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Category: Events and Shows

  1. Touratech Travel Event 2024

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    First-class speakers, international stars, a major film premiere, renowned exhibitors and lots of riding activities will make the Touratech Travel Event from 31 May to 2 June 2024 in Niedereschach the most important get-together of the adventure scene this season.

    International stars on stage

    Ted Simon, Nick Sanders, Charley Boorman - the list of VIP guests at the Touratech Travel Event 2024 includes some of the most important motorcycle adventurers and circumnavigators of the world. Ted Simon, who shaped generations of motorcyclists with his legendary ride "Jupiter's Travel", will talk about his eventful life in a panel talk. Nick Sanders, the fastest circumnavigator of all time, will present his latest film "The Final Ride" live.

    World premiere: Touratech film “Thailand Unleashed”

    The highlight of the stage programme will be the premiere of the brand new Touratech film "Thailand Unleashed". In the leading role: none other than Charley Boorman. Charley, who inspired the adventure scene with legendary film projects such as Long Way Round, Race to Dakar or By any Means, was out and about in the jungles of northern Thailand together with a Touratech team on a fully equipped BMW R 1300 GS. The riders brought along a 45-minute film that tells of adventure, pushing the limits and comradery. The premiere is framed by a live talk with Charley, the other protagonists and the colleagues from Touratech Thailand, who were responsible for the flawless organisation of the shoot. The audience can expect an unforgettable evening with a thrilling adventure film, exciting behind-the-scenes information and Charley's incomparable anecdotes.

    Multivision by Dirk Schäfer: »Saudi Arabien – Behind the curtain «

    In view of this international prominence, we don't want to forget Dirk Schäfer. Recognised as one of Germany's best speakers, filmmaker and author for numerous renowned magazines, Dirk will present his visually stunning multivision "Saudi Arabia - Behind the curtain", focusing on an enduro paradise that has been little travelled so far.

    Touratech Travel Event 2024: Highlights main stage
    Friday, 31 May

    • Nick Sanders: Film Final Ride live
    • Dirk Schäfer: Multivision Saudi Arabia 

    Saturday, 1 June

    • Ted Simon in a talk
    • Film premiere “Thailand Unleashed” with Charley Boorman

    And that's not all. Away from the main stage, the Touratech Travel Event 2024 also has an attractive programme that leaves nothing to be desired.

    Exhibitor mile and test rides

    Tyre manufacturers, training providers, tour operators, enduro parks, customisers and manufacturers of GPS and communication devices present their latest products. The show trucks of the major motorcycle manufatureres are traditionally crowd-pullers, with plenty of test-ride models on board. Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, Royal Enfield and Triumph have confirmed their attendance.

    Factory tours

    Fascinating glimpses behind the scenes at Touratech

    Expert workshops

    Camping, changing tyres or preparing for your trip: our experts share their knowledge in free workshops.

    Guided onroad tours

    With like-minded people under local guidance to the most beautiful routes in the Black Forest.

    Off-road riding for beginners

    Experienced instructors provide insights into the high art of enduro riding.

    2nd choice sale

    Top products with minimal flaws at an attractive special price.

    Free camping

    A beautiful camping ground and sanitary facilities are available to visitors free of charge.

    Rich breakfast buffet 

    A good start to the day with a rich all-you-can-eat buffet at a low price.

    Touratech Travel Event 2024, 31 May to 2 June, 

    Dauchinger Str. 80, 78078 Niedereschach. 
    Further information can be found at

  2. Hagerty presents An Evening With at Bicester Heritage Clubhouse

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    • Hagerty announces evening events at their Bicester Heritage Clubhouse
    • An Evening With presents talks from automotive legends
    • The first guest is motorcycle racing champion Steve Parrish in May
    • Magazine road test legends Steve Cropley and Matt Prior follow in July
    • In September, performance car star Henry Catchpole takes to the stage
    • Tickets available now, priced at just £20 per person

    Oxfordshire: 17th April 2024

    Hagerty announces a new calendar of live events taking place at its UK Clubhouse, situated at the heart of Bicester Heritage.

