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Cancel your plans and clear your diary.
This weekend is the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Stafford, the weather’s set fair… and you simply have to be there!
It all takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, at Staffordshire County Showground. Gates open both days at 9am, and you’ll want to arrive as early as you can because there’s plenty to pack in.
Among the many highlights are the several hundreds of trade stands and autojumble plots that cover every corner of the huge venue. There is probably nowhere else where you can find so many classic bike spares, rare parts and projects available all in one place.
It’s not just things to buy, there’s loads to see as well! Club stands, private entry displays, the Restoration Theatre, the Classic Racer GP Paddock, the Classic Dirt Bike Experience, the cavalcade, the Wall of Death – the excitement just keeps coming.
Plus, on stage being interviewed throughout the weekend will be Kiwi Aaron Slight – undoubtedly the best rider never to win the World Superbike title. There is also a Suzuki Village, which will feature a whole host of rare Suzukis including the two RG500s which Barry Sheene powered to world championship success in 1976 and 1977.
Don’t forget Sunday’s record-breaking Stafford Autumn Sale from auction house Bonhams.
All of this for just £14…? Why wouldn’t you? Tickets can be purchased on the gate on both days, with a one-day adult pass costing just £14. Admission for senior citizens is £13 per day and for under-12s £4. Parking at the showground is free.