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Category: Shows and events

  1. RARE MIKE HAILWOOD WATCH TO BE AUCTIONED AT STAFFORD

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    A rare timepiece given to Mike Hailwood by gifted watchmaker and pioneer entrepreneur Jack Heuer will feature in the Bonhams auction at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Stafford later this month.

    Regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time, “Mike The Bike” Hailwood later went on to compete in Formula One and other classes of car racing, making him one of a very select few men who competed at Grand Prix level in both motorcycle and car racing.

    It was during his time competing in Formula One that he was presented with the 18k gold Carrera with “To Mike Hailwood for a successful 1972 Jack Heuer” engravedon the case’s back.

    Having only recently been added to the auction, this ‘timely’ late addition was presented to Hailwood in 1973, and was likely to have been partly in thanks for his role in pulling Clay Regazzoni from his burning Formula One car.

    Jack Heuer said about the 18k gold Carrera 1158, which was his favourite model: “These watches have a deep emotional meaning for me, as we have lost drivers to racing accidents.”

    A similar 18k gold Carrera 1158 timepiece sold for around £87,000 at a previous auction.

    Other stand-out lots in the Bonhams auction include a 680 Brough Superior, and a 1949 Series C HRD-badged Girdraulic fork sporting Vincent Rapide expected to prompt a lot of interest. Two Nortons will also feature – a flat tank model 18 and an early, bolt-up frame Featherbed frame Manx which will be both admired and desired. The auction takes place over the Saturday and Sunday of the event, attracting bidders from across the globe.

    Outside of the auction hall, the showground will also be home to excellent club stands, exciting live action including the wall of death and Classic Racer GP Paddock, classic competition machines and special guest stars from iconic eras of motorcycling. Throughout the weekend, the event will feature more than 900 traders, dealers and autojumble stands offering a wealth of parts and spares for every project.

    For October 2019, guests of honour are 10-times world sidecar champion Steve Webster MBE plus the ‘Genius Engineer’ and Classic Motorcycle Mechanics contributor, Allen Millyard, who will both be interviewed by compere Steve Plater.

    The 26th Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show will take place on October 19-20. To find out more about the show, and to save money by buying your advance tickets, visit: https://www.staffordclassicbikeshows.com/

  2. Family Fun at Motorcycle Live…

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    Doors open to the ‘two-wheeled-extravaganza’ that is Motorcycle Live in association with Bikesure Insurance at the NEC, on Saturday 16 November - with the show running until the 24 November.
    The show offers families a great place to bring their budding bikers. With free entry for children five and under** and just £1* entry for 6-16 year olds*, there's no excuse not to bring the kids along for a fun-filled day for all.
    Get them on two wheels!
    Whether it's their first go or they're looking to try something electric, there's something for our smaller visitors from 2-12 years old to get involved in - and the best thing? It's FREE!
    Children aged 4-12, can take part in the FREE Arenacross Youth Experience which offers kids the chance to get kitted out, and ride an electric bike on a learner-friendly track. Those aged seven or over can try out OSET machines in the ACU Try Trials area in Hall 3, in the OSET Children’s Riding Feature.
    Brand-new for 2019, the Arenacross Toddler’s Experience is suitable for kids aged 2-5 years old. It's the perfect activity for those too young for an electric bike who still want to have a go. Watch as they take to the specially built course to have some fun and build their confidence on two wheels.
    Family Fun
    The Moto-Cirque Arena is a ‘must visit’ action-packed show - with entry included as part of your entrance ticket. Meet, and watch our professional riders performing breathtaking aerial FMX stunts just inches from the roof, and each other!
    New for this year, the Motorcycle Live Treasure Hunt will offer under-10s the opportunity to work their way around the show, answering questions and bagging goodies along the way.
    Car parking has been subsidised with advanced car parking £10 and £12 on the day. As always, motorcycle parking is FREE in the Monimoto Bike Park.
    Advanced tickets are on sale now, priced at just £19.50 per adult, £12 for Seniors and £1 for 6-16 year olds*. There is also a £25.00 advance ticket, which includes entry to the show and an Oxford Products Secure HD Max disc lock worth £25.00, which is collected at the show.

    For book or for more information, visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk

  3. Build your perfect day out at Motorcycle Live, in association with Bikesure Insurance

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    Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts, Motorcycle Live 2019 - in association with Bikesure Insurance - promises showgoers everything they need to build their perfect day out, under one roof…

    Between Saturday 16 November and Sunday 24 November 2019, bike fans across the UK, and beyond, will descend upon The NEC, Birmingham to visit the UK’s biggest motorcycle show, Motorcycle Live.

    Advertising for the 2019 show is based on the design of a model kit. The concept behind the creative being that Motorcycle Live provides visitors with the tools to build their very own perfect day out - acknowledging that one visitors’ day out, may be very different from another – yet still perfect for them.

    Finlay McAllan, Managing Director of Motorcycle Live, comments: “We pride ourselves on being a show that offers everything under one roof and we place a lot of importance on making sure there is something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been riding for 40 years or you’ve not got your licence yet, Motorcycle Live is a great place to visit.

    “We know that visitors make the show ‘their’ perfect day out - we just aim to give them the tools to do that - whether you’re bringing your great grandparents or a toddler, there’s something for everyone and we wanted that to be reflected in our advertising this year. There are retail bargains and the chance to try on kit, interviews with riders, a chance to chat directly with manufacturers on their stands and much more. ”

    So, it doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of classics or customs, sports bikes or cafe racers, or you want to take advantage of the 10 FREE opportunities to ride. It’s a great place to go if you want to meet racers and celebrities or if you’re looking for somewhere to go with the kids - Motorcycle Live 2019 has everything you need under one roof.

