Chili hots up a classic!


Blasting away the lethargy brought on by excessive amounts of chocolate, turkey and Christmas pudding, the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic takes place at Newark Showground over the weekend of January 11-12.

Aside from the usual massed club stands and expansive autojumble for which the Winter Classic is known, January’s show will also star Pierfrancesco ‘Frankie’ Chili as the guest of honour.

He will be interviewed by Steve Plater on both days, and will also present the awards on Sunday afternoon.

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Frankie is perhaps best known for his World Superbike career, in which he held the record for the most starts when he finally retired from racing in 2006, having claimed 10 pole positions and 17 wins during what was arguably the hardest-fought years in WSB.

Before that, Bologna-born Frankie had a long and successful career in most classes of races, winning the 125cc European Championship in 1985, before moving to Grand Prix level in the 250 and 500cc World Championships.

Pierfrancesco Chili, number 7, at the height of his World Superbike career.

Fans will also have the opportunity to win lunch with Frankie by purchasing their advance e-tickets to the show before December 6.

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All buyers will be automatically entered into a free prize draw to win two seats at the table with Frankie and local racing celebrity Steve Plater.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time with a real racing hero and is expected to be very popular among fans.

The show will also feature many of its regular attractions, including the return of Motogymkhana UK, who will be offering free sessions to visitors when booked in advance.

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More details on how to book will be available on the show website in the next few weeks.

Frankie says relax, at the Winter Classic.

For more information on trading or exhibiting at the event, please see the show website or call 01507 529430.

Advance tickets are on sale now at £10 each, offering a saving of £2 on the gate price.

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For more information or to book advance tickets, please visit www.newarkclassicbikeshow.com or call 01507 529529.

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