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The South of England Real Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble
10am Sunday 30th March 2014 at Ardingly, W Sussex, RH17 6TL

Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble
10am Easter Monday 21st April at Ashford Livestock Market
Ashford, Kent TN24 0HB

Romney Marsh Classic Bikejumble
10am Sunday 25th May at Hamstreet, Near Ashford, Kent TN26 2JD

Romney Marsh Classic Show & Bikejumble
10am Sunday 29th June at Hamstreet, Near Ashford, Kent TN26 2JD

Classic SuperBike Show & Bikejumble
For bikes of the Seventies, Eighties and Beyond!
10am Sunday 27th July at Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL

Romney Marsh Classic Bikejumble:
10am Sunday 21st September at Hamstreet, Near Ashford, Kent TN26 2JD

Undercover stalls & seating area in our huge new marquee! Hog roast!
The South of England Real Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble
10am Sunday 12th October 2014 at Ardingly, W Sussex, RH17 6TL

We're off to Ardingly, Ashford and Rye!

STOP PRESS : 17th April 2014

Show Hall Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble: 10am Easter Monday 21st April
  • We’ve got a bumper load of machines booked in for the Show on Easter Monday, with The Moto Guzzi Club (GB) leading the Italian theme. Ray Palmer of Motoliner is taking time out from frame straightening to bring some of his collection of Italian lightweights along, including an couple of Maseratis, both rare bikes, with the Rospo Tipo made for one year only. Other Clubs attending include the recently-formed club for the iconic Honda CB750, The 750 Fours Club, who will be there for the first time.
  • Download the Show Programme for full motorcycle details.
  • Meanwhile, for 2014 all exhibitors will receive a specially-designed woven patch, made in Britain. They've just arrived from sunny Lancashire and we're really pleased with them, see picture right!
  • In addition to the StockPot restaurant, Herwish Farm Local Hog Roast will be there, located outside at the end of the Car auction hall.
  • Gates open to the public at 10am, and entry os £5 adults, £4 senior citizens in receipt of state pension and no charge for children under 16.
  • Ashford Livestock Market is on Orbital Park, Ashford, KENT TN24 0HB. We're close to junction 10 of the M20, so very convenient for all cross-channel links.
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    Show Hall Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble: 10am Easter Monday 21st April
  • Phil Read MBE, 8 times World Champion, will be on hand with his MV Agusta Brutale, successfully raced by Phil Read Jnr, and his new autobiography, ‘Rebel Read: The Prince of Speed’, published by Redline Books. Here’s your chance to get your hands on a signed copy of Phil’s autobiography in advance of the official release date of 1st May. This beautifully illustrated hardback book is bound to become a collector’s item, and you can buy it from the man himself at Ashford Classic Show on Easter Monday.
  • Meanwhile, Show exhibitors are in with a chance to win some great prizes in the raffle, including an Easter Hamper, a magneto tester courtesy of www.TheMagnetoGuys.co.uk and Goodies from www.BikersParadise.co.uk Clothing.
  • Jumblers! Still time to book a stall, from £20: download a form here or ring for details on 01797 344277.
  • Garage clear-out stalls are also available, so if you’re thinking of having a spring clear-out now’s your chance. It’s just £10 for a 5metre by 5metre pitch, which includes admission for two people. Just the opportunity to share a pitch with a mate & get shot of all those bits you’ve accumulated that weren’t quite right, or left over from a restoration, or the ideal place to sell that project you just haven’t had time to finish. Clear some space in your garage, and hopefully get those unwanted spares out of the shed and onto someone’s bike. This is for private individuals only, must be pre-booked download a form here or give us a ring on 01797 344277. (Bow-tie optional!)
  • 1913 Premier

