It’s nearly time for the Bristol Classic Bike Show – and if you’ve not already bagged your tickets, here are FIVE reasons it’s well worth a visit.  

Royal Enfield at the Bristol Classic Bike Show

1. It’s a 40th birthday bash.

The Classic MotorCycle Show is back – and for 2020 it’s celebrating its 40th birthday! And to mark the special milestone it’s turning the clock back to the 1970s and 80s. The organisers will be throwing a 70s/80s themed birthday bash and everyone is invited.  Dressing up is encouraged and there will be a cash prize for the best-dressed visitor on both days; visitors are encouraged to dig out their best 70s/80s clobber… flares, tank tops, platform shoes, shell suits, new romantic frilly shirts – the lot!


2. Marvel at the finest examples of private collection motorcycles

Owners spend thousands of painstaking hours ensuring their exhibit is in its best possible condition, ready for display and inspection by the crowds and judges. As would be expected at the Bristol show, there is a focus on the likes of Norton, BSA, Cotton and Sunbeam and many more. Alongside the machines on the show’s club stands, the private entries will compete for a host of show awards, including the coveted Best in Show.

It's nearly time for the 40th Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show. Bag your tickets now.

3. Free party bags with an advance ticket.


What party would be complete without a party bag? Well, in true birthday party style, the first 1000 people who purchase their ticket in advance will be given one FREE party bag per transaction, complete with an assortment of products and offers for any motorcycle enthusiast to enjoy.

4. Superb displays on club stands!

Classic bikes, exotic continentals, rare contraptions… the wonderful and expansive mix of club stands packed into the halls at the Royal Bath & West Showground deliver a rare treat for motorcycle enthusiasts. A quick browse of the A-Z list and all the big-hitters are there, from the likes of the multi-interest VMCC and VJMC through to the specialist owners’ clubs covering marques such as BSA, Norton, Suzuki and Kawasaki, among others.


5. Autojumble as far as the eye can see!

If visitors are looking for a great day out filled with motorcycle bargains, the 40th Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show is the place to be! Hundreds of traders showcased their wares at last year’s event and this year’s is set to be even bigger and better. With a mammoth display of spare parts, tools, books, magazines, signs and even complete machines, you can be certain you’ll find exactly what you are looking for.

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