Call me biased … however…

Today (Friday) was set up day for the show. A 7am start and a 10pm finish …but boy was it ever worth it!

The hall is a bike-a-holics dream … the most fantastic range and variety of bikes you’ll see anywhere.

The upgrade from Classics only in past years, to this year include Customs and more modern bikes, has presented bikes I never imagined existed.

Beautiful Classics ranging from early Indians to the British, Japanese and Continental bikes of the 70s and 80s. Some seriously famous bikes including genuine Manx Nortons, two Brittens, the Worlds Fastest Indian replica. A range of Croz’s amazing restorations. An NZ built V8 Indian. An 8.2litre V8 Boss Hoss. Some seriously radical Customs, Choppers and Bobbers. Fearsome Drag bikes … the list goes on … its more than my poor brain can handle

The Trademe Auction “Spirit of Munro” Indian Scout looks even better in the flesh than in the images and its on-site for your viewing (and bidding).

The show is 9am to 5pm both Saturday (15th) and Sunday (16th) at the ASB Showgrounds. There’s plenty of parking on-site for a donation to charity.

Tickets are at the door:

  • $20 Adults (14 years and over)
  • $5 Kids (5-13 years)
  • $40 Family Pass (2 Adults and 2 Kids)

One Sleep Till THE STAR INSURANCE CLASSIC AND CUSTOM BIKE SHOW 15th and 16th August

It is really exciting to have only One Sleep till THE STAR INSURANCE CLASSIC AND CUSTOM BIKE SHOW. This weekend: 15th and 16th August at the ASB Showgrounds.

We have been really busy and are ready to go. A big thanks for our sponsor Star Insurance as well as Indian Motorcycles and other supporters. A huge thanks also to all the classic motorcycles exhibitors. Without you there would be no show.

Book a Couple of Champions

Both Hugh Anderson and Graeme Crosby will be at the show. Hugh will be on the Biketranz stand signing copies of his book “Being There” and Graeme on his restoration business stand signing “Croz – Larrikin Biker”.

Hugh is a 4 times World Champ and double Isle of Man TT winner having started his racing career in the early 1960s.

Croz started racing in the early 70’s winning the Isle of Man Senior TT in 1980, the Formula 1 TT in ’81, the Daytona 200 and Suzuka 8 hour endurance race.

A great opportunity to meet two icons of NZ motorcycling.

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Ride Forever takes it to the next level

David Keilty from Ride Forever is looking forward to taking part in the show this weekend. He explains it’s an exciting time for the Ride Forever programme which offers world-class motorcycle skills training to riders of all experience levels across the country.

“Things are really taking off, we trained 2,500 riders last year, and this year we’re aiming to double that number with a goal of 5,000 riders trained. We’ve also introduced a new urban course, so our training now covers everything from teaching riders skills to handle urban traffic environments, through to elite level training for experienced riders wanting to learn advanced techniques.”

The Ride Forever team are proud to be sponsoring the show this year and will be offering plenty of give-aways and a chance to win a pair of Bull-It riders jeans with a full armour fit-out at their stand. Be sure to stop by and say hi to Dave and the team at the Ride Forever stand this weekend!

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Biketranz Brace of Brittens

We will have not one but two Brittens at the show. Biketranz will be displaying both the most recognisable Britten “The Bike” as well as Aero-D-Zero which was built by John Britten and Mike Brosnan as a styling exercise and was a forerunner to the Britten itself. Aero-D-Zero features a bevel drive Ducati Darmah engine in a trellis frame and set the record in the 1990 speed trials at 247 kph.

Britten

Ken’s V8 Indian

Ken Campbell has taken an original 4 cylinder Indian frame and crafted a 158ci (2.6 litre) V8 to fit into it. Built entirely in his own NZ workshop (yes the engine!) using manual equipment this is an amazing machine … you’ve got to see it and YES it will be at the show!

V8 Indian

Prior to a run on Oreti Beach 1972

This photo from John Munro’s personal collection.

John will be at the show to hand over the keys to the winner of the Scout auction … lets hope the winner can make it in person!

Burt Munro on Bike

Spirit of Munro Auction

Indian have donated a 2015 Scout, specially prepared in Burt Munro colours, logo and racing number as a fundraising auction for Rotary Charities supported by the show.

Look for Spirit of Munro on Trademe. This is your chance to secure a fantastic one-off collectors item … this started as a $1 reserve auction …

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$1000 Prizes … Don’t Miss Out

The Classic and Custom Bike Show is less than 3 weeks away now … the weekend of 15th and 16th August at the ASB Showgrounds.

There is still time to get your bike or club entered. In addition to the Marque prizes (Best Pre-War, Best Suzuki etc) there are 4 prizes of $1000 cash each to be won:

  • NZ Classic Bike of the Year for a restoration carried out in the past 18 months and kindly donated by Motorcycle Trader
  • Best Club for the most interesting and impressive Club display sponsored by Star Insurance
  • People’s Choice voted for by all the visitors to the show and supported by HCB Batteries (MotoBatt, Deka and Oz Charge Smart Chargers)
  • Best Bike for the bike considered by a specialist motorcycle judge to be the best representative of all the bikes at the show and again donated by Star Insurance

Enter on the “About The Show” page or email nzmotorcycleshow@gmail.com

Graeme Crosby Creations

Croz will be displaying some of his fine work at the show. He’s selling it about as fast he completes it so what’s in the pictures may already be gone … but its great example of what you can expect to see.

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1972 Kawasaki H2 750cc

1972 Kawasaki H2 750cc

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