    Show Hall Sunbeam Club The South of England Real Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble: 10am Sunday 30th March
  • The Show results are available online, well done to all our winners and our long-suffering judge, Frank Westworth. Pictured is John Marchant with his 1913 Premier 3½ hp 3 Speed, winner of the £50 cash prize for Shiniest machine, courtesy of www.a1abrasives.co.uk. John and his premier are pictured right, photos by Keith Fryer, prints available from www.phoenixphoto.co.uk.
  • For the full show write-up by the fab Rowena Hoseason, visit our sponsors: Real Classic magazine.
  • Meanwhile for more photos of the day visit Flickr for photos by Al O'Newbie, and for more photos by Steve Moorey, which are available to buy at very reasonable cost, click here.
    There's some great show footage on YouTube from last Sunday, thanks go to Duke Dyson.
  • Also pictured are The Sunbeam MCC, www.sunbeam-mcc.co.uk the club for pre-War Motorcyles, celebrating their 90th Birthday with cake!
  • The helmet park kept The Royal British Legion busy in the Stockman's Building; they raised £233 for the Poppy Fund.
  • 1913 Premier

    Show Hall The South of England Real Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble: 10am Sunday 30th March - Show News:
  • We've got a full house of bikes and stalls for this Sunday at the South of England Showground, with five halls of show and 'jumble and outdoor jumble!
  • There's a £50 cash prize for the Shiniest Bike, sponsored by www.a1abrasives.co.uk , find Andy and the team on stall 40 inthe Abergavenny Building.
  • Make sure to visit the display of bikes celebrating their 100th birthday in the Queens Jubilee Show Hall, together with The Sunbeam MCC, www.sunbeam-mcc.co.uk the club for pre-War Motorcyles, who are celebrating their 90th Birthday!
  • Support the Royal British Legion and use their helmet park in the Stockman's Building, all proceeds to the Poppy Fund.
  • Don't forget : clocks go forward one hour this weekend.
  • Show Programme now available online: cover and motorcycle details.
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    Velocette: Photo by Keith Fryer The South of England Real Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble: 10am Sunday 30th March
    Free BikeMart: Want to sell your own bike? For private individuals, it’s free of charge to sell your motorcycles, you just need to pay your entrance fee which is £6 adults or £5 senior citizens (in receipt of state pension). Send us an email for more details. Only complete bikes can be sold in the bikemart area, if they are projects or you have spares then you need to book a stall - Click here to download a stall booking form.
    Contact us with any queries, the free bikemart is not available to traders.

    Meanwhile, Exhibitor and stallholder passes are on their way out for next weekend. See you there!
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  • March 2014: We're taking a stall at the VMCC Dunkirk Village Hall autojumble (ME13 9LF) on Saturday 15th March and Kempton Park on Saturday 22nd March (outside underneath the grandstand) selling re-print manuals & general 'jumble including some girder fork stock.

    Phil Read Apologies to all the guys and gals at our SuperBike Show last year - we somehow forgot to publish the Show Results, so here they are, along with some photos of the prizewinners.
    Look out for this year's Classic SuperBike Show on Sunday 27th July 2014.

    South of England SuperBike Show & Bikejumble: 28th July 2013. A great turn-out of bikes at the Show, Results now available.
    Phil Read MBE, eight-times world champion motorcycle racer, was kind enough to help present the trophies!
    Many thanks Phil, much appreciated.
    Yamaha Yamaha TZR Kevin Richards
    Show Hall October 2013 The South of England Real Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble: 10am Sunday 30th March
    Want to exhibit your pre-1980 bike? Don't forget, Show entries for the RealClassic South of England Show close this Saturday, 1st March 2014. Click here to download an entry form.
    There will be a display of machines celebrating their 100th Birthday, entries are invited for all pre-1980 machines, but particularly from those machines made in 1914
    Norton

  • Save Brighton Speed Trials : Great News! Brighton Speed Trials Saved! Back at Madeira Drive on Saturday 6th September 2014. Visit www.brightonandhovemotorclub.co.uk for full details.

