An off-road feast for all at Telford

Classic Dirtbike - - Dirt News -

Just in case you haven’t al­ready got the date carved in stone or pinned to your work­shop wall, the 2018 Hagon spon­sored Clas­sic Dirt Bike Show at Telford In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre takes place on Fe­bru­ary 17/18. In­side the three halls will be the best of the off-road scene, but of course what con­sti­tutes ‘the best’ will de­pend on where you view it from. For some it will be the pre-65 tri­als scene, oth­ers will loudly pro­claim it’s the Su­per Evo MX class that ev­ery­one should as­pire to. Still oth­ers will point out the fun to be had with a third wheel at­tached to the side... and that’s one of the best things about the show, it’s so di­verse and you just know these bikes on dis­play will be used prop­erly, in the dirt.

If your win­ter re­build is stalled for lack of a par­tic­u­lar spare part, you can be sure you’ll find it on the trade stands or in the au­to­jum­ble.

Even if your off-road project is stalled for, well, lack of an of­froad project, then have no fear be­cause there will be a project there wait­ing, with your name on it. Just be aware it might not be the project you think you want – CDB bumped into a lad at the 2017 show car­ry­ing the ba­sis of a Husq­varna to­wards his van, his mate help­ing him grinned and told us when he’d come in he swore blind he was look­ing for a Yamaha…

At time of go­ing to press there are a few things still to be con­firmed for the 2018 show, but what we can tell you is that a line-up of fac­tory BSAS is planned, in­clud­ing a cou­ple of Jeff Smith bikes, a 500 B50 used by John Banks to win the 1971 Bri­tish cham­pi­onship, plus a few more… so keep an eye on our Facebook page for fur­ther up­dates.

For tri­als fans, Sammy Miller is bring­ing two leg­ends along – three if you in­clude him­self. First is his su­per spe­cial Ariel GOV 132 and com­ple­ment­ing it is Gor­don Jack­son’s fac­tory AJS reg­is­tered 187 BLF, the one he did his fa­mous one-dab win of the 1961 SSDT.

Visit clas­sic­magazines.co.uk and go to the ‘show tick­ets’ page or give our cus­tomer ser­vices team a call on 01507 529529.

Tick­ets for the Clas­sic Dirt Bike Din­ner will also be avail­able at a cost of £33. See the web­site for more de­tails. See you there...

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