Guest of Honour October2023-09-07T08:52:28+01:00

Our 2023 Guest of Honour is… Henry Cole! 

TV Star Henry Cole and Friends to take Centre Stage at Stafford!

There are few bigger names in the world of classic motorcycles than Stafford’s star guest, Henry Cole. Best known worldwide as a TV presenter immersing himself in his lifelong passion for motorcycles and the tinkering and restoring of vintage machines.

Henry will be taking to the stage across the weekend with some of his closest friends to talk bikes, bikes and… well, erm… bikes! Riding, running, restoring, touring, owning, selling, competing; perhaps he’ll even tell you about the World Record that he and lifelong friend Allen Millyard set earlier in the year. Yep, a proper, bonafide World Record.

Joining him for the weekend and for your viewing pleasure will be uber-engineering god Allen Millyard, father of many-an incredible creation. Think Viper, Honda 6, The Flying Millyard or even that ridiculously beautiful Kawasaki H2 1000cc, all grafted together in his garage.

Finally, Henry’s man-at-arms will also be ‘on the sofa’; nonother than Guy Willison. Affectionately known as Skid and recognised for his television work on The Motorbike Show, Shed and Buried and Find It, Fix It, Flog It, Guy is one of the UK’s most talented motorcycle designers and builders. Just check out his work in partnership with Honda UK at 5fourmotorcycles.com. Tell me you don’t want one!!

Here is what our 2022 guest, John Kocinski has to say about the show…


2022 John Kocinski

2019 Ian “Hutchy” Hutchinson, Tom and Ben Birchall, Alex George, Jim Redman ,John Copper ,Tommy Robb , Steve Plater and Allen Millyard.

2018 Neil Tuxworth

2017 Troy Bayliss

2016 Steve Parrish

2015 Nick & Tony Jefferies

2014 John Surtees

2013 Phil Read

2012 Giocomo Agostini

2011 Steve Baker

2010 Phil McCallum

2009 Carl Fogarty

2008 Agostini / Kork Ballington

2007 TT stars

2006 Paul Smart

2005 All Past stars

2003 Dereck Woodman

2002 Chris Vincent

2001 No Guest

2000 Phil Read

1999 Tommy Robb

1998 Rod Coleman

1997 Jim Redman

1996 Dave Croxford

1995 Jeff Smith

1994 Ray Pickrell

1993 Sir John Surtees

1992 Peter Williams

1991 Colin Seeley

1990 Percy Tait

1989 Derek Minter

1988 Geoff Duke

Famous Faces at Stafford

Giacomo Agostini

Wayne Rainey

Steve Plater and Frankie Chili

John Surtees

John McGuinness

Carl Fogarty

Phil Read

Graeme Crosby

Nick Jefferies

Sebastian Vettel

Richard Hammond

James May

Lembit Opik

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