Diary Dates

Fancy a day out?

JANUARY

28 ’Normous Newark Autojumble.
The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts NG24 2NY.

FEBRUARY

1-4 Rally With a Chalet. Pontins, Coastal Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 2PZ. www.southportoriginalcruisers.webs.com. original.cruisers@hotmail.co.uk.           Tel. 07732 696438.

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2-4 NI Motorcycle Festival. Ireland’s biggest bike show will include entries from classic and vintage motorcycle clubs who will be having a hall of their own to display their bikes, and an autojumble. Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Halftown Road, Sprucefield, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, BT27 5RF. www.motorcyclefest.tv. info@nuttravel.com. Tel. 0287 035 1199.

2-4 Bremen Classic Motorshow. Bremen Messe, Bremen, Germany. The organisers of the Bremen Classic Motorshow are hosting an exhibition entitled “Best of British – The TT Legends”. This will feature 20 original classic Isle of Man Tourist Trophy racers.                       www.classicmotorshow.de

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3-4 The 38th Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show. The Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is the venue for this show – an event that marks the start of the season for many. With a friendly atmosphere, Classic Bike Shows’ annual trip to Britain’s South West is well known for the extravagant exhibitions put on by the local motorcycle clubs who go all out to impress. There are several inside halls filled with a blend of traders, dealers and autojumble stands. It’s a full day out and a must visit for any true classic enthusiast. A showgoers’ favourite, the size of the halls is a bonus with plenty of elbow room and there’s even a good number of outdoor stalls despite the early-season date. Charterhouse Auctions is holding its first sale of the year during the show and have an intriguing selection of bikes going under the hammer, including a 1970s period Matchless/AJS chopper, a selection of air-cooled BMWs, a Norton Atlas offered with no reserve and a guide price of £2000-3000 as well as a number of Triumph twins from a TRW 500 to a late T140 Bonneville. The show is at The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN. www.classicbikeshows.com/event/carolenash-bristol-classic-motorcycle-show/

4 Bike Jumble. Navestock Village Hall, Navestock Side, Near Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, CM14 5SD.         www.woodclass.com

4 Ace Cafe Bike Day. Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, N Circular Rd, Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD. london.acecafe.com

4 SCRMC Ltd Haggis Gathering at Lanark. The 26th Haggis Gathering is a classic/vintage and early Japanese motorcycle autojumble. The event, organised by the Scottish Classic Racing Motorcycle Club takes place at Lawrie & Symington Agricultural Centre, on the A73 opposite the racecourse. To book a space in the heated hall to sell jumble or your bike call Agnes on 01294 833320. agnescadger@tiscali.co.uk

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8 LE Velo Lancs & S Lakes meet. GB Antiques, Lancaster. Tel. 01772 782516.

10-11 Welsh Dragon Motorcycle Rally. Snowdonia, North Wales.                 www.conwymotorcycleclub.org.uk

11 Sunbeam MCC Gordon Jackson Trial. Bagshot Heath, Surrey. Contact Neil Sinclair 07885 660939.       sinclairndp@hotmail.co.uk

11 Ace Cafe Bike Day. Ace Corner,         N Circular Rd, Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD. london.acecafe.com

11 Ace Cafe London, MAG’s Fred Hill Memorial Ride-Out. Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, N Circular Rd, Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD. london.acecafe.com

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15 Geoff McGladdery and John Roach: The Trans American Trail. 7.30pm The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard. Geoff and John will give an illustrated talk on their journey along the legendary Trans-America-Trail – 30 days and 4500 miles on the forgotten dirt roads of America, from Atlanta in the East to San Francisco in the West, including crossing the Rockies. You can hear about the challenges, not just of keeping their classic bikes going, but riding the terrain, and surviving the American diet. There will be daring tales of dealing with officialdom and bureaucracy in the land of Trump and the answer to the question: “Why were they stopped three times by the police?” Their bikes; a 1971 Cheney Triumph ISDT Replica and a 1983 350cc Moto-Morini Kanguro Special will be on display along with their equipment and riding gear. Admission £5. Conquest Theatre, Bromyard HR7 4LL.             www.conquest-theatre.co.uk.

16-18 The MCN London Motorcycle Show. ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL. www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com.
Tel. 0844 873 7346.

