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Late May Bank Holiday Classic Bike Show & Jumble at Ashford

Updated: Apr 14

Elk Promotions’ ever-popular classic bike show and jumble takes place on Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May, moving from Romney Marsh to the more weather-friendly venue of Ashford Livestock Market.

Classic racing fans are in for a treat, as this year's theme is the famous motorcycle tuning partnership, the Arter brothers.

Tom and Edge Arter’s business supported countless racers throughout the golden era. Tom in particular offered up both the race shop and his engineering skills to develop competitive machines for talented riders, while his wife Gladys opened up their home to the riders' families.

Visitors can expect a fitting tribute to Tom, Edge and the race-winning machines they helped produce. AMC will be well represented, since the Arter’s were long-time agents for the firm, and remained committed to its machines even after the factory had closed.

Privately-owned classic, vintage and veteran display motorcycles - and club stands - covering many more marques will be in The Amos Hall Foyer, providing plenty of cover from unexpected showers.

Those who are keen can enter their own bike for a chance to scoop a prize - entries are open to all Pre-1990 machines, and must be received two weeks before the show.

As always, the all-motorcycle jumble promises a wide variety of memorabilia, parts, tools, accessories and motorcycles, from basket cases to complete bikes. Plus specialist parts and service providers, eager to share their expertise and knowledge.

Bargain hunters will find most traders and jumble stalls in the Car Auction Hall. Additional jumblers will spread out to the hardstanding outside.

For those with a glut of parts already, Workshop Clear-Out stalls are available at the bargain price of just £15 (this also admits two people).

The Free BikeMart display-to-sell area also returns, for those looking to buy and sell complete bikes, which can be dropped off or ridden into the event at no extra charge - an entry ticket is all that is required.

Ashford Classic Motorcycle Jumble takes place at Ashford Livestock Market, Orbital Park, Ashford, Kent TN24 0HB - easily accessible from the M20 junction 10 / 10a. Parking is free and well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Gates open to the public from 10am and tickets cost £6 for adults. Accompanied children under 16 get in for free. Earlybird tickets are valid from 8am and cost £10.

​Tickets are available online or visitors can pay by card or cash at the gate. Advance tickets, stall bookings and all other info can be found here

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