Now entering its 23rd year, the Shropshire Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Show continues to be one of the most popular annual events for West Midlands motorcycle enthusiasts. Over the years the show has attracted an astonishing roll call of guest speakers including big names such as Phil Read MBE, Tony Rutter, Tommy Robb, Percy Tait and Stuart Graham.
This year is no exception and sidecar ace Dick Greasley will be the Guest of Honour. Dick, from Market Drayton, was the first sidecar driver to lap the Isle of Man at 100mph and a serious world championship sidecar contender during the sport’s heyday in the late seventies.
Amongst the star bikes appearing at this year’s show is Robert Dunlop’s fearsome Norton RCW race bike. This is the bike on which Robert famously won the 1990 NW200 Superbike race reaching speeds of over 190mph. Race enthusiasts will remember the distinctive wail of these controversial machines when, for a brief period , the likes of Haslam, Cull, Spray, Nation and Dunlop dominated the UK race scene . Mechanic Dave Evans was a key member of the Norton team during that period and Dave will be on hand at the show and has promised to start the bike up to remind us just how special these bikes were.
The appeal of the Shropshire show has always been its friendly village atmosphere combined with exotic classic bikes and an autojumble. Sponsored by the Wood Brewery, The Plough Inn will be serving a special brew ‘Twist Grip Bitter’. Proceeds for the show go to Wistanstow School. (registered Charity No 1039913)
The show takes place at Wistanstow Village Hall on MARCH 23rd 2014 located just off the A49 north of Craven Arms – open from 10.30 am. Entry is £3 per person. Wistanstow Primary School PTA will be serving hot and cold food throughout the day. For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.shropshirevintagebikeshow.co.uk, or call Leigh on 01588 672 751