Show Dates and News

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Classic Speedway and Grasstrack Display at Gorton, Manchester (100 Years of Belle Vue Celebration) September 2014

Show Dates for 2017

 

Come along and see my Classic Speedway and Grasstrack Displays

 

View a selection of my Bikes and Speedway Race Jackets, plus Guests Bikes.

 

18th & 19th February 2017 @ Telford Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks. The International Centre, Telford. TF3 4JH

This Show is a must for any off-road and road racing enthusiast.

(Stall selling Bikes, Parts and Stickers).

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Telford Classic Dirt Bike Show due to having a Hip Replacement Operation just prior to it. Well on the way to recovery now.

 

22nd & 23rd April 2017 @ Classic Bike Show, Stafford. (Stall selling Bikes, Parts and Stickers).

 

30th April 2017

Invited to display at the Worcester Grasstrack Racing Club at their Midland Centre Grasstrack Championship.

Display of Bikes plus Speedway Race Jackets.

Purshull Green Farm, Purshull Green, Rushock, Nr. Chaddsley Corbett WR9 0NL

Practice 11.00am, 1st Race 12.30pm

 

14th May 2017 @ Cheshire Grasstrack, Woodhouse Lane, Gawsworth, Near Macclesfield SK11 9QY.

Under 21s British Final plus Triple Trophy Meeting.

Practice 11.00am, 1st Race 13.00pm.

Display of Bikes plus Speedway Race Jackets.

 

18th July 2017 - Giving a Talk on The History of Speedway and Grasstrack plus Technical Information on the bikes displayed.

Cheshire and North Wales Branch of the Vintage Motor-Cycle Club VMCC.

 

21st July 2017 - Display of Speedway Bikes at a Motorcycle Gathering at the Leyland Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs. In conjunction with John Abram's Motorcycle News Website and Radio Lancashire. I will be interviewed On Air by "Gilly" for his afternoon programme. Think the Gathering is 12.00 until about 16.00hrs.

 

22nd July 2017 @ Cardiff Speedway Grand Prix Fanzone.

Unfortunately I am unable to attend the Grand Prix this year due to other commitments, hope you all have a great day. Go along and support Alex Gooch and Peter Rout in the Fanzone displaying their old Speedway Bikes and Race Jacket Collections.

 

23rd July 2017 @ Cheshire Grasstrack, Woodhouse Lane, Gawsworth, Near Macclesfield SK11 0QY.

Pre 75 British Championships.

Practice 11.00am, 1st Race 13.00pm.

Display of Bikes plus Speedway Race Jackets.

Also bikes on show from Peter Collins MBE Collection and from Kevin Ashcroft, first public showing of his recently completed Ivan Mauger Weslake Tribute Bike, a treat to behold.

 

27th July 2017 - Benz Bike Night @ Witton Albion Football Club near Northwich, Cheshire. This is a social gathering organised by Ben Butterworth of Bike Move (The No. 1 Bike Transport Company). 17.00hrs onwards till late. Usually a Bar and Food available. A great night just to talk bikes and wander through the varied selection that usually turns out. No charge for entry.

Display of Speedway Bikes.

 

 

 

Other Confirmed dates will be added in due course.

 

 

News Items

 

10th February 2015

 

Had a good response from many people regarding the Web Site, let me know what you think about it by getting in touch via the Contacts Page.

 

Have a couple of Companies to add to the Links Page when I work out how to do it properly. In the mean time I will just add their Web Addresses. I have used J R Vapour Blasting (Jeff Roberts) recently for cleaning some engines and parts, he does a great job at reasonable prices with a quick turn-around. The studio photographs on my site (those with the White backgrounds) were taken by Pro Bike Art (Ian Daisley), you have to agree he did a superb job of them

 

Just been asked today to take some of my bikes along to the Vintage Motorcycle Club's Central Lancs Branch Social Evening on 3rd March 2015 (details above). I had a similar evening booked in for 29th June 2015, so was planning to put something together for that. Will have to get something put together pretty quick now.

 

22nd July 2015

 

Done several Talks now which include a display of Speedway and Grasstrack Bikes. The talk topic has been the History of Speedway and Grasstrack and includes details of specifications / differences between the bikes, plus a brief history of the bikes on display. They have gone down really well with the people who have attended.

 

Had a couple of shows during June, both well attended and a great deal of interest shown in the Bikes and Race Jackets on display. Also had a few leads from people about possible Bikes for sale, I will be following these up over the next few weeks as time and funds allow.

 

Went over to Germany at the beginning of July to watch the German U21 Speedway Final @ Herxheim and the Grasstrack Racing @ Zweibrucken. Had a great few days apart from a breakdown in my Van. Got home eventually but my Van is still in France. Hopefully it will be recovered to my home in the next week. A big thank-you to the RAC for all their help.

