The season of disruption

The list of events cancelled and postponed due to the coronavirus is, of course, an extensive one.

The highest impact for us is the April Stafford show, one of our – as in Mortons, publisher and owner of The Classic MotorCycle and also of the Stafford shows – biggest of the year, in so many ways.

This was due to be the 40th anniversary special, with a fine spectacle coming together. The official statement reads:


“Following the recent announcement from the UK Government, Mortons events has had to postpone the 40th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Show which was due to be held on April 25/26.

“The safety and well-being of our visitors, exhibitors, partners, contractors and staff is the most important factor and the key reason for postponing the event. The events team have been continually monitoring the latest public health and Government guidelines regarding the evolving Covid-19 situation and acting in accordance with their advice.

“We have secured new dates for the show at the Stafford County Showground which will now take place on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 2020. All ticket and trade bookings will be honoured for this new date. However, if you are unable to make this new date, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


“For all ticket enquiries please contact our customer services team on 01507 529529 or email

“For all trade enquiries please contact our shows team on 01507 529430 or email

“Lines are open Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm. Thank you all for your patience, understanding and support in these unprecedented times.”


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