There’ll be plenty of star exhibits at the 33rd International Classic MotorCycle Show at Stafford on April 27-28, of course, but this freshly restored Beasley-framed Velocette-engined racer will be worth pausing and having a look at...
Owned by Northern Irish enthusiast Will Corry, the racing special (the frame was made by racer and constructor Doug Beasley, who made a number of special Velo frames in the 1950s) found its way over the Irish Sea in the early 60s, and has stayed there until recently before coming over to the mainland for its restoration.
Reputedly it was fitted with a ‘double knocker’ engine at one point, now it is powered by a single overhead KTT motor. Other tasty components include the AJS 7R hubs and forks. It’ll be in the private displays at Stafford.
There’ll be all the usual show highlights too and the guest of honour will be Phil Read (interview with Phil in the May issue of TCM). The opinion-dividing Prince of Speed has been working hard on his new book and the interviews with him on stage promise to be revealing.
Other attractions include the field-filling autojumble, club stands, trade halls, GP paddock, Wall of Death and the trials display, with legend Mick Andrews to the fore. The trials demonstration will take place alongside the Dirt Bike Hall, itself packed with classic off-road tackle.
Gates are open 9am-6pm Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday. Tickets on the day cost £12 for adults, £11 OAPs and £4 for under 15s.
The show takes place at the Stafford County Showground (ST18 0BD).
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