Graeme Crosby gives an honest and frank interview at the 19th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show. Post interview Kiwi 'Croz' signed autographs for the show visitors, and did the same at the GP paddock...
‘Croz’ raced from 1974 in his native New Zealand superbike class and headed for Europe a couple of years later. He came to prominence in the UK by successfully campaigning the sit up and beg Moriwaki Kawasaki. In 1980 he won the Senior TT and became part of Suzuki’s official GP squad. Among his successes that year he also won the Suzuka Eight Hours race and the TTF1 World Championship. He finished fifth in the 1981 500cc world standings and retained the TTF1 title. He swapped to Agostini Yamaha for 1982 and won the Daytona 200. He finished runner-up in the 500cc world ranking before retiring unscathed.
He’s since run a series of successful motorcycle businesses, seen success in Antipodean touring car championships and has been inducted into the NZ Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2010, he released his autobiography called ‘CROZ – Larrikin Biker’ (ISBN 9781869508579) – well worth a read.When 'CRoz' came off stage he visited the GP paddock for more autograph signing.
09.00 - Show opens
09.00 - Bonhams sale open for viewing*
10.00 - Trials Demonstration and tips with Tim Britton Classic Dirt Bike Editor, Yrjo Vesterinen and Brian Marr outside the Dirt Bike Experience Hall. Followed by Dales Classic Trials Club Demonstration
10.00 - Bonhams motorcycle auction commences*
11.00 - Graeme Crosby on stage – Main Hall
12.00 - Firing up the legends in the Classic Racer GP Paddock with Graeme Crosby signing autographs
13.00 - On stage with the off road stars in the Dirt Bike Experience Hall
14.00 - Trials Demonstration and tips with Tim Britton CDB Editor, Yrjo Vesterinen and Brian Marr outside the Dirt Bike Experience Hall. Followed by Dales Classic Trials Club Demonstration
15.00 - Firing up the legends in the Classic Racer GP Paddock
16.00 - Trophy presentation on stage – Main Hall
* Bonhams catalogue needed
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• There’s free parking at the show and dogs on leads are welcome.
• Gates are open 9am to 6pm on the Saturday and 9am to 5pm on the Sunday.
• Tickets on the gate will cost £12, £10.50 and £4 for under 15s.
Stafford County Showground (sat nav postcode: ST18 0BD) is on the A518, approximately one mile out of Stafford (heading from Stafford towards Uttoxeter).
From the M6 Motorway, take exit 14 and take the A518 towards Stafford, and through to follow signposts for the Stafford Showground.