Classic Racer



Aquaman star Jason Momoa was a surprise visitor to The Internatio­nal Classic Motorcycle Show, but it was the old race stars that outshone all.

Held over the weekend of April 23/24 at the Stafford County Showground, the most notable display was the world exclusive Mike Hailwood exhibit, featuring never-beforeseen family memorabili­a of the former champion.

Guests were able to view these heirlooms, ranging from his 1978 TT winner’s Dunlop cap through to his George Medal, awarded when Mike rescued Clay Regazzoni from his burning BRM at the South African Formula 1 GP.

Talking of awards and winners, the class of 1978, which consisted of Alex George, Ian Richards, Phil Read and Chas Mortimer, were on stage across the weekend, giving first-hand accounts of their racing careers and inside stories into the motorbike racing scene.

The Bonhams Auction was where Jason Momoa could be found, checking out many of the auction items, including a very special ex-reg Barton, Dick Knight, 1929 Brough Superior 996cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sport Sprint Special, which sold for a staggering £220,000!

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