  • 2014 Exhibitor & Stall Booking Forms now available! All Show events feature a themed display area, checkout the event details below to see the themes. Look out for demonstrations and how-to sessions at all our indoor events. Click here to download stall booking forms for all our events

  • Save Brighton Speed Trials : From Tony Johnstone, Brighton and Hove Motor Club:
    "Calling all motorsport fans, we need your support to help save the Brighton Speed Trials. The Speed Trials is the longest running motor sport event in the UK and has become a renowned world-wide event. It is under threat by Brighton and Hove Council who want to refuse permission and hence block the event taking place. But you can help by signing our petition on the Council's website BEFORE 23rd January Brighton & Hove City Council ePetition
    The Speed Trials has been running in Brighton since 1905 and has become one of the highlights on the seafront entertainment calendar. Thousands of people come down for an entertaining fun-packed day out for the whole family to watch some of the UK’s fastest race cars and motor bikes compete along Madeira Drive. Brighton and Hove Council is planning to block permission for this annual event so we need your help!"

    2nd December:
  • Checkout our re-vamped page for re-print spares lists and instruction manuals - click here - you can now use our one-click buttons to order! Or, save on postage and visit us at Kempton Park autojumble!

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    ELK Promotions Classic Events 2014

    Chas Mortimer & Prizewinner at Ashford Classic Bike Show 2008 1926 Triumph Model Q at Hamstreet 600cc Norton Nomad at Ardingly Showgoers at Ashford Classic Bike Show Jumbling at Ashford Classic Bike Show
    Scenes from Ardingly, Ashford & Romney Marsh Classic Bike Shows

    All our events are motorcycle only, and feature tons of new and second-hand bikes, spares, clothing and accessories for sale in the Bikejumble. Cheap pre-booked garage clearance stalls are available for non-traders to have a clear-out plus the free-display-to-sell Bikemart, for members of the public to sell complete, running machines.
    The Show events feature Club stands and private exhibitors, with the Ashford & Ardingly venues offering indoor Show & Autojumble space. At our Romney Marsh events we have undercover stalls and indoor seating area in our huge new marquee at Hamstreet.
    Also included are catering and toilet facilities and free parking; plus disabled toilets & parking. Well-behaved dogs welcome.
    For further details about stalls, admission, B&B lists or exhibiting a vehicle, please download a booking form below or
    contact us.

    The South of England Real Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble: Sunday 30th March 2014
    Date: 10am Sunday 30th March 2014
    Venue: South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL (Eight miles from M23 junction 10, sign-posted SOE / Wakehurst Place.)
    Entrance to the Showground is via the North Gate, opposite the Gardener's Arms pub.
    Entry: Gates Open 10 am and admission is £6 adults; £5 RealClassic members and seniors in receipt of state pension; kids under 16 free. (Real Classic Members - present your membership card on arrival)
    Features:Large indoor motorcycle only show for pre-1980 motorcycles with Club Stands and hundreds of machines on display.
    New for 2014: There will be a themed display of motorcycles celebrating their 100th birthday, together with demonstration sessions. The Royal British Legion will be providing a Helmet Park in aid of the RBL in The Stockman’s Building.
    Large indoor and outdoor Bikejumble with new and used spares, bikes, clothing & accessories for sale.
    Sponsored by Real Classic Magazine - look out for Frank and Rowena on the Real Classic stand inside the Queens Jubilee Hall!
    Free parking, great range of catering (previous events featured local free-range Hog roast, fantastic Italian smokerie, a bakers stall, toasty sandwiches and Real Coffee in addition to standard burgers). Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome.
    If you'd like to enter your pre-1980 classic into the Show, and can do so before 1st March, then you'll be sent a pass which will let you in for absolutely NOTHING. See below to download a free entry form.

    Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show and Bikejumble: Easter Monday, 21st April 2014
    Date: 10am Easter Monday, 21st April 2014
    Venue: Ashford Livestock Market, Orbital Park, Ashford, KENT, TN24 0HB. Find us on the A2070 one mile South of junction 10 of the M20, Kent. Ashford is close to the cross-channel links and is easy to reach from the M20 motorway. We are 2 miles walk from Ashford International railway station.
    Entry: Gates Open 10 am and admission is £5 adults; £4 for seniors in receipt of state pension; kids under 16 free.
    Features: Large indoor motorcycle-only Show for pre-1980 machines with Club stands.Large indoor and outdoor Bikejumble with new and used spares, bikes, clothing & accessories for sale.
    New for 2014: There will be a themed display of Italian Motorcycles, together with demonstration sessions in the car auction area.
    If you'd like to enter your pre-1980 classic into the Show, and can do so before April 1st, then you'll be sent a pass which will let you in for absolutely NOTHING. See below to download a free entry form.
    The market has great facilities, with an on-site restaurant offering reasonably priced hot and cold food and an outside local hog roast. Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome (not in the restaurant!)

    Romney Marsh Classic Motorcycle Bikejumble: 10am Sunday 25th May 2014.
    Date: 10am Sunday 25th May 2014
    Venue: Marsh Road, Hamstreet, Near Ashford, Kent TN26 2JD (A2070 6 miles from J10 of the M20). Hamstreet is close to the cross-channel links and is easy to reach from the M20 motorway. We are 15 minutes walk from Ham Street railway station.
    Features: Undercover stalls and indoor seating area in our huge new marquee! Large indoor and outdoor Bikejumble with new and used spares, bikes, clothing & accessories for sale.
    Free to watch Motoball, 5-aside Motorcycle football (TBC).
    Free parking, refreshments available, previous events featured local hog roast, toasty sandwiches and real coffee in addition to chips & burgers. Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome.

    Romney Marsh Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble: 10am Sunday 29th June 2014.
    Date: 10am Sunday 29th June 2014
    Venue: Marsh Road, Hamstreet, Near Ashford, Kent TN26 2JD (A2070 6 miles from J10 of the M20). Hamstreet is close to the cross-channel links and is easy to reach from the M20 motorway. We are 15 minutes walk from Ham Street railway station.
    Features: Undercover stalls and indoor seating area in our huge new marquee!
    Large motorcycle-only Show for pre-1990 machines with Club stands and parades of show bikes. New for 2014: In response to popular demand, pre-1990 motorcycles are eligible to enter the show and there will be a themed display of motorcycles, with the theme being the Parallel Twin engine.
    If you'd like to enter your pre-1990 classic into the Show, and can do so before 1st June, then you'll be sent a pass which will let you in for absolutely NOTHING. See below to download a free entry form.
    Large indoor and outdoor Bikejumble with new and used spares, bikes, clothing & accessories for sale.
    Beer tent selling Real Ale and live music from local Rockers Tim Phillips & 1066 Rockitmen.
    Free to watch Motoball, 5-aside Motorcycle football (TBC).
    Free parking, refreshments available, previous events featured local hog roast, toasty sandwiches and real coffee in addition to chips & burgers. Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome.

    SuperBike Show: Sunday 27th July 2014
    Date: 10am Sunday 27th July 2014
    Venue: South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL (Eight miles from M23 junction 10, sign-posted SOE / Wakehurst Place.)
    Entrance to the Showground is via the North Gate, opposite the Gardener's Arms pub.
    Entry: Gates Open 10 am and admission is £6 adults; £5 seniors in receipt of state pension; kids under 16 free.
    Features:Large indoor motorcycle only show for classics of the Seventies, Eighties and Beyond! With Club Stands and hundreds of machines on display.
    Large indoor and outdoor Bikejumble with new and used spares, bikes, clothing & accessories for sale.
    New for 2014: There will be a themed display of motorcycles, with the theme being the four-cylinder engines. The Royal British Legion will be providing a Helmet Park in aid of the RBL.
    Free parking, great range of catering (previous events featured local free-range Hog roast, fantastic Italian smokerie, a bakers stall, toasty sandwiches and Real Coffee in addition to standard burgers). Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome.
    If you'd like to enter your classic into the Show, and can do so before July 14th, then you'll be sent a pass which will let you in for absolutely NOTHING. The July SuperBike Show has no age restriction on motorcycles, but machines manufactured after 1995 are expected to be of interest, please enclose a photo / details if you are unsure. See below to download a free entry form.

