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Telford Off-Road Show 2016

We had a total of 12 bikes on the stand that represented the best in the various off-road disciplines from trials through scrambles to grass-track and ISDT. Ex Greeves works rider Bryan 'Badger' Goss very kindly displayed his very shiny MDS with us. A further Greeves works rider visitor was another Bryan, this time Bryan Wade. He was publicising his forthcoming auto biography, 'Time to Come Clean', which is due out in the summer. He also very knidly helped present the Cotton/Greeves Challenge trials trophy to the victorious GRA team!

The autojumble was noted for it's optimistic prices again but attracted a large crowd, many of whom had queued patiently for the 'early bird' opening at 0900hrs. When the show opened at 10, the halls rapidly filled and from what I can make out, trading was brisk. We were situated one display isle away from the stage and so did not need to move far to hear the various stars interviewed by Tim Britton who certainly earned his money this weekend. Former road-racer Jim Currie used the show to launch his autobiography and it looks to be a very good read and includes a detailed account of life as part of the 'continental circus' back in the day.

Although some traders were missing, other new ones appeared and stands were moved around compared to previous years, the show proved a great success. Now sponsored by Hagons, we did rather miss the oportunity to scrounge the occasional cup of coffee from former sponsors, Putoline!

We recruited 3 new members which is no bad thing as well as selling a range of regalia items. All in all, I think it fair to say a good time was had by all.

Dave McGregor's Prize-Winning ISDT Challenger on the GRA Stand


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