Sammy Miller, our VIP guest of honour at this weekend's 33rd Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show, has just finished his second stint on stage. Sam, always the crowd pleaser, reeled off one anecdote after another...
Belfast born Sammy has had a remarkable motorcycling career. He started as a racer on a shoestring budget, with great success, then transferred his skillset to trials riding, where his abilities allowed equal success. Renowned as a non-faller, Sammy won just about everything in every discipline of motorcycle sport and won the British Trials Championship no fewer than 11 times and was twice victorious in the European Trials Championship, the equivalent of today’s World Series. This was not to overshadow the track career mentioned earlier and sometimes simultaneously as, for example, Sammy won the daunting North West 200 road race three times…
A legacy of a successful motorcycle business and career resulted in a surplus of motorcycles – his garage was literally bursting at the seams with ex competition and race bikes, and this led him to create the Sammy Miller Museum, which was opened by long time friend and high profile bike and car racer John Surtees in 1983. The museum has one of the biggest collections of exotic racing bikes in the world, and all are runners.
Sammy has brought two Moto Guzzi racers – a 1957 V8 500cc racer capable of 180mph and a 1950 Moto Guzzi V-twin 500cc – from the museum to Bristol for the Show weekend.
Sammy will be twice on stage tomorrow at 11.00 and 15.00. Make a date!
Adult one day £12
Under 15 child one day £4
Senior citizen one day £8
* Online advanced ticket sales now closed.
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 - 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
Opening time 10am to 5pm.
► 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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