1st March 2010
The VJMC have news about two events in May this year; one entirely new Show in South Wales, and the return of an old favourite at Stanford Hall. Both events welcome all classic motorcyclists...
The VJMC is delighted to present a brand new show based in Cardiff; with a major motorway running straight by, access from the whole of the UK couldn't be easier. This is a new venue at Whitchurch High School, Cardiff (CF14 1RF). The venue offers straightforward access and with a modern main sports hall that can readily accommodate 300 bikes under one roof. This coupled with the main school hall and the further outdoor space will inevitably ensure the show becomes a must on everyone's classic motorcycling calendar for years to come.
The event runs on Sunday May 9th 2010 and features British, European and Japanese classic and vintage motorcycles alongside brand new machinery, trade stall and an autojumble. Individual entries and club stands will be the main feature of the show and anyone wishing to attend can register interest via the contacts below. The one day event is well served with catering facilities on site and a licensed bar.
Although a VJMC event this is a show for all motorcycle enthusiasts just like the annual Uttoxeter extravaganza. Make, model or country of origin are entirely incidental. If it's a motorcycle and a classic it will receive a very warm welcome in the hillsides of South Wales . The show runs from 10am to 5pm, admission is £4.50, accompanied children under 16 enter free.
Meanwhile, the 7th National Bike Clubs' Show is again being held at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire, on Sunday 30th May 2010. The event starts at 10am and is unique in that the participating clubs judge the machinery on view. This selection process then leads to the final concourse in the main arena which also includes the machines being ridden; it's a successful and novel format that makes for a very interesting day.
Chief judge is again Mick Walker who takes his duties very seriously. The ridden machines are scrutinised as closely as any in a static national event. Although the show is run by the VJMC on behalf of the clubs the majority of bikes on display are British. Co-organiser Doug Perkins would like to remind everyone that the VJMC only picks up the final bill and doesn't get enmeshed in judging so there's no favouritism towards any makes, models or marques.
Visitors to the show will doubtless find it worthwhile looking around the ranks of bikes parked up or casually leant against a tree when they get five minutes; there are just so many rare and unusual machines that don't get into the actual judging. Following last year's heat wave Doug Perkins has managed to secure bar facilities along with the normal restaurant and catering outlets so for those not riding or driving there's a chance to have a well deserved Sunday snifter and relax. Camping is available on Saturday night for exhibiting clubs and autojumblers with an evening barbeque sponsored by Z-Power Kawasaki.
The organisers are particularly keen to have classic machines that are ridden around the arena and if the owners aren't shy they will have the opportunity to be interviewed about their bikes. Master of ceremonies and compeer extraordinaire is the evergreen Jim Reynolds. The VJMC organising team are promising (threatening?) even more outlandish headwear for the helpers which will identify them the show visitors and be so much more fetching that the ubiquitous fluorescent vests everyone seems to wear nowadays.
The Clubs' Show is organised by the Northants Section of the VJMC and opens to the public from 10am to 4pm. Set up for club stands is between 3pm and 8pm on Saturday. Free camping is available. Trade and Autojumble set up from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday (fee payable) or from 7am on Sunday. Admission is £6 for adults, accompanied under 16s free.
Further details about either event are available from the organisers, and if you'd like to enter your classic into either show then please get in touch asap to arrange admission on the day.
Cardiff Motorcycle Show: 9th May 2010
National Bike Clubs' Show: 30th May 2010
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