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1980s RACE-ACE and 12 time British champion Roger Marshall will be the premier attraction as Newark Showground once again plays host to the event that kick-starts the classic motorcycling calendar…

Back by popular demand, the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic takes place on the weekend of January 4-5, and brings together an extensive array of display machines, trade stands and autojumble plots, as well as former track star Marshall – who will be talking to fans and showgoers about his illustrious career.

“Roger Marshall is right up there as one of the most successful Britons to have ever competed on two wheels,” said Nick Mowbray – exhibition manager at organising team Classic Bike Shows.

“He is a genuine legend of British motorcycle sport and we can’t wait to hear his stories from the good old days.”

Marshall won’t be the only racing star in attendance at Newark with scooter sport celebrities Norman and John Ronald set to participate in a special Q&A session.

The Ronald brothers’ names will be familiar to anyone has followed scooter sport history – the pair achieved success both as individuals and as part of Team S Equipe.

The pair will also present trophies as part of Scooter World – a dedicated area at the event that will showcase many of the UK’s major scooter clubs and individual private entries.

As the curtain-raiser to a superb season of events from the Classic Bike Shows team, the new year show boasts a fantastic range of trade stalls and autojumbles that provide the perfect place to grab some inspiration and a boxful of parts to get restoration projects finished in plenty of time for the summer.

“Starting our year of events at the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic is always a thoroughly enjoyable experience,” added Nick.

“The superb indoor facilities at Newark Showground make this the perfect location for a winter show and with all the action located within the halls, walking round and feasting your eyes on the stunning selection of classics makes for the perfect winter warmer.”

Discount advance tickets – priced at just £7 for a one day pass – are now on sale at or can be purchased over the phone on 01507 529529.

Gates are open Saturday, January 4 (9am-5pm) and Sunday, January 5 (9am-4pm).

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