17 Stunt Fest. Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7XA. www.santapod.com. Tel 01234 782828.

17 Scorton Auto & Bike Jumble. Scorton, North Yorkshire Events Centre DL10 6EJ. Tel. Bert 07909 904705.

17 Victoria MCC 3rd Birthday Party. The Victoria Club, Norton East Road, Norton Canes, Staffordshire, WS11 9RT.       www.victoriamcc.co.uk. victoriamcc123@gmail.com

17-18 The Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks. This show, held in Telford, has all the classic dirt biker could wish for. A major attraction of the show takes place on Saturday evening with the hosting of a three-course, sit-down meal while off-road legends recount memories of their exploits to assembled guests. The guest speakers for 2018 are; Gerrit Wolsink – Dutch five-times winner of the 500cc United States Grand Prix of motocross, who finished third in the 500cc world championship in 1975 and 1977 and second in 1976 and 1979, Colin Dommett – solo trials for the Cotton factory, competing in the ISDT, classic scrambling and latterly becoming the voice of the classic scrambles scene behind the commentator’s microphone who is still competing, 60 years on, and Peter Duke – successful off-road rider, ISDT competitor, founder of the Duke DVD empire and the son of late world champion motorcycle racer Geoff Duke The Classic Dirt Bike Show itself will feature appearances from Gerrit, Colin and Peter, plus top 35 Maico rider Roger Garrett – all interviewed during the day by Jack Burnicle. 2018 marks Hagon Shocks’ 60th anniversary and to celebrate, the Classic Dirt Bike Show will have the largest collection of Hagon competition motorcycles ever assembled. The Hagon family will also be joining the guests at the dinner table. Exhibition planner, Andrew Catton, said: “The meal will allow guests to hear fascinating tales from legends in the motorcycle industry. The Dirt Bike Show dinner is a special night in the off-road world not to be missed.” The dinner costs £33 per person and takes place at the Holiday Inn on site. Call 01507 529529
now to reserve your place or visit
www.classicmagazines.co.uk/cdbs. The International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH.

18 Battlesbridge Motorcycle Museum Numbfinger Run. Battlesbridge Motorcycle Museum, Maltings Road, Battlesbridge, Essex SS11 7RH.
Contact Dave Evans davejoolivia@googlemail.com

18 Ipswich Old Bike Jumble. New Village Hall, Great Blakenham, Suffolk IP6 0NJ. Admission £3, to book a pitch, costing £15, call Graham on 01473 830771

18 Huddersfield Autojumble. Old Market Building, Brook Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RG. Tel. Jeff 07795 505388. Email: jeffpff@hotmail.co.uk (provisional date)

18 Ace Cafe Bike Day. Ace Corner,
N Circular Rd, Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD. london.acecafe.com

18 Ace Cafe London, Ride-Out to MCN Bike Show at ExCeL. Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, N Circular Rd, Stonebridge, London
NW10 7UD. london.acecafe.com

18 LE Velo Lancs & S Lakes, Chipping. Meet in the village centre car park.
Tel. 01772 782516.

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23-25 20th Frozen Balls Up – Oddballs MCC. Sleap, Harmer Hill, Shropshire, West Midlands, SY4 3HE. www.oddballsmcc.co.uk. ticketsale_rally@hotmail.co.uk. Tel. 07779 866869.

25 ’Normous Newark Autojumble. A great day out for any car or motorcycle enthusiast, the ‘Normous Newark Autojumble offers a vast array of parts, restoration services and related products for a variety of vehicles on 10 separate Sundays throughout the year. Each ‘Normous Newark Autojumble sees Newark Showground filled with hundreds of inside and outside trade plots, as well as a classic car and bike display area. On-site catering units are available as well as an inside cafeteria. Run by a friendly and experienced team of event staff from Mortons Media, each ’Normous Newark Autojumble attracts a large number of visitors from across the UK in search of the great finds and bargains on offer. Easy access from Newark, Lincoln and Nottingham, just off the A1/A46/A47 junction, certainly the best regular autojumble for Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Leicestershire and beyond. The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts NG24 2NY.
www.newarkautojumble.co.uk
Tel. 01507 529529.

25 Ace Cafe London 59 Club. Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, N Circular Rd, Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD. london.acecafe.com

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