another great show (part 3)




The Staffordshire Show was good and you have probably read and looked at the pictures that I posted in Part 1 and Part 2, if not then the hyperlinks will take you there.

This third and final part has a few pictures of what was my personal pick of the show.

Back in the mid 1970’s, 1976 I think I went to Oulton Park to watch the Easter Transatlantic Series race (Europe v America) and saw one of my heroes in action, the legend that was Barry Sheene.

You might imagine my anticipation when I read that two of his race bikes were to be brought over to be displayed in the Suzuki Village at the Staffordshire show.

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2016 is actually the 40th anniversary of Sheenes first premier class championship win in 1976 when he was 25 years old. It was a fitting time to display his Championship wining bikes and it was probably the Barry Sheene Suzuki influence that led to my love of Suzuki’s.

In fact although my first bike was a Honda CB125 I had a number of Suzukis and that included: GT250A; GS550L; Bandit 600S; GSX-R 600 (x 2); GSX-R 750 and a GSX-R 1000 – and it should go without saying that I have been fond of the number 7 for the last 40 years as well.

The gallery below includes pictures from the Suzuki Village and the Wall of Death, the fact I got to touch the bikes of the great man was just an utter bonus.

Suzuki pix

Wall of Death