Show winners picked at Bristol

By Web editor, 17 February 2013
Best in Show - 1925 546cc Husqvarna 180 owned by R. Hann
Best in Show - 1925 546cc Husqvarna 180 owned by R. Hann

Our independent judging panel have pored over the classics on display and come up with a winners list. It's an unenviable task as there are so many good machines on display...

Judging motorcycle classics seems to get harder every year as the standard of the restored products, typically, is better than left the factory production line during manufacture. We thank every exhibitor who displayed a bike at Bristol, because there were many superb machines on display.

The Bristol Best in Show award went to Rodney Hann's 546cc Husqvarna 180. Rodney carried out a full restoration between 2002-04. The frame, V-twin engine and gearbox are Husqvarna's own manufacture. Husqvarna is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers, as it started making motorcycles in 1903.

All the Best in Show winners are put forward into the Classic Bikers Club Bike of the Year 2013 competition, so Rodney's 546cc Husqvarna 180 will join Dave Orritt's Kawasaki Z1 from last October's Stafford Show and Ray Bourne's 1972 Kawasaki H2A, which was Best in Show at last month's Newark show.

Best in show at BristolLast year's Classic Bikers Club bike of the Year was Malcolm Nettleship's 1969 Yamaha YAS1.

The trophies will be presented on stage this afternoon at 16.00, and we'll upload a winners image gallery.

FULL WINNERS LIST
Best In Show + Rosette - 1925, 546cc Husqvarna 180 owned by R. Hann
Most Technical Interest - 1938 250 DKW racer owned by Henry Body
Vintage 3rd - 1919 292 Calthorpe owned by R. Cox                      
Vintage 2nd - 1926 680 Zenith owned by C. Griffin
Vintage 1st - 1928 350 Humber Sports owned by Shirley Blake
Pre-War 3rd - 1938 500 Scott Flying Squirrel owned by J. Phizacklea
Pre-War 2nd - 1936 500 Ariel Red Hunter owned by P.Lydford
Pre-War 1st - 1933 BSA RB3/4 owned by D.Sole
Post-War 3rd - 1955 500 Velocette Venom owned R.Redley
Post-War 2nd - 1957 600 Norton Dominator owned by D. Bushby
Post-War 1st - 1965 350 Norton Navigator owned by A.Brock
Continental 3rd - 1961 Ducati TS owned by H. Nugent
Continental 2nd - 1968 250 Montesa Impala owned by M. Allaway
Continental 1st - 1956 350 Victoria Bergmaster owned by J. Beddis
Modern 3rd - Ducati owned by A & N Long
Modern 2nd - 2004 750 MV Agusta Brutale owned by Kay Elderton
Modern 1st - 2006 1000 Voxan Café Racer owned by J. Potts 
Private Entry 3rd - 1956 200 Zundapp Bella owned by J. Beddis
Private Entry 2nd - 1958 500 Velocette owned by Ken Brady
Private Entry 1st - 1967 Triumph Bonneville owned by G. Boiven
Vintage Japanese - 1970 350 Yamaha YR5 owned by P. O’Flaherty
Vintage Japanese 2nd - 1966 250cc Suzuki T20 owned by N. Watts
Vintage Japanese 1st - 1972 250cc Suzuki owned by Paul Carr
Best Two-Stroke - 1958 DMW Dolomite owned by B. Tilke                 
Best American Made Machine - 1947 500 Indian 741B owned by David Bell
Best Military Machine - 500 Triumph TRW owned by Brian Howell
Best Scooter - 1957 125 Vespa owned by R. Gabb
Best Cyclemotor/Autocycle - 1950 98 Francis-Barnett Powerbike owned by Des Heckle
Moped/Sports Moped - 1977 50 Garelli Tiger Cross owned by J. Carter
Best Non Standard Non Production - 1967 250 Bleader Special owned by C. Martin
Best Veteran - 1903 Quadrant owned by T. Scotchmer                              
Best 3 Wheeler / Side Car - 1923 555 BSA H2 owned by John Gily
Best Road Racing Machine - 1952 Moto Guzzi 8 cylinder owned by Sammy Miller
Best Competition (Trials & Scrambles) - 1951 125 Greeves XPI Replica owned by D. Bradley
Best Competition (Any other type) - 1949 Douglas Works Racer owned by D. Coles
Best Unrestored - 1929 300 Scott Single owned by I. Miles
Best Honda - 1962 Rep Honda Racer owned by John Davies               
Best Trade Entry - Amal Carbs              
Best Presented Private Display - 1904 Humber Olympia Tandem owned by C. Chambers
10 Highly Commended Rosettes - 512, 536, 452, 291, 205, 269, 237, 654, 592 and 525
Club stand 3rd - North Devon British MCOC
Club stand 2nd - Wells Classic MCC
Club stand 1st - Norton Owners Club

Ticket prices
Adult one day £12
Under 15 child one day £4
Senior citizen one day £8

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

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Bristol timetable - Sunday
10.00 Show opens
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 The Moonfleet GT & Rebels Club, Speedway award ceremony – Main Hall
16.00 Trophy presentation in Main Hall
17.00 Close
Opening time 10am to 5pm.

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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