The Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show is almost as old as the International though and, despite the name, is held near Shepton Mallet rather than in the Bristol Dockland Warehouse where it originated. Attendance grows each year, with plenty of room to expand, with close on 20,000 people descending on the halls last year.
With each year that passes, support for the Bristol Show (see teaser video) gets bigger and better, with new traders joining the loyal regulars at what is now the third largest classic show in the UK. Only the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show and the Carole Nash Classic Mechanics Show, both held at Staffordshire County Showground, are bigger. What’s more, the same small, friendly team organises all three shows. And don't worry about the weather, as most of the action happens inside and well away from any possibility of snow and wet…
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As you can see from the floorplan guide, the show boasts the usual winning formula of quality autojumble stalls, the best traders and the most imaginative club stands you’ll see anywhere. The effort the guys and girls in the clubs put in is commendable, and of course rewarded with cash prizes for the top three stands.
I’ve got my shopping list ready, so I’ll see you over the weekend of February 16-17.
Malc Wheeler, Editor Classic Racer
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
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
Opening times 10am to 5pm both days.
? 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