After over a decade of success, Britain’s leading classic dirt bike show is set to step up a gear as part of the Mortons stable of motorcycle events and magazines.
The Putoline Telford Twin Shock Classic & Road Racing Show – known to many of the thousands who attend each year as ‘Wrighty’s Show’ – is joining forces with other great Mortons events such as the market-leading International Dirt Bike Show and the two huge events at Stafford, the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show and the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show.
And as part of the deal, founder Alan Wright, already a regular columnist in Mortons’ Classic Dirt Bike magazine, will be staying on in order to make sure the 2015 event over the weekend of February 21/22 is bigger and better than ever.
“It’s a perfect fit as far as I’m concerned,” said Alan. “I know the team at Mortons’ Classic Bike Shows will look after what has been a labour of love for me for many years now, but also a lot of very hard work. In fact in the best sense of the phrase when it comes to dirt bikes, I’ll finally be able to get my feet up, as the show will be in safe hands!”
The event at the International Centre in Telford has traditionally attracted a host of big names and great machinery, with stars such as Heikki Mikkola, Johnny Giles and Brad Lackey among some of the more recent names to come along. Regular showgoers know they get to rub shoulders with their heroes, and often get the chance to attend exclusive dinners and hear tales of classic battles on two wheels… and all that, plus much more, will be on the cards as the Classic Bike Shows team picks up the baton.
“Alan has done a fantastic job with the event over a number of years,” said Mortons exhibitions manager Nick Mowbray. “The pressure is on for our team to make something so good even better… but we will be giving it every effort. The event fits brilliantly with our other events and gives us the ideal all-round package for anyone with an interest in two wheels, wherever they are in the UK.”
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