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    Rev your engines – the Classic Dirt Bike Show, sponsored by Hagon Shocks, will be back with a bang on February 15-16, 2020 with two off-road legends being confirmed as the guests of honour.

    American World Trials champion of 1979, Bernie Schreiber, will be gracing the stage at the popular off-road show held at Telford International Centre. Supreme commentator Jack Burnicle will be interviewing the star on stage over the weekend, probing into how he got to the top and investigating the new riding style he brought to the traditional sport of trials including the floating pivot turns and ‘bunny hops’.

    British 500cc motocross champion Bryan ‘Badger’ Goss has also been confirmed as a guest of honour for the show. Once again, Jack Burnicle will be interviewing ‘Badger’ on stage both days, delving into his Husqvarna success and how he got his hands on the British crown in 1970.

    Clubs and private owners will be showcasing their pristine off-road machines at the show, with hundreds of traders offering everything from new bikes to parts, accessories, riding gear and project bikes for those who are up for a challenge!

    Lastly, join the dirt bike stars on the Saturday evening for a three-course, sit-down meal for just £33. Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray says: “The Classic Dirt Bike Show dinner is an exceptional evening where off-road enthusiasts come together and hear fantastic tales from the greatest names in the off-road scene.”

    Tony Hutchison, of show sponsor Hagon Shocks – a proud British company which enjoys a strong working relationship with show organiser Mortons Media Group – said: “Once again Mortons has a quality line-up of guest speakers in both Bernie Schreiber and Bryan Goss, and we look forward to hearing their stories over the weekend. With the US not being at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds when talking trials, the achievement of Bernie Schreiber and his journey to becoming world champion will be a fascinating tale to listen to! The insight to the season of Bryan Goss’s British crown against the depth of riders of that period will be one not to be missed also.”

    For further details about the Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks and to order your advance tickets, please visit

  2. There's still time to go to Motorcycle Live, in association with Bikesure Insurance...

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    The doors are now OPEN to the UK’s biggest bike show, Motorcycle Live in association with Bikesure Insurance, at the NEC, Birmingham, but don't worry, there's still time to visit - if you've not already - as it runs until Sunday 24 November, and there's a whole host of things still planned... 

    Here's why you should be there... 

    Check out the brand new machines from the world's leading manufacturers! 

    See many of the brand-new models ‘in the metal’ for the first time in the UK and try them out for size!

    Dedicated BSB and TT Day...

    The final weekend of the show hosts dedicated days for BSB and TT fans! If you're a racing fan, get the dates in your diary! 

    BSB Day - Saturday 23 November 
    TT Day - Sunday 24 November 

    Want to relax? Visit the Eurosport Entertainment Zone.. 

    Everyday there are live interviews, Q&A's with riders and celebrities and games on the Blackhorse Stage - perfect if you want to take the weight off your feet and bump in to your favourite racers!

    Be sure to check out the breath-taking stunt show in the Moto-Cirque Arena too. Watch as the FMX riders wow the crowds with their aerial action! Performances daily.

    Motorcycle Live, in association with Bikesure Insurance, is open until Sunday 24 November, so, head to the NEC, Birmingham and enjoy a great day out!


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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: