Stafford Classic Bike show

26th April 2008

Stafford Classic Motor Cycle Show.

At last, a chance to see this great show!
Thanks to Janie, (Boopoopadoopgal), & Dave-Postie. For years I’ve read about the show in various motor bike mags but been too busy to get there. Now I’ve retired my health refuses to let me drive that far, so when Janie said she would like to go and would have a spare seat in her car I jumped at the chance.
I left home in the early hours of Saturday morning & arrived at Janie & Dave’s house in Aldershot for 5.30am. A quick cuppa then off we set at a nice steady pace on the motorways that would lead us up past Birmingham & on to Stafford, Warwickshire, arriving about 9.45. Having bought prepaid tickets, we were able to stroll straight into the showground –well worth that little bit of pre-planning. First thing was a walk around the many trade stalls, some of which I recognised from auto jumbles down my way on the South Coast. Traders & punters alike travel from all over the country for this show. The walkways were tarmaced, rather than grass, which made it a bit easier on the feet later in the day when I began to tire. There were many large halls where the classic bikes were displayed along with more trade stands. I managed to cover the best part of the show but do feel you need two days to see it all at a comfortable pace, as by 4.30 my legs had done enough walking and, thanks to Janie & Dave, it was time to head back home.
A great day out, so much to see & buy. We’ll be back next year.

-Chevy Rick