In April 2020 the International Classic Motorcycle show will be celebrating its 40th anniversary! With 2020 also being the 75th anniversary ofE day we have decided to plan an extra special event with a 1940’s theme throughout the show.

The GP Paddock will be bigger than ever before (almost twice the size in fact) – with things moved around so that we can transform it into a themed ‘Firing up Area’ with all manner of vehicles and engines making some serious noise!

We have teamed up with Historic Aero Engines – a group of aero engine enthusiasts who restore and display historic aero engines on a non-profit basis to encourage public interest in iconic aero engineering.

Rolls Royce Merlin Engine

The team are bringing a Rolls Royce Merlin engine and an Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine to showcase in the Firing up Area and will be starting them up four times a day per engine. Click the links below to find out more about this fantastic group of people and to watch videos of the engines themselves!

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah Engine

Santa Pod – Festival of Power. Rolls-Royce Merlin and Bristol Hercules engine


Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah radial engine, Ormskirk MotorFest, 2019

You can also follow Historic Aero Engines via their Facebook page:

We are looking for organisations and independent owners with any military or Historic vehicles or engines of interest that would make a great display when either showcased or fired up in front of a crowd. If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch with a member of the show team via the “Contact Us” page to find out more information.