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Guy Martin may attend Newark Classic Bike Show this weekend at Newark Showground




The Newark Classic Bike Show returns to Newark Showground for its ninth year on Saturday and Sunday.

Show organiser Mortons Media Group has been inundated with applications to display privately-owned classic motorcycles at the show, including Guy Martin’s 1500cc Suzuki, complete with turbo engine.

The bike was ridden by Guy in the Race To 300mph in a standing mile challenge, organised by the UK Timing Association.

Classic Bike Guide Workshop Wisdom - Image Credit Mortons Media Group (26143763)
Classic Bike Guide Workshop Wisdom - Image Credit Mortons Media Group (26143763)

No one has yet managed to reach 300mph in the mile ­— but Guy is second in the running with 270.065mph.

Organisers are hoping that Guy will attend the show on Sunday to promote the upcoming 2020 rounds for the challenge, but his attendance is not guaranteed.

Applications for bike and scooter exhibits have been at an all-time high, and fans can expect additional exhibition areas across the site, giving the show the biggest-ever number of bikes on display.

Guy Martin Race to 300mph - Image Credit Phil Evans Photography.jpg (26143765)
Guy Martin Race to 300mph - Image Credit Phil Evans Photography.jpg (26143765)

A Workshop Wisdom feature, from Classic Bike Guide magazine, will make its debut at the show.

The team will be on hand to share stories, give advice and help visitors on their motorcycle restoration journey with some priceless tips.

Between them, the team hold expert knowledge on anything from 1930s British bikes to 1980s Japanese machines.

Enthusiasts can get up close and personal to two machines currently undergoing restoration work ­— a Norton ES2 scrambler and a JAP/Ariel.

Fans can find the stand in the Lady Eastwood Hall, where they can ask any questions at 10.30am and 2pm on Saturday, and 10.30am on Sunday.

Star guest Frankie Chili will be at the show all weekend, interviewed on stage by Lincolnshire race ace Steve Plater.

The Moto Gymkhana UK returns with its ‘grassroots motorcycle sport for everyone’.

All visitors are invited to put their skills to the test ­— so long as they have their own riding gear and licence.

Three slots are available on both Saturday and Sunday across eight sessions per day, and these should be booked in advance.

In addition, there will be many regular attractions, including trade and autojumble pitches and club stands.

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