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A Restoration Theatre, giving tips to classic bike enthusiasts, and a second auction have been added to this year’s Stafford Show.

The Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show takes place at the Staffordshire County Showground across the weekend of 17/18 October and features a huge selection of traders and autojumble stands offering “perhaps the widest selection of classic motorcycle goods under one roof, anywhere in the world”.

The Restoration Theatre will be hosted by TV presenter and engineering expert Pete Thorne who will be offering advice, hints and tips on restoring and maintaining old classics. There will also be live action.

Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray said: “Our Stafford shows have a successful formula but we know we can’t rest on our laurels, and that’s why we’re introducing the Restoration Theatre and continue the parade laps which were debuted last year.”

Another of the event’s most popular attractions is the Stafford Autumn Sale from auction house Bonhams, which takes place on the Sunday. This year there will be an extra sale day, with a 60-strong consignment of mainly American lots going under the hammer on the Saturday, 17 October.

The Lonati collection is estimated to fetch £1 million in total, and features a 1910 Pierce 688cc four and a 1930 Indian 1265cc Model 402 four cylinder combination among a host of rare lots.

Future events:

The Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Staffordshire County Showground, 17/18 October

The International Dirt Bike Show, Stoneleigh Park, 29 October - 1 November

The Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show, The Royal Bath & West, 7/8 November

’Normous Newark Autojumbles, Newark Showground 11  October , 15 November, 13 December

The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic, Newark Showground, 9/10 January, 2016

The Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show, The Royal Bath & West, 6/7 February, 2016

The Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show, Staffordshire County Showground, 23-24 April, 2016