As well as moving up another gear in terms of its magnificent displays and attendance, the Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks at Telford’s International Centre on February 17-18 has renewed its partnership agreement with the leading shock absorber manufacturer for another three years.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Hagon Products and many machines built by the famous firm were on display to celebrate the fact. Thousands of off-road fans descended on the event to meet dirt bike legends and admire the fine array of classic machinery at Europe’s largest event for classic trials, enduro, scrambles and speedway bikes.
The halls were filled with some of the finest off-road bikes in the country, taken along by numerous clubs and private restorers, and there were plenty of visitors to appreciate them. Another focus of attention was the world-famous Hagon-JAP drag bike that was also on display.
The outside autojumble, concentrating mainly on off-road sport, was busy all weekend, and many visitors went home with smiles on their faces after snapping up those long-awaited spare parts or restoration projects.
The show’s star guests Gerrit Wolsink, Colin Dommett, Peter Duke and Alf Hagon stirred lots of interest as they spoke on stage with renowned commentator Jack Burnicle, and Jeff Smith MBE also made the transatlantic journey from Canada to sign copies of his new book, Trials Master, Motocross Maestro, at the show.
The Best in Show award went to a stunning 1969 420 Jawa motocross machine owned by Bill Henderson, and other weekend winners included a 1967 250 Greeves Anglian that took the prize for the best trials machine, and the Westmorland Motor Club, whose stand was also declared the best in show.
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