Carole Nash
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Published: 26th April 2018

Getting revved up at the 38th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show

What a weekend! At 38 years old, the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show is one of the oldest on the circuit – but it’s definitely one of the best!

The Staffordshire County Showground was throbbing with bike fans from across the UK and beyond for these 48 hours of biking nirvana. And they certainly weren’t alone, with hundreds of autojumble plots alongside lines and lines of trade and club stands meaning there was plenty to see and do for every visitor to the show.

A world first for Allen Millyard

Star of this year’s show was undoubtedly Allen Millyard’s RC374. We did this beauty’s first ever start-up in front of a packed crowd of onlookers – and they were blown away by the noise it made. In fact, it was so good we even got an encore!

Understandably, Allen is now desperate to give the bike a spin out on the roads, so keep your eyes peeled!

Elsewhere, the Old Codgers’ Side Car Trails made for brilliant entertainment, while the Wall of Death left crowds awestruck by the bravery and skill of the riders on display.

Special guests at the 38th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show

Autograph hunters didn’t have far to look at Staffordshire County Showground, with a string of massive names following in the footsteps of Sebastian Vettel, Richard Hammond and Carl Fogarty by dropping into this year’s show.

Indeed, this year’s guest of honour, former road racer Neil Tuxworth, had the crowds enthralled with tales of his daring career.

Elsewhere, the autojumble saw plenty of bargains swap hands. And at the other end of the spectrum, there were some enormous bids at the Bonhams auction – with some serious money being exchanged for a handful of the rarest and most beautiful bikes in the land.

The 38th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show: a home from home for the Carole Nash team

Staffordshire County Showground is just over an hour from Carole Nash HQ – and it felt like we were surrounded by lifelong friends from the moment we arrived.

Our stand was packed from start to finish, and we lost count of the number of chats we had with bike lovers from around the world.

As ever, we dished out hundreds of our famous goodie bags, while our free prize draw certainly attracted plenty of attention. We look forward to doing it all again in October – we’ll see you there!