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22nd August 2008

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If you’d like to display your bike at the forthcoming Stinkwheel RealClassic Bike Show then enter straight away – and save money in the process...

The 7th Stinkwheel RealClassic Bike Show will be held on Sunday September 21st 2008, and once again will make the most of the superb location of Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse near Leicester.

Goldie-powered lanwmower not shown. Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse near Leicester.

Exhibits are expected as in previous years from owners of all marques of classic motorcycle from the earliest flat-tankers to the latest versions of modern classics currently in production. All are welcome, including Japanese, American, Continental and Eastern European machinery, for which awards are offered in 18 type and year classes. If you can bring your bike along and display it for the whole day (through to the prize-giving ceremony at around 4pm) then you can apply for to exhibitors’ passes, which save you money on the standard £5 admission fee. You can download and print out the form here, and need to get your entry in by September 14th – so now would be good moment to fill in the form!

Message board regular EVGuru closes in on NVT in the final lap of the showground MotoGP...

Entries are especially welcome from all sorts of two-strokes (after all, this is the ‘stinkwheel’ show!) and scooters, three-wheelers including sidecar combinations and trikes, military motorcycles of any era, off-road and trials bikes of all ages, and motorcycles ridden by female riders. There are special prizes to cover all those categories, so the machines which are occasionally overlooked at other events can enjoy their moment in the spotlight at Stinkwheel. And if the weather allows then all entrants will get a chance to display their bikes in the main arena, and soak up a few minutes of fame in front of the crowd.

An amazingly polished, tip-top concours champ, yesterday... 1931 BMW R2, a previous Stinkwheel concours winner

Don’t worry if your bike isn’t one of those amazingly polished, tip-top concours champs. The awards are sponsored by us, and we prefer our RealClassics to represent a spirit of motorcycling rather than a strict adherence to a set of rules. So the judges will be on the lookout for original machines, well-modded motorcycles, high mileage bikes in regular use and interesting examples of unusual marques – as well as carefully restored P&Js.

Every stand needs a man with a flagpole stuffed down the back of his jacket. it's the law. The Moto Guzzi club at last year's show

For the second year running the Stinkwheel Show also incorporates the Italiana Classic Bike Show sponsored by Twiggers Motorcycles, Moto Guzzi dealers of Loughborough, and supported by the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club and many other enthusiasts of the stylish products from the Italian motorcycle industry. Special awards are sponsored by Twiggers for owners of these machines, split into Pre-WW2 Italian Classics and Post-WW2 Italian Classics.

A large outdoor trade and bike jumble is expected, along side a range of enthusiast club stands. If your club or branch would like to organise a display then you should contact the organisers asap to reserve a space.

As usual, there will be a general gathering of RC readers with Mike and Stewart manning the RC stand. If you talk nicely to them they will look after your crash hat and gubbins while you stroll around – and there might even be a Jaffa Cake on offer! Current subscribers can normally claim a £1 discount on admission: show your RC card when you pay at the gate and see what happens!

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You can also add your bike to the display of RealClassics; look out for the RC banners and you’ll normally find our stand somewhere near the arena entrance. (Oh, and someone remind MikeP to take the banners home with him at the end of the day!).

The invisible cartoon artist will be hard at work once again... Meet the RealClassic regulars. Maybe. Ken Philp with one of his many Ner-a-Cars pictured...

Various displays will run throughout the event in the arena, including the kind of madness exhibited here by Mick of MPC on his Ural combo:

Of course, it’s not compulsory to attend the event with one wheel in the air…

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The Stinkwheel RealClassic Bike Show

  • On: Sunday September 21st 2008
  • At: Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, LE12 8TX, just off A6, south of Loughborough
  • Open: 10am to 4pm
  • Admission: £5 adults and OAPs on the gate, includes entry to the Hall and gardens

    Private display entries booked in advance have a nominal charge of £2 which includes two entry tickets

  • Contact: Mike Powell: mike@tigercubs.plus.com / 01790 753015 / 07887 917466
  • Or see www.transtarpromotions.co.uk



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