The Newark Showground is abuzz with activity as traders, CBG staff and Mortons Show team members start assembling their stands in preparation for the weekend’s Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic Show...
There’s an addictive smell – to motorcyclists! – of oil and polish in the air as the display bikes are wheeled into position in the halls, labelled up and given the final buff with Solvol for the weekend’s show visitors.
Auto-jumblers are laying out their stalls and putting the final touches on their displays. These were the early birds, however, as there is a continuous stream of stallholders’ vans and lorries still coming through the Newark Showground gates who have yet to set up their stalls. These guys will be working fast and furiously!
Newark’s a largely undercover event and external stalls are mostly housed beneath the huge marquees we have organised, so weatherproof.
Our special VIP guest of honour for this weekend’s event is Superbike ace Chris ‘The Stalker’ Walker (pic left). Chris is already unpacking his race school bikes. He'll be on stage twice a day and on hand for autograph and picture signing.
New for this year is the Classic Scooter World Hall, where there will be over 70 custom and classic scooters on display. And in the evening there will be live bands. Evening’s entertainment starts at 18.30 and runs until 1am. Cost is just £5 on the door. More information on the Classic Scooterist Scene website.
The event’s highly anticipated and seen as a barometer for the classic show year ahead.
Parking is plentiful and free. But get here early for the bargains.
The Newark showground is just off the A1 Newark junction. Follow the A46 to Lincoln and watch for signposts advertising the ground.
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