The Carole Nash winter classic bike show at Newark showground.

The gates of the Newark showground swung open for the first bike show of 2016, a great mix of classic machines, autojumble, club stands and over priced Pic n Mix.

There were plenty of middle aged blokes who had pulled on their bobble hats and ventured along for a mooch.

Flat caps were also very well represented.

The autojumble had a few gems tucked away between the fifty shades of rust, these RC30 Dymags looked a good buy at £450.

£2,500 for a Suzuki GSX-R1100L would’ve been optimistic a few years ago, but these days it’s a fair price, this example had a few non standard mods but looked the part.

You know that you’re getting on when there’s a Bimota V-Due at a classic show.

This XR-69 replica looked delicious, it’s almost too good to race.

There’s always an old face to catch up lurking about, Ian Simpson was flogging some unwanted TZ350 parts and telling me about his 2016 race season, he’ll be racing in classic endurance with Phase One.

All in all a great little mooch, looking forward to the next show of 2016, wherever that might take me.

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