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Kerr endorses Newark Show

Enthusiasm for the new two-wheel season manifested itself in a bumper crowd queuing to get into the fifth Winter Classic Show sponsored by Carole Nash Insurance at the Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire, on Saturday-Sunday 9-10 January.

Among star guests was scooter parts factor and former scooter racing champion Norrie Kerr of VE (UK), who was one of the guest speakers on Saturday evening at the showground. Kerr was also proactive in charity auctions at the show which raised nearly £4000.

“£1900 went to the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and £1900 to the RNLI,” said Kerr, who donated several items including a £200 Malossi voucher. “My old race leathers fetched £350,” he added.

The scooter legend, who had driven down from his home in Scotland, also raised money by signing pictures taken with members of the public and one of his racing scooters. Two “Scooter World” halls were devoted to scooter exhibits and live engine-rebuild competitions.

Kerr also presented the scooter prizes and was on top form in handling the public. Relishing his role he said: “You have to get right in among it. It was a splendid do, a thoroughly good weekend. I’ll be back next year.”

The show’s other main guests were former road racers, now commentators, James Whitham and Steve Plater.

Show organiser Nick Mowbray of ClassicBikeShows said that by delaying the show by a week – it is usually held on the first weekend of the new year – had paid dividends in giving exhibitors and the public time to plan following the Christmas-New Year break.

 

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