Not content with being the biggest classic motoring show in the country, the Footman James Classic Motor Show is now expanding its two-wheeled presence into a show in its own right. The Footman James Classic Motorbike Show will span two halls and be co-located with the already popular event when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 12th to 14th November.
Show Manager Andy Rouse explains: “We’ve increased the presence of classic motorbikes into the show over the past two years and it has been so successful that it has outgrown the space and can now stand as its own event. The principle will be the same with amazing displays for the UK’s best motorbike clubs, the Pride of Ownership concours competition and the popular Bike Jumble as well as adding some exciting new attractions.
“There is nothing like hearing these motorbikes fired up so we are planning on some thrilling indoor live action with some amazing classic and modern trials bikes. We’ve also invited a host of special guests from the motorcycle world that we hope to interview on the Classic Motorbike Stage. Plus we’re extending the trader village to include more motorbike dealers, spare parts and memorabilia.”
The Footman James Classic Motorbike Show will be held in halls 8 and 9 of the NEC with a walkway into the Classic Motor Show, as enthusiasts will have the opportunity to buy a combined ticket so that they can enjoy another five halls of classic motoring as well as the neighbouring MPH Show*.
With around 30 motorcycle clubs already attending, the show also has the support of show sponsor Meguiar’s, the iconic Ace Café London and headline sponsor and classic motoring insurance specialist Footman James.
Paul Matthews, Footman James’ Managing Director, said: “Classic motorcycles have enjoyed an increasingly popular presence at the Classic Motor Show in recent years, and we are delighted that they will be celebrated at their very own stand alone show this year.
“We are committed to supporting the motorcycle industry and are proud to sponsor an event which helps to recognise and protect the heritage of so many unique motorcycles – and one which will add a new and exciting dimension to the Classic Motor Show.”
For more information and updates on the Footman James Classic Motorbike Show, visit www.classicmotorbikeshow.co.uk.