Stafford Classic Bike Show Cancelled

Due to the worsening situation and rising infection rate of Covid-19, Mortons Media Group has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics show, planned for October 10-11 at Stafford County Showground.

This long-established event has always been a firm favourite with motorcycle enthusiasts from all over Europe, and with the increase of cases worldwide, Mortons feels this is the safest thing to do, for the well-being of visitors and traders.
Not only is the show a highlight in the event calendar, it is also a strong social event for visitors at the show, with people naming a ‘day out with their friends’, as one of the top three reasons for going. Given the current restrictions with the ‘rule of six’, and the increasing localised lockdowns nationwide, Mortons believes this is the most responsible course of action to take.

The Stafford Shows will continue in 2021, with the popular Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show scheduled to take place over the weekend of April 24-25. The team will be looking to bounce back by putting on the biggest and best show of its kind in order to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Meanwhile Mortons will continue to hold regular outdoor autojumbles at Newark showground and Kempton Park, as currently planned.

sponsored by Carole Nash
Staffordshire County Showground (ST18 0BD)

Welcome to the two annual Stafford classic bike shows, the biggest events of their kind in the world! Showcasing the wonderful world of classic motorcycles, the two hugely popular exhibitions feature hundreds of motorcycle related trade stands, a massive autojumble, stunning club exhibits, pristine private entry displays, exciting live action and a record-breaking classic bike auction. The long-running weekend events take place in April and October respectively, and regularly attract more than 30,000 through the gates of Staffordshire County Showground.

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As the UK’s largest specialist motorcycle insurance provider, Carole Nash is proud to be involved with Mortons Media Group and its awesome bike shows. For more than two decades, these classic shows have been at the heart of the UK’s biking scene. They’re an unmissable opportunity to get up close with bikes, bikers and bike fans from across the biking community. We’re already looking forward to the next one!

Rebecca Donohue, head of marketing, Carole Nash Insurance Consultants Ltd.

Stafford works for us as there are many European visitors looking to buy parts. It seems to have become a main European centre for classic Japanese bike parts, especially in regard to the October event. The attraction of the auction, the used parts and bike sellers outside and the indoor vendors and clubs works well together.

Central Wheel Components and our sister company Wheelhouse Tyres have exhibited at the two Stafford Show shows since their for some 15 years. CWC shows examples of our range of rims, spokes and nipples coupled with our in-house wheel building service. Wheelhouse Tyres shows its full range of tyres for classic, road, race and MX usage. The two shows are similar but different. One catering for the up-and-coming Japanese ‘classic’ market and the other for the general classic enthusiast. It would be fair to say that along with the Shepton Mallet/Bristol Show, the Stafford shows rate as the best classic events that both CWC & Wheelhouse Tyres exhibit at in the UK.

Central Wheel Components have long been associated with both Stafford Shows. For many years we were the proud sponsors of the two annual events. CWC have two and sometimes 3 stands at each show. With a large presence in the main Bingley Hall supported by another large Outdoor stand featuring our Tyre Company ….. Wheelhouse Tyres. Mortons have brought an extra level of professionalism to both events & we always know that any problems will be swiftly resolved by Andy Catton or Andy Kitchen.