2023 Classic Bike Show at Sammy Millers

Classic Show at The Sammy Miller Museum 23rd July

Over 300 bikes attended The Classic Show at The Sammy Miller Museum where the staff pulled out all the stops for us. 

Mike Evans – founder member of the HOC did very well to attend despite being slightly under the weather.

A window of sunshine during this showery summer we’re all experiencing, enticed members from 10 branches and places as far as Colchester, Bristol, Barnsley and … Aberdeen! And they were treated to a fantastic day, enjoying the enthusiasm of Sammy Miller and Allen Millyard who were clearly having great fun themselves with workshop tours, informal laps around the Car Park and a willingness to chat with fellow bikers.

Sammy had prepared the 50cc 1963 Honda RC110 Production Racer and the 1967 500cc Honda RC181 – as raced by the great Mike Hailwood and Jim Redman.

Gerry and Hazel kindly brought along a very rare machine – possibly the only one in existence – an EK200.

Honda UK supported us displaying the new Hornet, Transalp, and a CL500. And Bikerpics were on hand taking pix of Hondas as they arrived and later on inside the event.

Honda UK kindly arranged this, meaning that free downloads of their photos were available – a unique offer for the HOC taken up by so many riders.

8 new members were signed up (plus 1 renewal) and over £500 of regalia sold.

Sammy and Allen helped judge the 40+ bikes in the concourse  – winners were presented with some unique engraved slate plaques. With so many people to thank for all their hard work, a fuller report will follow in the next Golden Wing but for now a brief mention for Barbara Peace and Dan Evans for their hard work in booking in the concourse entrants. The photos indicate the fun of the whole event.

Thanks to all those who attended – well done everyone

Jon Stone