- Created: 17 April 2015
Just over a week to go until the world's largest classic bike event, the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show, and we're already beaming with excitement!
Taking place at Staffordshire County Showground over the weekend of 25 and 26 April, unbelievably, this is the show's 35th glorious year.
As ever, there's a real practical, hands-on focus to the schedule, nowhere more so than the main stage debut of The Motorbike Show's Peter Thorne. He'll be delivering five sessions a day of 'restoration theatre' – top tips, techniques, advice and live demonstrations on restoring classic bikes.
Also new to this year's show is the Cavalcade, which will see some of the fantastic British and European classics at the show paraded around the main ring twice a day, with live music accompaniment. Sure to be a treat for the eyes (and ears!).
There are scores of stands lined up, offering everything from nuts and bolts to the latest kit and gadgets for your bike.
On the Carole Nash stand, we'll be giving away £250 off your bike insurance in our free prize draw*, putting smiles on faces with our bargain-busting on-the-spot quotations, plus the usual goodie bags and give-aways. We'll also be hosting the Flying Millyard all weekend and firing it up in the Cavalcade twice a day. A sight not to be missed!
Other star guests (apart from the Carole Nash Crew!) include Nick and Tony Jefferies, scions of one of the UK's premier biking families, and both champs (and leading industry figures) in their own right. They'll be chatting to visitors, posing for selfies and firing up some of their most famous race machines in the paddock.
If that's not enough, there will be the usual heady mix of bargains, music, live interviews, merchandise, excellent grub and, of course, more stunning bikes than you can wobble your wheel at, both private entrants and clubs.
And if you're still in the mood for spending at the end of the day, why not pick up some choice pieces in Bonhams Stafford spring sale auction, including bikes from the private collections of Top Gear's James May and Richard Hammond.
Gates open at 9am both days, closing at 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. Day tickets cost £10 for adults, £3 for children (under 12) and £9 for senior citizens if bought in advance. Slightly more on the gate.
*Terms and conditions apply visit, carolenash.com/win-bike-insurance-per-show