In fact attendance was well up year-on-year, so perhaps it’s a good omen for the rest of the classic biking calendar – or it could just be that after a fortnight of eating, drinking and listening to the rain on the roof, it’s a good way to spend a few hours looking at nice motorcycles.
A lot of shows are themed nowadays. The Classic Dirt Bike Show and the OBM Eurojumble both do what they say on the press release.
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The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Stafford in October concentrates on Japanese motorcycles, but Newark’s ‘USP’ is to give over two of the four exhibition halls to ‘scooter world’ and all things scootering.
The bike half offered something for everyone: pre- and postwar, technical excellence, Japanese, restored and unrestored, mud-pluggers and track racers and sprinters and motorcycles representing a baker’s dozen other classes.
Read more in the March issue of CBG