Motorbike Mad at The Staffordshire Classic Bike Show
It was great to get back to some normality after the lockdown restrictions we’ve been subjected to over the last eighteen months; that said I also understand the need to curtail large events for public safety. Therefore, having a display stand at the Staffordshire Classic Bike Show was a real treat to meet people face to face, to talk about all things two wheel related.
It didn’t seem as busy as previous years but still a great attendance on the Saturday, less so on the Sunday. Regardless of the numbers, there was still the usual buzz about the place with banter and bargains had by all. We were there to meet friends old and new, to share stories and network with likeminded people. It was great some of our Facebook followers came to say hello, nice to put a face to a name.
All in all, the weekend was a great success, especially introducing our new Mascot, which we’ve now named as Tenmiill highlighted with his 10mm socket as a false tooth.
He has created quite a following with hundreds of photos and selfies taken. Everyone passing stopped to comment, laugh and point, he felt like the star of the show; several people wanted to take him home, but he remained loyal to us. He is now firmly part of the team and will go on many adventures with us, we’ll write about his exploits and keep you posted.
As a bonus to the weekend, I managed to catch up with Michael Dunlop. Wow what a great guy. Despite all his achievements, he remained grounded and down to earth, happily sharing his tales. During his interview with Steve Plater the audience were kept in hysterics with a young heckler who stole the microphone and the show. Steve and Michael played along with the antics and promised him a duet with the singing girls who were next on, if he let them finish the interview.