… there was a lot going on at the 24th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in October, take a look at what caught our camera lens.
The Classic dirt bike Experience
Since the launch of Classic Dirt Bike 11 years ago – yes that’s right, 11 years, or 45 issues if you prefer – interest in all things dirt biking at both the Classic Motorcycle Show and the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Stafford has grown immensely. Probably the bravest move came when live action in the form of a trials riding demo was sanctioned. In all seriousness, the health and safety requirements to do this are interesting to say the least but the reaction to motorcycles moving around was incredible and once sidecars were introduced too… So, thanks to the Owd Codgers and friends for putting on a demo at the show for us. This year the commentary was handled by Wayne Kershaw who also demonstrated he’d lost none of the sidecar skills which helped him and Robin Luscombe win a British championship or three.
Inside the hall, dedicated to off-road, were a tasty selection of all sorts of dirt bikes from solo trials, MX and enduro, to sidecar trials, to grasstrack and speedway machinery and all with the owners on hand to explain the intricacies of the restoration.
Briandalewas oneofthe riders co-opted into the trials demo andhad brought alonghis Bantam witha frame he’d made himself. “Spent alllastwinter makingajig,” he told us.