    Hagerty Presents An Evening With, brings some of the greatest stars of the motoring world to the Hagerty Clubhouse for a series of intimate and informal talks in front of a live audience, sharing great stories from their lives within the motorsport and automotive world.

    In the first event of the series, motorcycle and truck racer Steve Parrish takes to the stage.

    Steve’s story is one of success. He won his first championship title in 1976 and, in the same year, he was team mate to Barry Sheene in the 1977 500cc world championship, becoming the British Champion himself in 1978. He also won the Shell 500 title in 1979/80, and a Superbike title in 1981. Parrish then started a truck racing career becoming the most successful truck racer ever, before retiring in 2002.

    Known for his fun and outspoken presenting style, An Evening With Steve Parrish is guaranteed to provide a light-hearted insight into the life of one of the UKs most loved racers. Taking place on Thursday 16th of July between 18.30 and 22.00, tickets, priced at just £20 per person, are available here.

    Car magazine legend Steve Cropley is joined by his Autocar Podcast partner and car road tester extraordinaire Matt Prior in the second event of the series.

    Steve Cropley will share some amazing tales from his 51-years as a motoring journalist, including what it was like to meet the greatest leaders of the automotive industry, and to passenger with the heroes of motorsport. Both Matt and Steve will share what it’s really like to be a magazine road tester, with fun anecdotes of the best (and worse) cars ever tested. And, as Matt has driven more supercars in the past couple of decades than most, he will share which are his all-time favourites. In addition, there will be stories from their podcast, and insight into what it’s like to produce a car magazine every single week.

    In addition to hearing the tales of two automotive legends, there will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions to Steve and Matt. This unique event takes place on the 16th of July between 18.30 and 22.00 with tickets priced, once again, at £20 per person.

    Performance driver, EVO magazine star and now Hagerty’s own road tester Henry Catchpole wraps up the initial calendar.

    Henry is well known to all car enthusiasts, due to his regular presence in great titles such as EVO, The Intercooler and Top Gear, as well as running his own YouTube channel and now being one of the main presenters for Hagerty. Henry loves rallying and owns a Mk2 Escort rally car which is regularly used and enjoyed. He is also an established road cyclist, writing for many cycling magazines covering a number of epic mountain pass rides he has undertaken over the years. Henry is also one of only a few drivers to have experienced the amazing performance of the electric McMurty hypercar.

    An evening with Henry is one not to be missed, with tales of how to get the most from the world’s greatest cars, and even how to condition yourself to ride most challenging cycling climbs. This special event takes place on the 17th of September between 18.30 and 22.00 with tickets available at £20 per person.

    The Hagerty Clubhouse is situated at the heart of Bicester Heritage, offering a purpose built hosting and event space. For every Evening With event, food and drink will be available, along with comfortable seating, ample parking and a perfectly intimate setting allowing for a conversational style evening with your favourite motoring heroes.

    Mark Roper, Managing Director of Hagerty International, said. “The Hagerty Clubhouse was designed to entertain all manner of automotive enthusiasts with a great selection of events and experiences. Our new evening discussions allow guests to hear some wonderful stories from their motoring heroes in a comfortable and exclusive setting, and I would encourage anyone interested to book swiftly, as these tickets will sell out fast.”

    Ticket booking details and further information on all Hagerty events, including the 2024 Hagerty Hill Climb and the 10th Anniversary Festival of the Unexceptional, can be found here.


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    The stage is set for an unforgettable weekend at The International Classic MotorCycle Show sponsored by Carole Nash. 

    From April 20-21, 2024, the Stafford County Showground will come alive with more than a thousand classic machines, mesmerising club stands, live demonstrations and unbeatable trade deals. This year will also see the return of longstanding classic motorcycle insurer Carole Nash as the headline sponsor. Highlights include the show’s guests 11-time TT champion Phillip McCallen on Saturday and celebrated racer and TV presenter Guy Martin on Sunday.

