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The Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show: Easter Monday 9th April 2007

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Once again blessed with beautiful sunshine, The Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show kicked off to a fine start on Easter Monday.

A splendid display of over 150 motorcycles from all ages was put on by the folk who brought their machines, from Ariel to Vincent. Ashford is a little different from some events as it is free to exhibit your pre-1980 motorcycle, and as well as free admission for rider and pillion, all entrants are treated to a specially cast commemorative horse brass and a show programme which included the details of their machine, so no one leaves empty-handed.

Prizes were awarded to the top machines, including the 1920 Douglas W20 2 ¾ HP belonging to John Fuller which took 1st place in the pre-1946 class. This motorcycle was cosmetically restored for a London showroom static exhibit in 1988. When the showroom closed, it was stored until 2005. Since then, it's been mechanically rebuilt and was returned to roadworthy condition just in time for the Ashford Show in 2006.

Winner of the hotly contested Best Club Stand was the Cinque Ports Classic Motor Cycle Club, a local club based around the historic South-East Cinque Ports. With a strict pre-65 only rule, they always put on a superb display of machinery.

After the prize giving, all exhibitors were entered into a free raffle. Prizes for the exhibitors Prize Raffle were donated by numerous local companies. Top prize of an Electronic Ignition Kit was donated by local company Boyer Bransden www.boyerbransden.com , and was won by Mr Barham. A set of replica vintage celluloid handlebar grips donated by respected pattern makers Dial Patterns of Ashford www.dialpatterns.co.uk were won by Gordon Adamson. A gallon of Castrol provided by Hastings based www.cosmoclassic.co.uk was won by Barry Powis, while Ashford-based Powerhouse Motorcycles www.powerhousemotorcycles.co.uk donated a security chain won by Roger Lingham.

The all-motorcycle autojumble was extremely popular with bargain-hunters, with several stalls attending from France and Sweden. With both the indoor hall and the outside hardstanding fully booked, a full house ensured there was plenty of choice for autojumble hunters.

The next Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show will be on Easter Monday 24th March 2008.

The next Elk Promotions Classic Motorcycle event will be the Rye (Hamstreet) Classic Motorcycle Show, on Sunday 15th July followed by Rye (Hamstreet) Bikejumble on Sunday September 16th 2007., followed by the South of England ‘RealClassic’ Motorcycle Show on Sunday 28th October.

For more information on any Elk events please contact 01797 344277 or visit www.elk-promotions.co.uk

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Photos - by Olav Jerzykowski

Norton
Beautiful 1929 Norton Model 18 588cc Rare old bike, very original & unrestored. Dispatched from the Norton works to King & Harper of Cambridge on 7th October 1929, who sold it to a farmer, Mr Parkinson of Stonebridge Farm, Stone, ELY on 10th October 1929. Now used in the lanes of Kent & Sussex.

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1932 AJS B6 Big Port single, a sporting machine of it's day.

AJS Silver Streak
Very Pretty 1937 250cc AJS Silver Streak

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AJS engine

BSA
1926 BSA s6 Combination. From the owner, Dave Masters (normally seen on a Velocette!): "With only two previous owners, this bike has been modernised with a Lucas magdyno and lights, plus later 1928 drum brakes. Just had a complete engine rebuild, my shopping trolley for the weekends!"

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AutoJumble: a good selection of pre-War barrels!

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Jumblers

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More Jumblers..

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More Jumblers..

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