Carole Nash Irish show draws record crowds
A record crowd turned out for this year’s Carole Nash Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show, making it the most successful show since the event began way back in 2003.
11-times TT winner Michael Dunlop opened the show on Friday 27 February, and over 27,000 people came through the doors over the next three days – despite clashing with the crucial Ireland v England Six Nations rugby match just down the road on the Sunday.
There were loads of exciting, right-to-the-wire races throughout the weekend that kept the crown on their toes, and a heap of new bikes were launched at the show – not least the new Yamaha R1, complete with its own glass display case.
Other top class bikes on display included the BMW RR1, the Honda Fireblade and a new range from Ducati, along with favourites from Triumph, Royal Enfield, Harley Davidson and Victory.
Over on the Carole Nash stand, the Carole Nash Crew were kept busy with the launch of our ‘Place your bets’ promotion, where we give you €10* if we can’t get you a better deal on your motorbike insurance. We were also providing on-the-spot quotes to happy customers and running a €250free prize draw giveaway.
Guest of honour on the Carole Nash stand was the marvellous Flying Millyard, the hand-made 5-litre, V-twin engined beast of a bike that never ceases to draw the crowds.
If the bikes weren’t enough to keep you busy (as if!), there was a packed schedule of entertainment over the three days, including red hot performances from the Nitro Girls, Flat Track Speedway sidecar racing and the ACE Global Stunt Starz competition, ultimately won by Guy Guy (who picked up a cheque for €2,000 for his troubles).
The Wilson Craig racing team used the prestigious event to unveil its new line-up for 2015, showcasing new rider Derek McGee along with the fearsome bikes he’ll be riding this season. Meanwhile, TT legend John McGuinness, on his first visit to Dublin, delighted visitors to the North West 200 stand, signing copies of the his book, chatting to fans and posing for the obligatory selfies.
After such a storming first visit to the show, McGuinness is bound to be back in two years time for the event’s 10th birthday – as indeed will we. See you in Dublin in 2017!
*Terms and conditions apply, visit carolenash.ie/beat-your-bike-renewal-terms-and-conditions.