Stafford opens its gates!

Eager crowds queue at gates

A cloudy sky and fresh morning hasn't deterred the visitors to the 33rd Carole Nash International MotorCycle Show, as the entering crowds swarm at the trade stalls, to catch the early bargains.

There are over 500 autojumble and trade stands, over 70 club stands, a £1 million Bonhams Auction and hundreds and hundreds of classic motorcycles to pore over, many fully restored to better than new condition, while others are projects awaiting inspiration, many for sale. There are also trials demonstrations, the ever popular Classic Racer GP paddock, where iconic (and mostly unsilenced!) motorcycles are fired up. And to top it all our guest of honour this year is eight times world champion Phil Read, who will be on stage twice on the Saturday and Sunday, as well as present at the GP paddock for autograph signings.

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We'll be reporting on the show throughout the day on the CBC website, and you can follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

? Stafford show information

Phil ReadSaturday schedule
09.00
Gates open
10.00 Bonhams sale open for viewing*
10.15 Mick Andrews Technical Tips & Trials school with Tim Britton, CDB editor, and Yrjo Vesterinen outside the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
10.30 Dales Classic – Trials Demonstration at the side of the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
11.00 World Champion Phil Read on stage in the Main Hall
12.00 Firing up the legends in the Classic Racer GP Paddock, with Phil Read signing autographs
13.00 On stage with the off road stars in the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
14.00 Dales Classic – Trials Demonstration at the side of the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
15.00 Firing up the legends in the Classic Racer GP paddock with Phil Read signing autographs
16.00 Phil Read on stage in the Main Hall
18.00 Gates close
* Bonhams catalogue needed

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Sunday schedule
09.00
Show opens
09.00 Bonhams sale open for viewing*
10.00 Mick Andrews Technical Tips & Trials school with Tim Britton, CDB editor, outside the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
10.30 Bonhams motorcycle auction commences *
10.30 Dales Classic – Trials Demo at the side of the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
11.00 World Champion Phil Read on stage in the Main Hall
12.00 Firing up the legends in the Classic Racer GP Paddock, with Phil Read signing autographs
13.30 Mick Andrews Technical Tips & Trials school with Tim Britton, CDB editor, outside the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
14.00 Dales Classic – Trials Demo at the side of the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
15.00 Firing up the legends in the Classic Racer GP paddock with Phil Read
16.00 Trophy presentation on stage in Main Hall with Phil Read
17.00 Gates close
* Bonhams catalogue needed

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Useful links
? Show image galleries
? Directions 
? Stafford Show Guide (pdf)
? See the videos on our Facebook page
? More information from www.Classicbikeshows.com

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Future shows in 2013
? 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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