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Posted on June 26, 2017 at 6:35 PM

The classic Motorcycle Club’s 1000 Bike show, which takes place on July 1-2, will be staged at a new venue this year. It is the Germiston City Sports Club in Vimy Ridge Road, Delvillewood, Germiston. The show has been held at the Germiston High School for the past 13 years, but this year the club was unable to obtain a temporary liquor licence for this venue, hence the move to the nearby Germiston City Sports Club.

This year’s 1000 Bike Show will once again cater for a wide variety of tastes in powered two wheelers, ranging from very old motorcycles to the latest range of retro models like the latest Triumph Bonneville’s.

The 1000 Bike Show has grown from humble beginnings as a small display at the Johannesburg Carlton Centre in 1985 to what is now arguably the largest, dedicated classic and custom motorcycle show in Africa. The show has moved venue over the years to accommodate more exhibitors and visitors.

The chief organiser and club chairman, Rusty Thorns, says he expects at least 500 motorcycles, ranging from A to Z - Ariel to Zundapp - will be on show. The display will include a good selection of custom motorcycles, such as café racers, which are becoming increasingly popular these days.

However, a major highlight of this event is the wide variety of old, new, and very unusual two-and three-wheelers ridden to the show by visitors. They make up a show by themselves.

This year there will be 130 trade stalls and 20 stalls offering food and drinks, while the popular Backbone band will provide entertainment during the two-day event.

Concours d’Elegance competitions have been arranged for both custom motorcycles and the classics. The former will be judged on the Saturday and the prizes awarded at 15:00 the same day, while the classics will be judged on the Saturday and the winners will be announced at 14:00 on the Sunday.

Once again a lucky visitor will have the opportunity to win a two-wheeler as a prize. This year it is a SYM Blaze 200 motorcycle. There will be several runner-up prizes too.

Entry fee will be R80 per person with under 16’s coming in for free. Gates open at 08:00.

Those interested in exhibiting on the show or wanting more information should contact CMC chairman, Rusty Thorns on 082-411-1687 or at [email protected] or on the club’s the website

The GPS coordinates for the Germiston City Sports Club are: -26.228561, 28.164684




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