The 35th running of the Grampian Motorcycle Convention will take place on Sunday, September 9. It should have been the 36th, but sadly the 2017 event had to be cancelled after a fatal accident involving a car during a private track hire/test session at the venue.
With the investigations continuing, the museum’s arena can be used only for events with reduced speed elements, so this year’s Convention will be more of a static bike show than in previous years.
Visiting motorcyclists, or ‘delegates’, will be able to ride their machines right into the event where they will form part of the attractions, being arranged in paddocks where the bikes will be eligible for judging.
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There will be an expanded trade show, with the latest machines being demonstrated on the road circuit, including electric bikes.
Vintage and classic machines can be entered by individuals or clubs for judging in a range of classes, including scooters and classic racers, and all will be paraded for visitors to see, hear and smell (including the Castrol R in competition machines).
The auction of a BMW R1150 RS Tourer to raise money for a new orphanage in Imphal, India, will
be preceded by the sale of a small number of
vintage and classic machines including a rare Silk 700 from the 1980s, inspired by the Scott water-cooled two-stroke twins of the 1920s, with the hammer wielded by well-known local auctioneer Colin Slessor of TV fame.
The 2018 Convention will run from 11am until 4pm, with entry costing £8 adults, £5 concessions and students and £2 children. Entry to the event at at the Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8AE will include a free souvenir programme and free vintage bus service from the main car park to the event for those arriving by car.
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