CRACKING KICK-START TO THE OFF-ROAD SEASON

Thousands of dirt bike enthusiasts flocked into the Telford International Centre last weekend to mark the start of the off-road season at the Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks. 

American World Trials champion of 1979, Bernie Schreiber and British 500cc motocross champion Bryan ‘Badger’ Goss graced the stage over the weekend as they were interviewed by supreme commentator Jack Burnicle. The iconic off-road legends attracted crowds on both days as they delved into tales of their off-road adventures.

Private restorations, club displays and off-road machines polished to perfection were admired by visitors throughout the weekend. Attendees also kitted themselves out ready for the off-road season, purchasing new riding gear, accessories, off-road parts and even complete machines.

The Best in Show award winner this year was a stunning 1955 Husqvarna Sports 175 exhibited by Mick Beech. Other award winners include a rare 1987 ATK MX 560 which won Best Motocross and a pristine 1971 Maico RS 125. 

Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray said: “What a cracking show! We’ve received some fantastic feedback from visitors and traders over the last few days with the event being enjoyed by many in the off-road scene. The star guests were fantastic and the show had a great atmosphere all weekend. Bring on 2021!”

Keep an eye out for the dates for next year’s show. The next event in the Classic Bike Shows calendar is the 40th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show held at Staffordshire Showground on April 25-26. For more information, please visit www.classicbikeshows.com

Photos – Mortons Media

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