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Advance tickets continue to sell incredibly well, being 95% up on the same time last year, so we are confident of a record attendance at this year’s event.
The exhibitors list is now up on the website http://wordpress-124400-355957.cloudways.com/exhibitor-list/ and shows 37 club stands who have already confirmed their stands.
This week we have welcomed the following club stands Supermoto UK, Manchester Honda OC, The Vulcan riders Association, Rigby’s Guardians and the National Association for Bikers with a Disability who as always will be running the Helmet Park with the proceeds going directly to the charity themselves. We are around two thirds there with regard to club entries so if you are intending to come get your forms back to us.
Incredibly we have had bookings from two separate private enthusiasts bringing individual custom bike entries all the way from both Oxford and Banbury not to mention a superb looking Suzuki GT750 cafe racer from Preston. We are about half way there with private entries so again get your space booked with us.
An impressive 78 individual trade exhibitors have booked in with us so far. Trade exhibitors who have confirmed this week are Peter Riley of www.airvest.co.uk who as always will be on stand 401 just inside the public entrance, www.sorrymate.com from Warrington who will be on stands 437 and 438 offering advice if you have been in an accident, Warren Johnson and Malcolm Allen will be on 538-540 selling workwear and motorcycles for restoration. They are coming up from London once again this year and claim that they will not to need an interpreter as they did two years ago but I’m not so sure! Vintage Signs from Bradford will be on 309-310 although this is not necessarily a good thing as every time we see them it seems to snow! Speaking of snow Rainbow Hat are coming down from Brechin in Scotland and will be on stands 563 and 564. We are quite excited to meet Alex Johnson from Chesterfield who will be bringing Kaapstad Motorcycle Tours on stand 325, the word Kaapstad meaning Cape Town as Alex organises motorcycle and wildlife tours in South Africa. We will be getting him on stage to talk with Les Clayton about his twin passions of motorcycles and wildlife. Closer to home Click2Buy will be coming down from the North East and Brendan Leyton bringing SS Direct to the show from Worksop, both these exhibitors having attended all five motorcycle shows at EventCity.
The radio advertising on XS Manchester has been booked this week, part of the deal being that the breakfast show host Steve Berry, who was formally a Top Gear presenter, will be in attendance at the show. The last time I met Steve he informed me that Angela Rippon had also done Top Gear in the past but I must confess I didn’t remember. XS Manchester also provide the voice over for the advert that appears on the big screen at the Trafford Centre, something to look out for in the two weeks leading up to the event if you live locally. Just off now to organise the billboards and AA signs on the way in to EventCity for show weekend, will be in touch next Friday.
Andrew Greenwood #MBikeShow