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Ashford Results In!

Results Ashford Classic Bike Show 27 May 2024
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For the first time, £200 prize money was on offer to encourage younger people with classic bikes, donated by a local club-member, and we were pleased to see a lot of new, younger, faces at the event, both amongst the prize-winners and as visitors.

Andy Marks was the worthy winner of the £100 Next Gen Award for An Under-40 Rider on a pre-1940 machine. He built his Norton International himself, and tells us “I bought this from eBay as a collection of parts in 2011. It had a lot missing and the restoration took a couple of years, partly due to me still being away at university and only working on it during the holidays. It is a 1934 chassis with a 1936 all-alloy engine which, according to the factory records, was built to race specification and tuned by the race department at Bracebridge Street.”Andy is an Engineering graduate, and runs his own company Kingpin Components selling new components for vintage motorcycles  ( where he manufactures many of the parts for sale. He is also one part of The Magneto Guys:

Tom Waldock was the worthy winner of the £100 Next Gen Award for An Under-40 Rider on a 1940-1990 Machine with his 1982 Honda CX500. Tom is currently studying engineering at university and his CX500 is pride and joy.


Winners were selected by exhibitor vote, and interestingly at least two machines that had previously been a judge’s choice were winners this time around too!


The prizes were awarded by Cliff Arter, the brother of Tom Arter Jnr. and the last of the Arter brothers.


The Best Club Stand was awarded to the Ariel Owners MCC (Kent Section), who had two individual prize-winners on their club stand. Thanks go to the dedicated local sec Peter Robinson for mustering the members and or herding up the Iron Horses! Where would the classic bike movement be without our grass-roots clubs?


Prize-giving was followed by the exhibitor prize raffle where there were goodies on offer from local businesses including Rex’s Speed Shop and The Magneto Guys.


Thanks go to Eddie Mears of Barham MCC, Cliff Arter of Arter Bros., everyone who attended, all the marshals and especially the club enthusiast who donated £200 prize-money to encourage under-40s on Classic machines. It certainly had a good effect!

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