 

Watch out for the Speedway Star on 23rd July 2015, I will be advertising some Classic Speedway Bikes For Sale. I am honoured to be able to bring to you one of Barry Briggs's "Golden Greats" Jawa 2 Valve, and a brand new 1984 Jawa 897 from Barry's Collection. I have included details on my For Sale Page as well including some more photographs of the Bikes. Please get in touch via my Contacts Page for more details.

 

8th November 2015

 

Time to breath after a very hectic Summer. 

 

Had a discussion with a fellow at the Classic Bike Show in April 2015 about Speedway Bikes and he was looking for a Weslake Rocker Box Cover, which I was able to supply for him. Got a call out of the blue on Thursday last week from him resulting in me buying 2 Speedway Bikes, a Weslake and a GM, always good to talk.

 

Been updating the website today, finally got around to adding Stickers For Sale. These are Stickers re-mastered from originals found on 1970s / 1980s Speedway and Grasstrack / Longtrack Bikes. Many of the Companies are no longer trading or no longer offer the period stickers. Have a look, you may find some you need.

 

Been in discussions with a Manufacturer to get some Hagon Push-on (Rubber) Fuel Tank Tops produced, these are as rare as Hen's Teeth in good condition. Hopefully available in the New Year, let me know if you are interested in any so I can gauge demand. They will be approximately £30.00 each.

 

Not finalised all dates for Shows / Displays next year as yet but I have added as many as I can as a guide. Confirmed dates will be added in due course.

 

Hoping to add some new bikes to the displays next year, I have several undergoing restoration at present. Will add photos and details to the Ongoing Projects Page very soon.

 

20th June 2016

 

Had a good day at the Cheshire Grasstrack yesterday, that is until the Rain came at 4 o'clock as the Weather Forecast predicted. Still got to dry off the bikes and give them a good clean, that's tomorrow's job. Chatted with a lot of old friends and made some new ones.

 

Next outing is the British Speedway Grand Prix @ Cardiff on 9th July 2016. I have been asked to display 2 of my bikes in the Fanzone on the day. I think it is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Been asked to take my 1989 Simon Wigg Dula Framed GM Speedway Bike and my 1986 Peter Collins Longtrack Bike. Hope for good weather and a good crowd.

 

Hagon Push-on (Rubber) Fuel Tank Tops are now available. They are £28.50 each plus £3.00 Postage UK, Worldwide by Enquiry.

 

Busy at present working on the Belle Vue Track Spare from 1970, will add some photos to the Ongoing Projects Page in the next few days. Also working on an Elstar JAP Speedway Bike for a Customer. In addition I have 2 ESO Speedway Bikes to build, so going to be a busy man over the next few months. Enjoy every minute of it though.

 

27th October 2016

 

Hope you have all had a good Summer, enjoying your bikes, either riding, racing, showing or just tinkering with them. Didn't do as many Shows as I have done previously but still been busy.

 

Autumn is here now and we will soon be putting the Clocks back. Time to start looking seriously in the Workshop for what needs doing. Got a couple of bikes to finish off for Customers and a couple for myself. Also, planning to do an Ivan Mauger Replica this Winter. See how the time goes.

 

Just had a look at the Show Dates for the coming year. Got some dates on there with some of the finer details to be added when available. Have a look and see if you can come along.

 

Really enjoyed the Fanzone at the British Speedway Grand Prix. Had a couple of bikes on display and had a great time discussing bikes with the many Speedway Fans.

 

Must give a Shout Out to Steve Hartley for his help over the past year at many of the Shows, thanks and hopefully he will be helping again next year when he can.

 

Keep saying I will add some photos to the ongoing Projects Page. Not done any yet but will get that sorted very soon.

 

8th November 2016

 

Really pleased with my model (1/6th Scale) Weslake Engine that has just arrived. The detail is fantastic, a great deal of work has gone into production of these by Tom Newey of www.clubcoinsuk.com I believe he hasn't got many left now from the Limited Edition run, so if you would like one too, get your order in quick. For photographs see my Gallery Page and for a link to Club Coins UK see my Links Page.

 

27th February 2017

 

Not done anything on the bikes for several months. Must admit I have missed working in the Workshop. Reason has been a troublesome right Hip which has been giving me grief for a long time now. I underwent a Hip Replacement Operation 4 weeks ago now and I am well on the way to recovery. No pain now which is brilliant.

 

I have been asked by the Cheshire Grasstrack Club to exhibit a recent aquisition at the Manchester Bike Show on the 25th & 26th March 2017 being held at Event City, near the Trafford Centre. The Cheshire Grasstrack Club have a stand in the ACU Area promoting Grasstrack Racing.

 

It is a 1957 Josef Hofmeister JAP Longtrack Bike, that I brought back from Milan, Italy, where I bid for it at the RM Sotherby's Auction. A great piece of Longtrack History (see Gallery Page for more information on this bike).

 

The next outing after the Manchester Show will be the Stafford International Classic Bike Show at the end of April 2017. (See Show Dates Page for details).

 

 

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