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The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic
Newark Showground Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY
January 2019
Saturday 5th
Sunday 6th
Newark Showground
Lincoln Road
NG24 2NY

What's it all about...

A kick-start to the new classic motorcycling year, the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic takes place on January 5-6 at Newark Showground. It offers a welcome respite from the hectic holiday season and a chance to get lost exploring the hundreds of stunning classic machines on display. With a good mix of traders, dealers and autojumble plots, it's the perfect place to grab a box of parts and spares, as well as finding that inspiration needed to finish your restoration for a summer of riding… or perhaps pick up a new project.

About Scooter World...

It's not just classic motorcycles that will be celebrated at the Winter Classic, with the popular Scooter World hall making a welcome return! Local scooter clubs, private entries and traders will be in attendance, filling the two extra halls to create a scooterist's idea of heaven! The 2018 event saw our biggest and best Scooter World yet, and we're currently making plans for an even bigger and better experience for 2019's show! Watch this space…

About the Autojumble...

Not to be confused with the monthly 'Normous Newark Autojumbles we also run at the showground, the autojumble at the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic is drip-fed throughout the site, with stalls inside the main hall, outside and in the additional halls too. Hundreds of traders pitch up at the show with a vast range of autojumble for visitors to browse through as soon as they walk through the gates.


Trade stands at the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic are both varied and plentiful! Hundreds of traders are in attendance, selling anything from leather jackets to vintage machine manuals. Make sure that you go round all the halls on-site, because you never know what you'll find around the corner! It's the perfect way to spend the rest of the Christmas cash!

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Club Stands...

Both classic bike and scooter clubs are regarded as the jewel in the crown at this event. Keeping the heart of the scene beating through their work-hard, play-hard approach, the owners' clubs take pride of place wherever they pitch up! They help make the show what it is with their phenomenal collections of incredible machines, not to mention their love for classic bikes and scooters! Cash prizes are up for grabs for the best three club stands that go out of their way to put on a good display – who will be the top three in 2019? You'll have to stay for the awards ceremony at 4pm on Sunday to find out!

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Private Entries...

Established as the season-opener for both classic bike and scooter enthusiasts, The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic is THE place to immerse yourself in your favourite hobby! The question is would you like to take part? Why not display your pride and joy at the show, be it an utterly original BSA or fully restored Honda? We're looking for the best classic bikes the UK has to offer to go into our private entry display. All private entry display owners receive two free wristbands to get into the show on both days, plus a vehicle pass. All displays are automatically entered into the awards too – so you could end up with a brand-new trophy to take home with you!

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Guest of Honour...

Confirmed for 2019's show - "Fast" Freddie Spencer!

After a hugely successful career in his native USA - the 1978 AMA 250cc Championship being his first big series win - Freddie got his first taste of international racing as part of the USA team in the 1980 Transatlantic Trophy Match Races, winning two races at Brands Hatch and beating World Champions Kenny Roberts and Barry Sheene in the process.By 1982 Freddie was a full-time Honda Grand Prix rider and in just one year in Europe he won his first 500cc World Championship, giving him the distinction of being the youngest rider ever to secure the title - aged just 21.The following year saw a battle royal between fellow American Kenny Roberts and Spencer with the latter snatching the title by just two points. However, it was the 1985 season that truly cemented Freddie's name in the history books when he did the unthinkable and won both the 250cc and 500cc titles, becoming the only rider in Grand Prix history to pull off such a feat.Freddie will be interviewed live on stage by Steve Plater, and will be available for autographs and photos throughout the weekend.

Previous Years...

In the past we have had some seriously big names at the show, including John McGuinness, Alex Lowes, Michael Rutter, Jamie Whitham, Roger Marshall, John Reynolds and the Birchall Brothers!

All the above have been interviewed by our resident compere and local racing star, Steve Plater. You can expect live talks on the Main Stage, autograph opportunities and the chance to get a photo with the star of the show too!


What is Gymkhana?

This fantastic feature is appearing at the Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic for the first time in 2019! Situated outside the Main Hall - we're encouraging our visitors to book on to have a go at the event; it really will make for a fantastic day out!

Described as the "grassroots motorcycle sport for everyone" Moto Gymkhana is a riding skills challenge involving quick changes in direction, bursts of speed, ruthless braking and accurate control. Ridden against the clock, the obstacle courses are designed to test the rider and not the bike, so can be done on ANY roadworthy motorcycle or scooter.

Pioneered in Japan over 30 years ago, Moto Gymkhana is a great way to compete, have fun and improve your technique, making ordinary motorcycles do the extraordinary.

Once you've tried Moto Gymkhana you won't want to stop - it constantly challenges the rider and helps you discover your true boundaries.

Whether it's the elegant simplicity of the GP8, a World Challenge (where you compare your skills with other riders around the world), or a full class qualifying competition to move yourself through the rankings, it will reconnect you with the sheer fun of riding a bike.

To take part, you MUST book in advance with Moto Gymkhana (details below) and bring the following:

1. Your full riding gear

2. Your licence

Slots available on both Saturday and Sunday:

10am x 3 people; 10:30 x 3 people; 11:00 x 3 people; 11:30 x 3 people; 12:00 x 3 people

13:30 x 3 people; 14:00 x 3 people; 1430 x 3 people

When spaces are gone, they're gone! For more information, and to book your slot, please visit:


With adult tickets costing just £8 in advance, the post-Christmas bank balance won't be too hard-pressed. Tickets on the gate are £10 and under-12s are admitted free.

Ticket Advance Price Gate Price
Adult One Day (12 and over) £8 £10
Child (Under 12) FREE FREE

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Please ensure that you either print the tickets, or have them ready to display on a phone or tablet screen to allow staff to scan your ticket at the entry gate.

Closing date for advance e-ticket sales for The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic is 23.59pm Tuesday 1 January 2019. Tickets can be purchased on the gate for £10, under 12s are admitted free. Gates open at 9am both days.
Please note - Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged after purchase (unless the event has been cancelled, postponed or changed of date: see our terms & Conditions).

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