Kevin Schwantz in typical style during his race career - see him at Stafford this month..
STAFFORD TO HOST RACE LEGEND, KEVIN SCHWANTZ.
BIKE race legend, Kevin Schwantz, will be the guest of honour at the forthcoming Classic Motorcyle Show being staged at Stafford this month.
The American rider who wowed fans around the world with his spectacular style and never-say-die attitude to a race will be one of the stars of the event which runs over the weekend of October 18/19 and it will be worth listening to his reminisces and getting his autograph.
There will be plenty of machines to savour as well. With the return of the ever popular Classic Racer Paddock, this year it plays host to some extra special bikes. TST Tyres are displaying not only a Suzuki ex-Mick Grant/Barry Sheene RG500 but also a Suzuki ex-Randy Mamola RG500. George Cohen meanwhile is bringing along a selection of Nortons including a Norton model 18 special 1927 500cc.
This year the main Mortons stand will display 2007’s winning machines such as last year’s overall
winner the superb 1989 Honda RC30 owned by Malcolm Potter. As an extra special something for all
those Kevin Schwantz fans at the show, also on display will be a 1995 Suzuki RGV 500 Schwantz
Clubs who have already raced to be part of the world’s largest classic Japanese show include the
Benelli Motobi Club GB, the Kawasaki Z1 Owners Club as well as the Triumph Owners Motorcycle
Club a small number in what is sure to be a fantastic line-up.
Another highlight for 2008 will be a Trials Demonstration by Mick Andrews which along with the Classic
Competition Marquee and the Classic Racer Paddock will certainly mean there is something for
everyone, whatever your taste in classic motorcycles.
Specialist insurance broker Footman James is once again sponsoring the Classic Competition Marquee
and Classic Racer Paddock, and Managing Director, Paul Matthews, said: “With fantastic displays from
MV Agusta and the Classic Yamaha Club to name but a few, not to mention live autograph signings
from star of the show Kevin Schwantz, we know the Marquee will be a huge draw. As for the paddock,
there’s a list as long as your arm of people wanting to get involved, so we’re sure it will be a real show-
stopper and we’re proud to support it.
The 15th Classic Motorcycle Mechanics show sponsored by Carole Nash held over the weekend of the
18-19th October at Stafford Showground.