    Romney Marsh Classic Motorcycle Bikejumble: 10am Sunday 21st September 2014.
    Date: 10am Sunday 21st September 2014
    Venue: Marsh Road, Hamstreet, Near Ashford, Kent TN26 2JD (A2070 6 miles from J10 of the M20). Hamstreet is close to the cross-channel links and is easy to reach from the M20 motorway. We are 15 minutes walk from Ham Street railway station.
    Features: Large indoor and outdoor Bikejumble with new and used spares, bikes, clothing & accessories for sale.
    Undercover stalls and indoor seating area in our huge new marquee!
    Free to watch Motoball, 5-aside Motorcycle football (TBC).
    Free parking, refreshments available, previous events featured local hog roast, toasty sandwiches and real coffee in addition to chips & burgers. Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome.

    The South of England Real Classic Motorcycle Show & Bikejumble: Sunday 12th October 2014.
    Date: 10am Sunday 12th October 2014
    Venue: South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL (Eight miles from M23 junction 10, sign-posted SOE / Wakehurst Place.)
    Entrance to the Showground is via the North Gate, opposite the Gardener's Arms pub.
    Entry: Gates Open 10 am and admission is £6 adults; £5 RealClassic members and seniors in receipt of state pension; kids under 16 free. (Real Classic Members - present your membership card on arrival)
    Features:Large indoor motorcycle only show for pre-1980 motorcycles with Club Stands and hundreds of machines on display.
    New for 2014: There will be a themed display of motorcycles, with the theme being Cafe Racers. The Royal British Legion will be providing a Helmet Park in aid of the RBL in The Stockman’s Building.
    Large indoor and outdoor Bikejumble with new and used spares, bikes, clothing & accessories for sale.
    Sponsored by Real Classic Magazine - look out for Frank and Rowena on the Real Classic stand inside the Queens Jubilee Hall!
    Great range of catering (previous events featured a Hog roast, fantastic Italian smokerie, a bakers stall, toasty sandwiches and Real Coffee in addition to standard burgers). Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome.
    Free parking, including disabled parking facilities and priority disabled access scheme so you don’t have to queue!
    If you'd like to enter your pre-1980 classic into the Show, and can do so before 1st October, then you'll be sent a pass which will let you in for absolutely NOTHING. See below to download a free entry form.

    Please note: all attractions are subject to availabilty.


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    Booking Forms for our 2014 events

    Ardingly: Stockmans Building

    Ardingly: The Stockman's Building, adjacent to the Show Hall, see booking form for details.

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    Hamstreet: Marquee

    Hamstreet: Book an indoor stall in our huge new marquee, see booking form for details.

    Stall Booking Forms - Download a form here or send us an SAE to have one posted direct to you.

  • Traders - Click here to download the 2014 trader's stall booking form for all events (200 KB .pdf file)
  • Jumblers - Click here to download the 2014 jumbler's stall booking form for all events (200 KB .pdf file)
  • Garage Clearout Stalls - Having a Clear-out? Pre-booked garage clear-out stalls available for only £10. This is only for the sale of motorcycle-related items by private sellers. Click here to download the 2014 garage-clearout stall booking form for all events (100 KB .pdf file)

    Exhibitor Booking Forms - Download a form here or send us an SAE to have one posted direct to you.

  • 2014 exhibitors' free booking form. If you'd like to enter your pride & joy into one of our Shows then return your booking form together for an SAE for each event booked and you'll be sent a pass which will let you in for absolutely NOTHING. Click here to download the 2014 exhibitors' free entry booking form for all Show events (113 KB .pdf file)

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  • 2014 Poster Got some window space? Click here to download a poster with all 2014 event dates (194 KB .pdf file).
  • Want to download a printable version with details of all 2014 Dates? Click here. (137 KB .pdf file)
  • Download 2014 accommodation details for all our events here. (100 KB .pdf file).

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