Pride of Ownership display at the Classic Motorbike Show features a fantastic mix of motorcycles and bikes, including rare road and racing bikes, battling for the "best in show" title.

The 2018 competition featured around 20 motorbikes and scooters spanning approximately 100 years of motoring. The overall winner was Len Francis and his 1950 Norton Jowa, which is regularly used and not just a ‘show pony’.

Second place was presented to Henry Cole and Sam Lovegrove with the 1983 Uncle Bunt Triumph Custom Chopper.

Steve Taylor was awarded third place with his 1962 BSA Rocket Goldstar. Steve won in 2017 with his 1922 JD Harley Davidson.


The Pride of Ownership contest is open to private owners of bikes from 2000 or older. Each finalist will receive two show passes and a certificate. Our judging panel selects two runners up and the overall winner who will receive a trophy and the bragging rights to call themselves the best bike in show. Clarion Events will not contribute to any transportation or accommodation costs for entrants.

Return the form to along with two pictures with at least one showing a full view of your bike.


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Pride of Ownership 2018

Henry Cole, Sam Lovegrove and their team. The story of their 1983 Uncle Bunt Triumph Custom Chopper can be seen on the Channel 4 TV show Find it, Fix it, Drive it – episode 1