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Download The Ardingly Summer Bike Show Show Programme Now!

Updated: Jul 29, 2023

Download the Show Programme for our next event on Sunday 30 July 2023 at The South of England Showground, Ardingly, near Gatwick, RH17 6TL.

Unfortunately, Richard Peckett is sorry to say that he will not be at the Summer Classic Show & BikeJumble on 30 July 2023 at Ardingly tomorrow due to Doctors orders to rest. We hope to see him later in the year, but meanwhile send him our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Sadly, Barry Sheene's 500 Suzuki cannot attend, as it was dropped and damaged at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, let's hope it's not too badly damaged!


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Unfortunately, Richard Peckett is sorry to say that he will not be at the Summer Classic Show & BikeJumble on 30 July 2023 at Ardingly tomorrow due to Doctors orders to rest. We hope to see him later in the year, but meanwhile send him our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

We're looking forward to meeting our guest of honour Richard Peckett of P & M Motorcycles at the Summer Classic Show & BikeJumble 30 July 2023. Legendary frame-builder Richard Peckett, of Peckett and Mcnab fame, P&M shot to fame in 1978, with a third place for Ian Richards in the Formula 1 TT on a P&M Kawasaki. Their first championship win came soon after, when John Cowie took the Formula 1 title on a P&M Kawasaki. From then on many famous names raced and won on P&M chassis, including Graeme Crosby, Ron Haslam and Roger Marshall.

Richard will be bringing his superb RPS Trident, pictured above. This is a replica of the T150 Trident raced from 1972 until 1975. It was ridden at club, National and International events until it was sold at the end of 1975 to finance the Peckett and McNab business.

The bike on display was built in 1988 to contest Classic Motorcycle Racing meetings. Hear it roar in the Fire-Up Paddock! Richard will also have his P&M FORMULA 1 Kawasaki. Peckett and McNab ran three X P&M Kawasaki's in 1978 with riders Steve Manship, Richard and John Cowie, who won the British F1 series.

The machine John raced was also used with Bernie Toleman as the other rider at International Endurance Meetings. Peckett put a Z1 into their own frame, in around 74. John Cowie beat Mike Hailwood & Phil Read on the bike; Kawasaki said it was their cheapest ever win. The bike on display was built for Alan Cathcart to race in 1978 and eventually ended up back in the P&M workshop having been through several owners.

It was rebuilt to contest Post Classic Racing with the CRMC and is fitted with a Z1 engine.

Above is pictured is the 1984 P&M F1 750 Kawasaki. This bike was initially raced in the British TTF1 championship in 1985/86 by a privateer entrant, fitted with a Jim Wells tuned GPz750 engine. It was then raced at club level for a few years and during this time it was modified to take a GSXR1100 engine. A new GSXR1100 front end was fitted along with a new swingarm & rising rate rear suspension. All of these modifications were done by Saxon Racing, who also supplied the wheels. When purchased by the current owner, it was road bike and had a GSXR750 engine fitted, but a tuned GPz750 engine has now been refitted and the bike styled as an endurance replica. All the other modifications have been retained as they form part of the bikes history. The bike is used at classic parades and track days as well as being ridden on the road.

 

The main bike show is held in the large Jubilee Hall, alongside club stands and selected traders. Bike jumblers and traders, tons of classic motorcycles, new and used spares, clothing and accessories are spread across five halls around the showground. Refreshments are available from a variety of carefully chosen food stalls.


The South of England Showground can be found at Ardingly, near Gatwick, RH17 6TL - eight miles from M23 junction 10, and clearly sign-posted.

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Gates open to the public from 10 am. Ticket prices have been frozen at the 2022 rate, at just £7 for adults. Accompanied children under 16 get in for free, parking is free and well-behaved dogs are welcome.


EarlyBird Admission from 8:00–8:45 am is available for £10. Tickets are available online or visitors can pay by card or cash at the gate.


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