Bristol Show gates open!

By Web editor, 16 February 2013
Gates open at Bristol!
Gates open at Bristol!

Sun's shining and the padlocks have come off the gates at the much anticipated 33rd Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show at the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet...

The 33rd Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show runs today and tomorrow (February 16-17) at the Royal Bath & West Showground and promises to be a weekend of growling precision-made engines, lively debate about motorcycling days gone by and appreciation for some of Britain’s finest bikes.

The queues at the pedestrian gate at Bristol had formed a long chain, three to four people deep and over 100 yards long, boding well for this weekend's event.

There will be something for everyone at the show, which will feature more than 600 beautiful classic machines displayed by around 70 clubs.

Referred to the 'Bristol' show as recognition of the show's roots, the new event actually takes place at Shepton Mallet, a picturesque blend of ancient market town and modern industrial community, 23 miles south of Bristol.

Private entries include everything from a little 1904 Humber Olympia Tandem, where the passenger sits up front, to a modern classic in the making – a 2002 Honda Dream. There will also be an exceptional Norton Domiracer 500cc replica created by Chris Hawksley of Solo Motorcycle Products, plus two rare Moto Guzzi racers from the museum of ex-Grand Prix racer and trials legend Sammy Miller MBE.

Sammy himself will be the event’s guest of honour and show-goers will be able to see him talk about his sparkling race career and his herculean efforts to protect and preserve some of the world’s rarest motorcycles.

Moonfleet GT & Rebels Club speedway racers will be there and among the clubs will be the Stonehenge Section of the VMCC, which celebrates its golden anniversary this year.

The weekend’s compere will be Old Bike Mart and Classic Dirtbike editor Tim Britton. More than 300 traders will be there too, offering everything from bikes, parts, tools and leathers to maintenance services, insurance, workshop manuals, books, magazines, memorabilia, transfers and even gifts.

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Ticket prices
Adult one day £12BSA at Bristol show
Under 15 child one day £4
Senior citizen one day £8
* Online advanced ticket sales now closed.

Directions
The showground is easily accessible from the M5 and is situated along the A371 Castle Cary - Shepton Mallet road. We are approximately 25 miles from Bristol and 20 miles from Bath. Full address is The Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN

Bristol timetable - Saturday
10.00 Show opens
11.00 Sammy Miller on stage and signing autographs – Main Hall
11.30 Firing up a Norton Domiracer 500cc with Chris Hawksley, Solo Motorcycle Products
12.00 On stage with the Moonfleet GT & Rebels Club – Main Hall
14.30 Firing up a Norton Domiracer 500cc with Chris Hawksley, Solo Motorcycle Products
15.00 Sammy Miller on stage and signing autographs – Main Hall
17.00 Close

Sunday
10.00 Show opens
11.00 Sammy Miller on stage and signing autographs – Main Hall
11.30 Firing up a Norton Domiracer 500cc with Chris Hawksley, Solo Motorcycle Products
12.00 On stage with the Moonfleet GT & Rebels Club – Main Hall
14.00 Sammy Miller on stage and signing autographs – Main Hall
14.30 Firing up a Norton Domiracer 500cc with Chris Hawksley, Solo Motorcycle Products
15.00 The Moonfleet GT & Rebels Club, Speedway award ceremony – Main Hall
16.00 Trophy presentation with Sammy Miller on stage – Main Hall
17.00 Close
Opening times 10am to 5pm both days.

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Useful links
Bristol teaser video
Bristol image galleries
Show floorplan guide
Directions to Royal Bath & West Showground
► More information from www.Classicbikeshows.com
Norton Domiracer with Chris Hawksley

Future shows in 2013
The 33rd Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show, Apr 27-28
The Carole Nash Great Scottish Bike Show, May 11-12
The Carole Nash Newark Bike Bonanza, June 22-23
The 20th Carole Nash Eurojumble, September 6-7
The 20th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Oct 19-20

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