    More than 100 classic bikes will be showcased with a rare 1951 Vincent Black Shadow race bike taking centre stage. Part of the show's appeal is its celebration of true British craftsmanship with names like Cotton, Norton, and Triumph proudly on display. International manufacturers such as Suzuki, Laverda, and BSA add a global flair, ensuring there's something for every motorcycle lover. The event also features a range of competitions, including the prestigious Best in Show award.  

    The highly anticipated Bonhams motorcycle auction offers collectors and enthusiasts a chance to acquire unique motorcycles rarely seen on the market. Visitors can also look forward to an exciting performance from Stuntman Steve Colley, as he returns to Stafford after 10 years. 

    Leading the celebrations at the club stands this year is the Ducati Owners Club who are marking their 50th anniversary. They are joined by dozens of other passionate clubs hosting a celebration of one kind or another. 

    With the show just days away, the excitement is palpable for both motorcycle enthusiasts and collectors alike. Keep up to date by visiting 


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    A factory special Vincent Black Shadow race bike from 1951 is one of more than 100 classic bikes that will be showcased at this year’s Stafford Bike Show.

    Considered by many to be the world’s first superbike, the Vincent Black Shadow was built with the same labour-intensive hand-fitting of bearings and major engine parts that Vincent had used prior to the war, with a top speed in excess of 130mph. One of these exceptional bikes will be on the private entries stand at The International Classic MotorCycle Show sponsored by Carole Nash.

    The show which takes place from April 20-21, 2024 at the Stafford County Showground plays host to tons of carefully restored and preserved machines exhibited in their best possible condition for the award judges and thousands of visitors. This year, visitors can also see an Aston Martin Brough 001 that’s one of only 100 ever built, with this being number 35 off the production line.

    Rare finds from other British manufacturers like Cotton, Norton, Sunbeam, BSA and Triumph will feature heavily in the show. International manufacturers are also represented as entries from manufactures such as Suzuki, Laverda and Harley-Davidson will be highlighted. Alongside the machines on the show’s club stands, the private entries will compete for a host of awards including the coveted Best in Show.

    This year’s special guests at Stafford are celebrated TT icon Phillip McCallen on Saturday and renowned motorcycle racer and TV presenter Guy Martin on Sunday. Both guests will participate in live interviews on their respective days.

    Keep up to date on the show by visiting 


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    Clubs galore are set to celebrate anniversaries and milestones, at this year's Stafford Bike Show, with iconic machines being put on display! 

    The International Classic MotorCycle Show sponsored by Carole Nash will once again play host to tons of motorcycle clubs showcasing diverse themes. Taking place from April 20-21, 2024 at the Stafford County Showground, the show has become a highlight on the calendars of motorcycle lovers worldwide. With over 100 clubs set to participate this year, visitors can look forward to several celebrations at their stands. 

    Leading the charge this year is the Ducati Owners Club who will be celebrating their 50th anniversary. With half a century of Ducati excellence to commemorate, visitors can expect a vibrant display of legendary machines and club camaraderie.

    The Ariel Leader & Arrow Club are spotlighting the Ariel Arrow 200, marking the 65-year anniversary of this iconic one-year-only machine. To honour the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings and Operation Overlord, the British Owners Club (Essex) will be paying tribute to history with 11 allied motorcycles of various makes and a vast collection of military equipment and memorabilia at their stand. 

    Nick Mowbray, event managerof the show’s organiser Mortons Media said: "These clubs represent the heart and soul of the classic bike community and we're truly excited to showcase their celebrations at Stafford." 

    Adding to the excitement of the show are the guests, celebrated TT icon Phillip McCallen is Saturday’s guest while renowned motorcycle racer and TV presenter Guy Martin is the special guest on Sunday. Both guests will participate in live interviews on their respective days. 

    More details of the event will be released in the coming weeks…keep up to date by visiting