Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 31st March 2014

One of the world’s most famous motorcycling events is back this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

The 34th Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show will take place on 26 and 27 April at the Staffordshire County Showground. The event will showcase some of the very best classics the world has to offer, and as an extra-special treat for visitors, there will be a guest appearance from motorsport legend John Surtees.

John Surtees is the only person to hold world championship titles in both car and motorcycle racing. He won numerous races for MV Augusta, riding the manufacturer’s 350 and 500cc bikes before taking Ferrari to the top with an F1 win 50 years ago. Fans will have the chance to meet Surtees and also see the vehicles that took him to victory.

James Robinson, editor of the show’s title publication, The Classic Motorcycle, commented that John’s achievements are truly “remarkable,” and added that he’s a real “master of machinery.” Robinson said that having Surtees at the event will be a great honour, and he looks forward to hearing about his racing career and personal experiences.

The show will also be welcoming a new compere and commentator, motorsport TV personality Steve Plater, who’ll be taking over from former presenter Dave Craggs. Plater will be on stage during the weekend to talk with guests and to present awards.

As well as special guests, the show will be jam-packed with classic displays, trade and club stands, manufacturers, private entries and an enormous autojumble. There will be a fantastic live-action show from the infamous Wall of Death group.

Italian engineer Salvatore Majorca will also be stopping off at the show and will be bringing his stunning, one-off 1949 Moto Major for its first-ever trip to the UK.

Robinson said that he’s really looking forward to the National Motorcycle Museum and the Bonhams auction. He also said that he can’t wait to see the Rolls-Royce Motorcycle Club, which will be bringing a 1923 Cotton that has a 349cc ohc engine. Owner Tony Trueman believes that the machine is the only one that exists in the world.

Tickets are on sale now and can be bought from or by ringing 01507 529529. Advance adult tickets are £10 and will be £13 on the gate.

The show opens from 9-6pm on Saturday and 9-5pm on Sunday. Parking is free.