    Start planning your day now as advanced tickets are on sale. There are savings to be made too with advanced tickets priced at just £19.50 per adult, £12 for Seniors, £1 for 6-16 year olds*. Did we mention it’s FREE for children aged five and under**?

    For the second year, there is also a £25.00 advance ticket, which includes entry to the show and an Oxford Products Secure HD Max disc lock worth £25.00, which is collected at the show.

    New for 2019, and following customer feedback, show organisers have subsidised car parking costs for all Motorcycle Live visitors. Advanced car parking will be £10 and £12 on the day. As always, Motorcycle parking is FREE.

    So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re planning on going yourself or buying them as a gift for a two-wheeled fanatic, buy your tickets for Motorcycle Live now and take advantage of the savings by booking in advance.

    To book or for more information, visitwww.motorcyclelive.co.uk or call 0844 581 2345.

    *Advance ticket prices, closing date for advanced tickets 5pm on 15 November 2019. There is a £1.50 fulfilment fee per order. **Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.  All information correct at time of release.

  4. ALLIED MEMORIAL REMEMBRANCE RIDE July 6th 2019

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    This year the date set by the Royal British Legion Riders Branch (RBLR) in association with the American and Canadian veteran riders to hold the 11th annual Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (AMRR) will be Saturday the 6th July 2019.

    The ride takes place in Cambridgeshire starting near Cambridge Services on the A14 with a run to the American Military War Cemetery just outside at Madingley. The event commences at 12:30 and runs from the Services with the support of Cambridgeshire Police, ride onto the A14 into Cambridge, escorted by military vehicles and then onto the memorial where there will be a short service.

    It’s organised by the Royal British Legion Riders (RBLR) Branch, a UK charity that safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the armed forces

    This event is open to all bikers, not just for members of the RBLR. Anyone can come and join the run and show their respects not matter what their age or what they ride.  People who just want to watch the event or to come along and show support at the service are most welcome to attend or line the route through Cambridge.

    Up to a thousand bikers of all ages and interests from trikes, sidecars, Japanese, Italian, Harleys to classics sports, old and new, attend from all over the country to this growing national event.   Canada and America are also holding many events at the same time as this ride for those fallen heroes of the allied forces past and present who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.   7 rides are taking place across the USA, 3 in Canada and 2 in New Zealand.  

    www.alliedride.org

  5. KICKBACK + Prescott Bike Festival 2019

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    Devitt KICKBACK (The National Custom Bike Show) was launched back in 2010 and this year will be taking place from 15 – 16th June at the annual Prescott Bike Festival in Gloucestershire.
    Devitt KICKBACK will once again be proudly providing a wonderful platform - for the UK’s finest and most talented custom bike builders - to display and showcase their masterpieces. The event will also be hosting The 2019 National Championships (for custom bike building), where all the finalists will be competing for the UK’s most prestigious awards.

    The five classes for the National Champs are:
    Best Freestyle
    Best Young Builder
    Best Butchered (Modified) Classic
    Best Budget Build
    Best (Modified) Performance Sportsbike
    Plus one separate award for Best in Show

    Judging takes place on the special preview day Saturday 15th June with the awards ceremony on the afternoon of Sunday 16th. The specially selected judging panel consists of previous custom bike building award winners, custom magazine editors and VIPs. Racer turned broadcaster Steve Parrish will be one of the judges bringing his own brand of expertise and humour to the occasion. The winning bikes and builders will be given the opportunity to run their masterpieces up the hill after the awards ceremony!

    Devitt KICKBACK and the National Championships takes place inside a massive marquee - as part of the fabulous Prescott Bike Festival, the biggest annual fundraiser for Blood Bikes.

    About Prescott Bike Festival: Prescott Bike Fest prides itself on its diversity and unlike a static bike show, Prescott gives you the unique opportunity to get up close and see, smell and hear and watch the bikes take to the historic hill climb course. The Festival celebrates the best in custom builds, race bikes, factory bikes, prototypes, historic to record beating machines. Featuring the ever popular ‘Run the Hill’ where more than 200 members of the public run the historic hillclimb course on a range of magnificent machines! Plus, paddock specials, celebrity guest appearances, thrilling passenger ride experiences, Show ‘n’ Tell, great food, live hot rockin’ bands, a large exhibitor zone featuring over 100 trade exhibitors with lots to see and buy and a Kids Zone to keep them entertained for hours.

    A ‘Must Do’ day out for all motorcycle enthusiasts!

    For further information on Devitt KICKBACK, please visit: www.TheCustomShow.com

    Event Date: Saturday 15 June 2019 (preview day, 12pm-5pm) and Sunday 16 June 2019 (main show, 8.30am-5pm)

    Venue: Prescott Hill Climb, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9RD

    Admission Tickets: £12 (advance) for adults on Saturday, £15 (advance) for adults on Sunday, under 16’s free when accompanied by a paying adult.

    About Blood Bikes: All proceeds from the event supports the work of Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes and Severn Freewheelers. The Blood Bike charities provide a FREE vital out of hours medical transportation service to the NHS. Since its inception, Prescott Bike Festival has raised over £200k to date!