The Manchester Bike Show – Newsletter 1 – December 2017
Hi everyone! Here we are in December again (where has the year gone?) and just a few months way from the 7th edition of The Manchester Bike Show at EventCity on 24th & 25th March. A big thank you to all our exhibitors and visitors who made the 6th edition of the show such an excellent event in March this year although clashing with the Mothers day weekend wasn’t something we will be looking to repeat in a hurry given the mayhem of Saturday! It is really difficult to find a spring date at EventCity not clashing with either Easter or Mothers day given that all the other organisers are trying to do exactly the same thing. We have however managed to do this for the next three years at the very least, which should make everyone’s life a little easier.
A special word of thanks goes to Swinton Insurance who have renewed their sponsorship for 2018 and Gareth Coleman from KCS Honda who provided the photos on which the graphics for the 2018 poster is based. Claire, our graphic designer here in the office, excels herself year on year with the look of the show and with 2018 being the best yet.
We have already had a brilliant response from the clubs and private entries for the 2018 event with The Triumph Motorcycle Owners Club having actually booked at the 2017 event! Subsequently we have had bookings from a wide variety of clubs including The Hatters Chapter of HOG, Ben’s Bike Nights, Crisis Crew, Christian Motorcyclists, British Motorcyclists’ Federation, Rainy City Harley, Air Cooled Suzuki, LE Velocette and the Velocette OC plus Youth Bike who as always will be encouraging the younger element to get involved with motorcycling. The National Association of Bikers with a Disability will be having a stand as well as organising the Helmet Park in the foyer as they have done since the show started. Peter Johnson from the Chunky Tread Adventure Club informs us that there will be one or two “new worlders” on their stand including the Ed March Honda C90 Pan American highway and some old favourites as well. Plus a booking received this very afternoon from Philip Morris from Oswestry, an old friend of ClassicShows who is now involved in the Welsh Road Race taking place in the Brecon Beacons over the first weekend in August 2018. Bikes displayed on their stand include the Alex Lowes Moto GB Bike pictured.
Almost without noticing we have looked at the show report and discovered that we have around 250 display bikes booked in including lots of post war British and Japanese Classics up to the 1980’s plus an extremely rare 1916 Harley Davidson. Although this is a show in itself we are about a third of the way to beating last year’s number of bikes on display. So if you run a club or have a bike you wish to show please download the booking form by logging on to the website’s exhibit page at www.manchesterbikeshow.com/exhibit
More news about advanced ticket sales and trade stand bookings next time, until then happy Christmas shopping!