Bristol’s Classic is ready for the off

FEBRUARY SEES THE annual show season move up a gear with the arrival of the Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show. 

This year’s event is on February 2 & 3 at the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet. The show is well-known for the extravagant exhibitions put on by the local motorcycle clubs who go all out to impress and there is fierce competition for the much-coveted ‘best stand’ award. 

The event is a magnet for enthusiasts, club members and traders alike – attracting thousands from all over the country and beyond. Bristol is also known for showing off some of the finest examples of privately-owned classic motorcycles in the country, many appearing for the first time after a winter’s spannering. 

All those who bring their motorcycle along are automatically entered to win a variety of different awards, including the prestigious best in show prize. Owners of private entries also receive two all-weekend entry wristbands and their bike will be admired by thousands all weekend.

Alongside the retailers in the main show hall will be the machines of dozens of private owners offering up their pride and joys for public scrutiny, including everything from immaculate showroom-condition restorations to oily rag daily runners. Visitors will also discover that the Bristol show’s retailers have a great deal to offer, while the autojumble gives the opportunity to pick up that vital widget to finish off your own project. 

Taking up most of the outdoor space at the show and inside the large Edmund Rack Hall, the autojumble is usually the first stop for most visitors as soon as they walk through the gates. The 2019 show will also host several Sunday-only autojumble plots, bringing in more opportunities for visitors to double their number of bargains. If you are interested in booking one of these pitches, they’re available for just £20. There will also be the opportunity to pick up a bargain with the Charterhouse Auction on Sunday offering everything from concours classics to rusty relics. Visit to preview the sale. 

To find out how to book a jumble space, enter your classic, book a club stand or retail space, or just to buy a ticket, visit