What we found at Newark…

Julie Price’s 1949 Triumph Speedtwin

Kawasaki Z1000 (1979)
Bought from the Classic Bike Shows Stafford event some five years ago, current owner Des Price has nurtured this wonderful machine back to health. After "sorting out the many cock-ups and removing a totally worn out engine", Des has lovingly restored this machine to its former glory singlehandedly. Every nut and bolt, every lick of paint has been completed by himself.

Triumph Speedtwin (1949)
Before current owner Julie Price purchased her beloved Triumph back in 2001, it had been owned by just one careful owner. Still used daily until the mid-1980s, the Speedtwin boasts a near-complete set of genuine parts with only the rear light and exhaust being unorigional parts.

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Kawasaki KH800Kawasaki Z1000 (1979)-A8 (1976)
With a restoration taking just one year, this Kawasaki has been returned to its former glory by current owner Alan Cooper using 99% o.e.m. parts.

Ducati MHR 900 (1979)
Garry Kendrick's Ducati proudly won first prize in the Private Entry display here at Newark this January… and what a deserved winner he is!

Norton Dominator (1958)Norton Dominantor 99 (1958)
Current owner Mark Savage tells us about he much loved Dommi. "It still comes with its 
original frame, engine (OK it has a slilghtly later cyllinder head) and gearbox. I am only the third owner since new and I bought it from Stafford show in April 2012 as a project bike. Like so many simply restorations, it ended up becoming a total strip and rebuild. As time progressed, it soon became nicknamed the Dominatrix as it demanded more money and time!"

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We've also managed to sneak a peek behind the scenes of a Classic Bike Guide photoshoot with guest of honour Roger Marshall's bike. Check out this super speedy video (below) of the route it took from the main stage to the shoot itself…

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