Racing legend and ‘king-maker’ Neil Tuxworth has been confirmed as the guest of honour at the 38th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show at the Stafford County Showground on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22.
From his first track outing at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire aboard a tuned BSA Bantam to victories and podium places in British national and international meetings, he quickly became a racing legend, and it was inevitable that he would be drawn into the challenge of the Isle of Man’s mountain circuit, where he racked up a Manx Grand Prix win, a Formula 2 TT runner-up spot and five third places.
Neil joined the Grands Prix ‘Continental Circus’ whenever he could, scoring world championship points in the UK, Austria and Finland, and during the winter months his desire to race anything with two wheels saw him competing in motocross, sand racing and even ice racing.
In 1986 he came very close to paying the ultimate price for his sport when a huge crash at Aberdare Park had medics and Neil’s family initially fearing for his life. He battled through, only to be told that he might never walk again.
Read more in the April 2018 issue of OBM – on sale now!Enjoy more Old Bike Mart reading in the monthly paper. Click here to subscribe.