Our pick at the Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show

Even snow couldn’t hinder the Bristol show and the South Westalways surprises. Here’s six that caught our eye…

Words and Photography by Oliver Hulme

Three weeks separated the weekend when the Bath and West Showground was turned into a snow-covered winterscape, postponing the Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show, and the positively spring-like rescheduled event.

The later date was much better for it. A few traders failed to show, but those who did had a busy weekend and the bikes on show were a much healthier mix than usual.

We were there, amateurishly attacking the front forks on a Triumph Bonneville, and a huge thank you goes out to everybody who stopped by to help out – including Nathan the fireman who managed to undo a bottom stanchion nut that had defeated us; Monty from Monty’s Classics who helpfully pointed out before it was too late that we had put the stanchions on upside down and the unknown gentleman who lent us the fork leg extraction tool that he happened to have in his car and without whom we would still have been there.

We did get a chance to take a trip around the halls too, and there were some splendid and unusual machines to take a look at.

Read more and view more images in the April 2019 issue of CBG – on sale now!

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