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Silverstone talks serious

Head of Silverstone Auctions motorcycle department Geoff Hobbs, pictured, plans to up the two-wheel side of operations in 2015.

Admitting that in effect Silverstone has been treading water on the two-wheel front, he is working towards a stand-alone classic bike auction.

“To do this we need 40 to 50 bikes,” he says. “I would like to hold a bike auction in the bike hall at the NEC Classic Motor Show next November. We are looking for well-presented motorcycles that people can buy and enjoy. We are now much more serious about the bike side,” added Hobbs, 69, who joined Silverstone a year ago after a lifetime in the IT industry.

Meanwhile Silverstone’s next combined classic car and bike auction will be held at Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire (20-22 February 2015). Early entries could include a Norton Manx, said Hobbs. Silverstone’s 2015 provisional calendar comprises five sales at present.

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