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The Rob North framed 750cc BSA Triple machine on which Guy Martin set a new world speed record on a Wall of Death, live on Channel 4 over the Easter break, will be at the 36th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show this weekend.

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The road racing, mountain biking, lorry mechanic blasted around the specially-built 37 meter diameter wall at a speed of 78.150mph on the BSA that he built in his own workshop, with the help of his dad Ian and mechanic Cammy Whitworth.

The Stafford show will also welcome the man who taught Guy the ropes of riding the wall – Ken Fox – as his Wall of Death, complete with vintage Indian Scouts and troupe of riders, will once again entertain the crowds throughout the weekend.

And that’s not all. An incredible selection of classic motorcycles will be brought to the venue over the weekend as part of static exhibitions, club displays, a Grand Prix race paddock, trials demonstration area and parade laps of the main ring, while hundreds of trade stands a vast autojumble will pack into the halls and outside areas.

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Auction house Bonhams hosts its annual spring sale – which this year is a two-day event – where some of the finest classic motorcycles in the world will go under the hammer, and former racer and TV presenter Steve Parrish will be in attendance as special guest star, talking to the crowds with tales from his.

 The UK’s biggest classic motorcycle event takes place at Staffordshire County Showground this weekend, April 23-24, with sporting stars, stunning machines and spectacular live action among the highlights for showgoers.

A one day adult pass costs just £14 – For more information on the show, including ticket details and opening times, visit: classicbikeshows.com

Tony Carter

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