Telford 2016 Revs Up!

Off-Road and Racing enthusiasts throughout Europe will be heading to Telford, Shropshire for their annual pilgrimage to the Classic Dirt Bike Show at the International Centre on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of February.

Originally run by super-enthusiast, midlander Alan Wright, the show was bought by Morton’s Group in 2014 after many years run by Wrighty and his immediate family. Wright is still involved as a consultant, thus preserving the original ‘feel’.

Alan Wright - Bantam - IL
Alan Wright on his BSA in the Pre’65 Scottish – Photo copyright: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven

For 2016 the show has a new sponsor, Hagon Shocks of Essex. Many of the show-goers are riders and ex-riders who spend as much time catching up with old friends as taking in the exhibits, listening to the speakers and hearing the bike start ups. Oh yes, they also buy stuff at the autojumble and from the variety of stall-holders!

This is the pre-season place to buy just about anything for a pre’65 or twin-shock trials or motocross (or should I also say scrambles) machine!

Special guest include top motocross rider, Scot, Jimmy Aird who rode for CZ; AJS and CCM, Nick Jefferies who rode for Honda in trials and was an accomplished road-racer, speedway legend Barry Briggs and Channel Island star Wayne Le Marquand.

On display will be Alan ‘Sid’ Lampkin’s works BSA C15T 748MOE which is the last British four-stroke to win the Scottish Six Days Trial 50 years ago in 1966.

1967 Programme
The 1967 SSDT programme cover featured the 1966 winner, Alan Lampkin on his factory BSA 748MOE – Image from Trials Guru Archive of programmes SSDT

This machine will be ridden in this year’s Pre’65 Scottish Trial in April by Alan’s son, James Lampkin. Take a close look at it at Telford.

Gates open: 10 am to 5 pm both days with early autojumble from 9 am.

Prices are £11 adult advance booking (£13 on the gate), with under 12’s free entry. Early bird advance £14.

Link to Telford Show 2016

And oh yes … Trials Guru will be there!





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