Moto Gymkhana Try Out and Demo

After a successful appearance at the 2019 Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic, we’re going again in January 2020!  Find us on the main walkway as you enter the show…come and try Moto Gymkhana for FREE! All you need to bring is your riding gear and driving license.  You can book in advance for a time slot or just turn up on the day.

You will be given a short intro to sport and then lead round the course so you don’t get lost.

We will be there on both Saturday and Sunday.

Timing as follows:

10am x 3 people; 10:30 x 3 people; 11:00 x 3 people; 11:30 x 3 people; 12:00 x 3 people

13:30 x 3 people; 14:00 x 3 people; 1430 x 3 people

When spaces are gone, they’re gone!

For more information, and to book your slot, please email with Winter Show Try Out 2020 in the subject line.

What else is going on at The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic 2020

Gates open 9am

What’s it all about…

A kick-start to the new classic motorcycling year, the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic takes place on January 11-12 at Newark Showground. It offers a welcome respite from the hectic holiday season and a chance to get lost exploring the hundreds of stunning classic machines on display. With a good mix of traders, dealers and autojumble plots, it’s the perfect place to grab a box of parts and spares, as well as finding that inspiration needed to finish your restoration for a summer of riding… or perhaps pick up a new project.

2020 Star guest: Frankie Chili!

Pierfrancesco “Frankie” Chili is to star as guest of honour for our 2020 event! Bologna born Frankie, as he is known to his fans had a long and successful career in most classes of races, winning the 125cc European Championship in 1985, before moving to Grand Prix level in 250 and 500cc World Championships, and ultimately World Superbike. The charismatic Italian will be on stage with Steve Plater during both days of the show and present the awards on Sunday afternoon.

About Scooter World…

It’s not just classic motorcycles that will be celebrated at the Winter Classic, with the popular Scooter World hall making a welcome return! Local scooter clubs, private entries and traders will be in attendance, filling the two extra halls to create a scooterist’s idea of heaven! The 2019 event saw our biggest and best Scooter World yet, and we’re currently making plans for an even bigger and better experience for 2020’s show! Watch this space…

About the Autojumble…

Not to be confused with the monthly ‘Normous Newark Autojumbles we also run at the showground, the autojumble at the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic is drip-fed throughout the site, with stalls inside the main hall, outside and in the additional halls too. Hundreds of traders pitch up at the show with a vast range of autojumble for visitors to browse through as soon as they walk through the gates.


Trade stands at the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic are both varied and plentiful! Hundreds of traders are in attendance, selling anything from leather jackets to vintage machine manuals. Make sure that you go round all the halls on-site, because you never know what you’ll find around the corner! It’s the perfect way to spend the rest of the Christmas cash!

Club Stands…

Both classic bike and scooter clubs are regarded as the jewel in the crown at this event. Keeping the heart of the scene beating through their work-hard, play-hard approach, the owners’ clubs take pride of place wherever they pitch up! They help make the show what it is with their phenomenal collections of incredible machines, not to mention their love for classic bikes and scooters! Cash prizes are up for grabs for the best three club stands that go out of their way to put on a good display – who will be the top three in 2020? You’ll have to stay for the awards ceremony at 4pm on Sunday to find out!

Private Entries…

Established as the season-opener for both classic bike and scooter enthusiasts, The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic is THE place to immerse yourself in your favourite hobby! This year we’ve had to extend our private entry displays, and have added in a second display area just so that we can fit them all in! This means that there’s more than ever before for you to look at – enjoy! 


With adult tickets costing just £10 in advance, the post-Christmas bank balance won’t be too hard-pressed. Tickets on the gate are £12 and 15 years and under are admitted free.

Ticket Advance Price Gate Price

Adult One Day (Over 15) £10 £12

Child (15 Years and under) FREE FREE

Closing date for advance e-ticket sales for The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic is 08:30am Monday 6 January 2020. Tickets can be purchased on the gate for £12, 15 years and under are admitted free. Gates open at 9am both days.