The favourite classic bike show of the year is back with the 37th Carole Nash Bristol at the Bath and West show ground in Shepton Mallet Somerset. The Bristol classic bike show is popular for its extravagant display of beautiful machines hosted by the local motor clubs who leave no stone unturned to impress the visitors.
It is paradise for every bike lover: classic bikes on display, bike stands and dealers & traders.
Bristol to display authentic Lawrence of Arabia
This year’s lineup will include the classic Brough Superior which was rode and owned by T.E Lawrence during the two day classic bike show at Bristol. The famous military offer and author who bought the SS100, the penultimate Brough, has earned his moniker Lawrence of Arabia for his service as the Arab diplomat during the troubled times of conflict between the Arabs in the First World War.
The machine has its own name, for greatness seldom goes nameless, called George VI by Lawrence. Under the registration of UL656, the bike was used for 4 years between January 1929 and 1932. The Brough is one of the two machines that can be claimed as his. The other ride being GW2275: the bike which was traded for the UL656. This is the same bike from which he received his fatal injuries post completion of his military services.
The bike was a gift apparently, from writer George Bernard Shaw and his wife Charlotte. The bike owned by Lawrence was the first one to boast of a sprung frame and also to feature the JAP V-twin engine with 998cc JTO series. The epic movie, Lawrence of Arabia has incorrectly used the motorcycle which claimed his life, the Jap SS100 and not the SS100.
About the Show
This flagship event of the Classic Motorcycle Calendar and the 37th show marks the entry of Carole Nash International entering its fourth decade. All the best British motorcycles are put on proud display at the Staffordshire County Show ground which plays host for the best thing to happen in spring-the classic motor cycle show.
The venue is packed with halls both inside and outside. There are auto jumble plots and trade stands which are supported by a host of motorcycle clubs, special star guests, live performances, Bonham’s sale and off-road classic machines.
The dates for the show are from April 22- 23, 2017. Tickets are available at an advanced price of £12 for adult, one day, £24 for two days, Senior citizens for £11 one day and £22 for both days. Children under the age of 12, walk in for £3 for a day and £6 for both days. Parking is free at the venue. Those who miss out on the chance to buy the tickets beforehand, they are available at the venue at fairly the same price but without the option to buy passes for both days. For adults, the gate price is £14, children £4 and senior citizens £13.