The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic Show

Published: 08:59AM Jan 5th, 2012
By: Web Editor

A CLASSIC BIKE SHOW KNOCK-OUT AT NEWARK!
 The winter blues were well and truly kicked into touch at the first major event of the classic bike show season. Launched for the very first time and held at Newark Showground over the weekend of January 7-8 – The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Show proved an enormous success.

The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic Show

With 10,000 visitors through the gates, classic bikes galore and hundreds of trade stalls and dealers, the brand new show was the first of what will now become an annual event... and goes to prove just how strong the classic biking movement is.

Star guests Steve Plater and Alan Carter kept the crowds highly entertained throughout the weekend and as the effervescent former British Superbike Champion Plater enthused: “It's been absolutely mega!”

The event was the perfect place to bag a bargain and grab some inspiration from the superb motorcycle restorations on display – including the machine that took the highly coveted Best in Show prize for £100 which was won by Malcolm Nettleship’s 1969 Yamaha YAS1.

Meanwhile the Best Club Stand was taken by the CBX Honda Owners' Club, whose members were delighted with their £750 prize.

Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray said: “The weekend has been a huge success – we are absolutely delighted with the feedback and are already building on plans for an even bigger and better show in 2013. Many traders have already booked their pitches for next year, having notched up business far beyond their expectations.”

Dates for next year confirmed!
- 5-6th January 2013
- Bigger & Better
- More Bikes
- More Traders
- Additional Catering Facilities
- DON’T MISS OUT!

FROM THE SHOW: Results, Winners,  Photos & Videos

PDF List of show winners and results from the 2012 show >>

For more images see our gallery >>


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St★r turns at the show

The first CBG Winter Classic had not one, but two star guests of honour: Steve Plater and Alan Carter...

Steve Plater Plater

A late starter to road racing, Lincolnshire riding ace Steve Plater quickly made up for lost time following his maiden race - which he won - when aged in his early 20s at Cadwell Park back in 1994.

By 1998 Steve had his first British championship under his belt, the Powerbike class, and he almost secured the Supersport title in the same season.

He has also achieved the ultimate real road racer’s dream by winning the 2009 Senior TT and setting a new lap record, in what was only his third visit to the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course. Even on his first appearance there he was the fastest newcomer in the 102-year history of the event, and in 2008 took his first TT victory in the Supersport race.

Proving his versatility, Steve also won the 2009 British Supersport title for HM Plant Honda, beating a host of hungry youngsters along the way.

As well as the TT Mountain Course, Steve has excelled on the fearsome North West 200 circuit in Northern Ireland, with a double victory in the Superbike races in 2006. But it was the super-fast Irish track that almost brought an end to his career. A huge accident in qualifying for the 2010 races left him with a broken neck and badly damaged arm. But the determined Plater bounced back.

For 2011 Steve was signed again by Honda, this time to head the manufacturer’s challenge in the World Endurance Championship, a series that he has excelled in over the years, riding in the Honda TT Legends team alongside TT ace John McGuinness and Keith Amor. But once again injury brought Steve’s career to a premature halt when he badly broke his arm again in a high-speed accident at Thruxton.

Now on the road to recovery, Steve, who likes nothing better than meeting the fans, will be appearing on stage during both days of the show – check the timetable to make sure you don’t miss out.

Alan Carter

Alan CarterWhen Alan Carter burst on to the road race scene at just 16 years old, he was, quite rightly, proclaimed ‘the next Barry Sheene’. Alan, brother of the late, great speedway ace Kenny, is also the son of well known sponsor big Mal Carter, but it was Alan’s prodigious talent, not his father’s money, that carried him to success.

Alan started road racing in 1980 and immediately caught people’s attention, but it was his win in the French Grand Prix less than three years later which had his name on the lips of every team manager in the GP paddock. In an epic race, 18-year-old Alan, who had started 32nd (and last) on the grid, rode the race of his life to create a piece of history by becoming the youngest ever Grand Prix winner.

For the following season Alan was signed by ‘King’ Kenny Roberts as team mate to Wayne Rainey, with both of them riding 250cc Marlboro backed Yamaha machinery. Sadly the team that promised so much largely failed to deliver. But being the only Brit in an otherwise all-American team proved a great motivator for young Alan, who in his own words said: “I wish I could have ridden for Kenny later in my career, after gaining more experience.”

Alan raced on until 1994 at the highest level, with some great results. In the last year or so he has taken to the track again “just for fun” he says, riding in the ICGP championship. He has also found time to write his autobiography, a moving, at times sad, but also inspirational piece of work.

Future Shows

32nd Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th February 2012
The Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN

32nd Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April 2012
Stafford County Show Ground, Staffordshire, ST18 0BD

The Carole Nash Great Scottish Bike Show
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 2012
Lanark Agricultural Centre, Lanark, ML11 9AX

19th Carole Nash Eurojumble
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th September 2012
Netley Marsh, between Cadnam and Totton, Hants, SO40 7GY

19th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2012
Stafford County Show Ground, Staffordshire, ST18 0BD

The Carole Nash Scottish Dirt Bike Show
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December 2012
Lanark Agricultural Centre, Lanark, ML11 9AX

The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic Show
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th January 2013
Newark Showground, Newark-on-Trent, NG24 2NY

• Get more details and buy discount advanced tickets at classicbikeshows.com>>

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