28 April, 2017
Once again it was a great weekend out at the International Classic Motorcycle Show which was held at Staffordshire’s County Showground. As ever, Saturday was the busiest day which saw tons of enthusiasts hit the showground.
The show featured many extraordinary makes and models of classic motorcycles with some of the best examples featured on our Footman James stand. These included a 1939 AJS V-4 and a 1947 AJS Porcupine, courtesy of biking legend Sammy Miller (OBE) owner of Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum who joined us on our stand throughout the day. Alongside these were an original 1935 BSA Blue Star and a Rudge Ulster, which were kindly offered to display by our Footman James customers.
There were a host of awards including Best in Show, where big congratulations go out to the 1928 AJS K10s that was restored after four and a half years of hard work and returned back to the UK after 84 years living in Australia. Not only this, Footman James picked up an award for the Best Trade Exhibit for Sammy Miller’s AJS V4.
Bonhams Auction also pulled out the bag Freddie Frith’s 1948 Velocette 348cc DOHC KTT racing motorcycle which sold for an amazing £135,900. The auction also included a 1949 Vincent 993cc White Shadow Series C which sold for £163,900. Not a bad day for classic motorcycles at all.
The show didn’t stop there, amongst all the hustle and bustle, the show had its very own Trader Village and Autojumble with the weather holding off for the Cavalcade. A selected handful of machines paraded down the showground’s main ring where visitors could see them in action. On the main stage it was delightful to see three-time world superbike champion Troy Bayliss speak about his career to like-minded enthusiasts.