOHN SURTEES AT STAFFORD SHOW THIS WEEKEND

Ah something to look forward to this weekend...it's the 34th Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show at Stafford!  So for lots to see and do on the 26th-27th April get along there.  It will be a unique event this year with the star attraction being John Surtees at this huge and famous classic motorcycle event.

John Surtees will be bringing not only himself but also the MV Agusta and Ferrari which took him to championship glory.  

James Robinson, editor of the event’s title publication The Classic Motorcycle, said:

“What John achieved in both bike and car disciplines is remarkable.
“He is a real master of machinery and it’s a great honour that he’s chosen to come to Stafford and grace us with his presence.

“It’ll be fascinating to hear him talk about his wide ranging experiences; surely he’s the only man in the world who was employed by both Enzo Ferrari and Count Agusta, as well as being Mike Hailwood’s boss!”

Also in attendance and taking a pivotal role in the show will be Steve Plater the former racer who will be compere and commentator this year.

Plater will be interviewing the guest of honour, and show manager Nick Mowbray said he was delighted to welcome the former British Supersport champion:

“Steve has been at several of our events in recent years and it’s fantastic that he is coming on board as compere for Stafford. “We’re especially looking forward to his interaction with John Surtees; those interviews will be excellent.”

It’s not just special guests who’ll be welcomed either, as rows of stunning display machines showcase the very best that the classic motorcycle world has to offer.

Top billing will perhaps go to the one and only Moto Major, an incredible looking, one-off machine built by Italian Salvatore Majorca in 1949 – it’s a bike that has never been seen in the UK before.

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1949 Moto Major

James Robinson added:

“I’m looking forward to getting in among the private entries and display bikes to see what gems are at the show.
“The National Motorcycle Museum is back this year, the Rolls-Royce Motorcycle Club is bringing a 1923 Cotton with a 349cc ohc engine which owner Tony Trueman believes to be the only one in existence and the Bonhams auction always has an incredible selection.”

The event doesn't only consist of the famous and noteworthy - it is also full of hall after hall of traders, manufacturers and autojumbles, and there is live action in the form of the world famous Wall of Death.

Advance tickets for the 34th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show are on sale now from www.classicbikeshows.com, or can be purchased over the phone by calling 01507 529529 – with an advance one day adult ticket costing £10, a £3 saving on the gate price.

The show is open from 9am – 6pm on Saturday and 9am – 5pm on Sunday. Parking is free.

Posted by Lucy England
for Wemoto News on 22 April 2014 in Events

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