The Club’s Visit to Stafford.
The Classic Motorcycle Show held at the Stafford County Show Ground has been part of the club’s remit right from the the very first show, over 40 years ago. Much has changed in that time, mostly we have all got a lot older, nontheless the club had eight machines on display. Any more and we would have had a problem, it was pretty tight getting them all on. Had we not had a corner plot – which gave a little more frontage – we have would struggled to fit in the space. As it was every one enjoyed themselves despite that, with some members staying over for the full weekend and others attending for the day, both Saturday and Sunday. Enough people to man the stand so everyone had plenty of opportunities to go “walk-about”. As usual in addition to the many club and individual displays there was the Auto Jumble and Trade Show to pursue
Some people reported that they thought there were rather less stalls this year. Maybe Mortons are pricing some of the smaller traders out. One stall holder said that they were being charged VAT and for someone not VAT registered that is a 20% hike in fees! It would be shame for the small traders to be eliminated as they are often the most interesting. None the less members where able to find all sorts of bits and pieces for their various projects.
Machines on display:-
Wall Auto Wheel 1914
BSA ZB32 Gold Star 1950
BSA Woodman (one of only 10 made) 1970
Velocette MkII Special 1947
Norton Model 18 1946
Special thanks to Robert (Taylor) who made the information display boards. Brings the machine cards up nearer to eye level, much easier to read.
John Lay – Chairman