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The classic bike show season gets into full swing this weekend with the 32nd Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show. Traditionally seen as the superb curtain-opener that kicks off the classic events calendar, the Bristol show will take place at the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet on 18/19 February and title sponsor Carole Nash will be there to meet and greet the expected attendance of around 18,000 classic bike fans.

The Carole Nash stand will play host to some eye-catching vintage machines – including a 1951 James Comet 98cc. If you’ve got your eye on a junkyard gem that is crying out to be your next project or a pristine beauty to add to your classic collection, grab the chance to enter the Carole Nash competition. One lucky winner will not only receive up to £15,000 to spend on the bike of their dreams, but also £10,000 with which to customise it – and where better to find the inspiration on how to spend the money than at the Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show?

More than 1,000 bikes will be on display, celebrating 100 years of motorcycling. There will be more than 700 trade stands offering bargains galore and an area dedicated to the biggest bike jumble in the UK. This year will also see the added attraction of a Bonhams auction, where dozens of ‘barn finds’ and low mileage machines spanning the 1920s to the 1960s will be up for sale. Lots include a 1928 Ariel Model B De Lux, a 1946 Norton 16H, a 1958 Panther Model 100 and many more vintage classics.

Carole Nash staff will also be on hand to offer expert advice on the best way to protect your pride and joy, providing competitive motorcycle insurance quotes and explaining the bespoke benefits of Carole Nash classic bike cover, which include salvage retention rights, free agreed value and UK and European breakdown.

“The classic market is close to our heart at Carole Nash as it is where our business roots lie”, explains Events Manager Sarah Griffiths. “The Bristol show is always a great way to kick start the season and with the added addition of the Bonhams auction, this year’s event has a real buzz about it. We can’t wait to get there and meet all the classic bike fans that make it such a special show.”

The show is open from 10am-5pm on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February. Tickets can be pre-booked for £9.50 adult, £8 for seniors and £3.50 for under-15s atwww.classicbikeshows.com

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