Slight advantage for Stafford show
Undoubtedly the best rider never to win the world Superbike title, Kiwi Aaron Slight, will be the guest of honour at the 24th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show over the weekend of October14-15. As fast and smooth on track as he was flamboyant and controversial off it, and often sporting a multi-coloured Mohican haircut, Slight will have some entertaining tales to share with the Stafford audience. And with over a decade of racing in WSB, when the series was arguably at its peak for both factory Kawasaki and Castrol Honda teams, the friendly New Zealander will have plenty of race experiences to draw from. The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, the largest of its kind in the world, majors on the later Japanese and European scene, and promises the usual successful mix of almost 1000 trade and autojumble stalls, stunning club stands and private entries, a record-breaking Bonhams auction, live entertainment in the Classic Dirt Bike area and Classic Racer Grand Prix paddock, and the live Restoration Theatre. Ticket prices are £12 for adults, £11 for seniors or £3 for under-12s if bought in advance... and parking is free. For more information or to book your tickets, go to www .stafford classic bikes hows.com/october or call 01507 529529.