Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 21st November 2016

What a great start to the biggest bike show of the year! Saturday was the first day of Motorcycle Live2016, and Carole Nash kicked things off with a bang during an action packed day on stand 2C15.

We had seven amazing bikes to admire, including a classic AJS, a Harley-Davidson, two Kawasaki’s, a world exclusive hand-built classic from Vic and Lin at Destiny Cycles as well as a custom trike to sit on, perfect for a selfie. The bikes are there for the whole show, so make sure you check them out if you’re visiting the NEC.

We were joined by Superbike racing legend, Ron Haslam, who greeted waiting fans before taking part in a Q&A session, providing an amazing insight into the world of Superbike racing. Ron wasn’t the only Superbike legend to grace the Carole Nash stand on the opening day, as our brand ambassadors, British Superbike Rider Leon Haslam, and newly crowned World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea, hot footed it over from the Kawasaki stand to meet fans, sign autographs and even take a few selfies!

The two Superbike riders then helped us hand out prizes galore for the finalists of our three competitions. First up, the two lucky winners of our Kawasaki Ninja Giveaway, Alan and Anthony, were presented with their Kawasaki Ninja bikes, signed by both Leon and Jonathan, and a pair of the racers’ boots.

Next up, we revealed the three finalists of our charity calendar, which is raising money for the Nationwide Association of Bloodbikes. A huge well done to Matt and Wendy for making the final three and congratulations to Jasmine who finished first and bagged herself a year’s modelling contract with G-Models. The calendar is available throughout Motorcycle Live, so if you’re attending this week, make sure you grab your copy and donate to an amazing charity. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the calendar here.


Finally, the winner of the Carole Nash MCN Moto Foto competition was announced. Congratulations to Alex who took first place with his stunning photograph of a Norton motorcycle, and took home the £1000 prize and a top of the range TomTom sat nav system. A big well done to Robbie who finished second and Matt who finished third out of hundreds of entries.

The Carole Nash Time Trial Challenge attracted plenty of attention throughout the first day of the show. Leon and Jonathan both had a go on the virtual reality bike, setting times as they sped round Snetterton Race Track. If you fancy yourself as Superbike racer, don’t forget to visit the stand and have a go. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain with £250 up for grabs for the racer with the fastest lap time and those with the most likes on Facebook also win £250!
There’s still plenty to see and do at the Carole Nash stand, so if you’re attending Motorcycle Live2016 over the next week, make sure you come along to stand 2C15!^^


How to get to Motorcycle Live 2016

Motorcycle Live 2016 will be open Saturday 19 November 2016 – Sunday 27 November 2016.
Venue: Halls 2 – 4, NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT
Advance tickets:
Adults = £19.50
Children (11-16) = £1.00
Seniors (65+) = £12.00
Children (10 and under) = FREE with a paying adult

Tickets on the day
Adults = £25.00
Children (11-16) = £1.00
Seniors (65+) = £15.00
Children (10 and under) = FREE with a paying adult
Each ticket is valid for any one day of the show.

Tickets can be purchased here.
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