Uttoxeter Show Report 2009

Once again we had a stand in the Railway Marquee at the VJMC Classic Bike Show situated on the Uttoxeter Race Course, held on the first weekend of July.

Things did not start well, as during the journey down to Uttoxeter we were reduced to traveling at 40mph on the motorway as it was raining that hard! We were hoping for a nice sunny weekend for a change (don't you just love British summers!)

This year we arrived early to set up the stand, and this was completed by 5pm leaving us plenty of time to walk into Uttoxeter to sample the real ales on offer at the local Wetherspoons! This year also saw a new restoration gracing the stand in Steve's stunning Red MT5.

Saturday dawned bright and sunny and after a full breakfast and a couple of cups of coffee we were once again feeling human again! Andy Harrison had once again brought his MB5 special to display on the stand.

The good weather on Saturday brought plenty of the paying public through the gates. Plenty of people were also admiring Steve's new MT5 restoration, which certainly looked good lit up by the spot lights. It is also judging day, and when the results were posted at the end of the day we were delighted to have picked up four awards in total.

Best Sports Moped (1st place): Steve Mawson, Honda MT5

Best Club Stand (2nd place): The Honda MB Enthusiasts

Highly Commended (Sports Moped): Tony Mawson, Honda MB5

Highly Commended (1980's): Steve Mawson, Honda MBX 80

Despite an early rain shower Sunday morning the rest of the day stayed dry, and again plenty of the public came through the gates. The prizes were handed out by the well known ex racer (and Yorkshireman!) Mick Grant. This rounded off an excellent weekend by the MB Enthusiasts and we have already booked a stand for next year.

An early arrival allowed us to plenty of time to set up the stand

The addition of a few more spot lights this year, made the stand look a bit more professional


Tony applies yet another coat of polish to his MB5!!

The Railway Marquee had many classic bike clubs on display, including the CBX 6 club, GT750 kettle club and Z1 owners

Steve's stunning new restoration. A Honda MT50SA


Tony's MB5 sporting optional panniers and rack (the only optional extra's offered for the MB5)

European Specification Honda MB8 (80cc version of the MB5)

Honda MBX 80 complete with period Micron and sports seat

Andy Harrisons much modified MB5 special

The Awards

Best Sports Moped (1st place) Honda MT5, Owner: Steve Mawson

Best Club Stand: (2nd place) The Honda MB Enthusiasts

Awards were presented by Mick Grant

Highly Commended (Sports Moped) Honda MB5, Owner: Tony Mawson  

Highly Commended (Best 1980's) Honda MBX 80, Owner: Steve Mawson 

 The Girls

Many thanks to Dave J who once again turned up with his camera and persuaded a couple of passing girls to pose on the bikes!