THOUSANDS of visitors descended on the Telford International Centre for the Classic Dirt Bike Show last weekend, admiring the fantastic bikes on display and picking up one-off parts for their next off-road project.
The show was packed with off-road machines, private restorations and an array of clubs, with the outdoor autojumble overflowing with bargains. Legendary off-road stars Dougie Lampkin and John Banks attracted crowds as they were interviewed by Jack Burnicle about their adventures and quizzed about the highs and lows of their careers.
The winner of the Best in Show was an immaculate 1969 Bultaco Matador 250cc exhibited by Dave Wood, who also took home the Best Enduro prize.
Event planner Nick Mowbray said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the turnout of the show. The event was a sell-out for trade, clubs and private entries and was enjoyed by thousands of like-minded off-road enthusiasts over the weekend. The show is getting bigger and better each year and we cannot wait to see what 2020 brings.”
Tony Hutchison, from sponsor Hagon Shocks, said: “Wonderful show, with a great atmosphere and incredible bikes which generated lots of interest. It is always great to catch up with old customers and fantastic to meet new ones. We are already looking forward to the 2020 show.”
Save the date for next year’s Classic Dirt Bike Show – February 15-16, 2020. The next event in the Classic Bike Shows calendar is The Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show this weekend, February 23-24, held at the Royal Bath & West Showground. For more information, please visit www.bristolclassicbikeshow.com