The weather on September 8 was perfect, with not a cloud to be seen and the owners on their highly polished motorcycles rolled up in force, numbering a record 350 motorcycles on the showground, and a record number of visitors paid to come and enjoy the show too.
The show is a competition of five classes featuring British bikes, European bikes, Japanese bikes, American bikes and custom bikes and trikes. Entrants bring a tin or packet of cat or dog food with them which is gratefully received.
Alongside many modern machines, some of the motorcycles at the show worth a mention included a Silk Scott, a BSA Rocket Gold Star, a Benelli, a Brough Superior, an Ariel Leader, a 1970 BSA Thunderbolt, a Zundapp, several Norton Commandos, a CCM Spitfire, several Triumph-engined specials, a Laverda RGS 1000, a Yamaha RS 200, a Bridgestone 175 Hurricane from 1965/6, and, for the first time at the show, a 1978 Honda CRZ250 R motocross bike.
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