Classic motorcycle and scooter section added to this year's motor show

PDrivers of two-wheeled classics will have something to look forward to at the Gloucestershire Motor Show this summer. As well as Ferraris and Bentleys this year's show will also see dozens of Lambrettas and Vespas descend on Highnam Court, with the addition of a classic motorcycle and scooter section.

Backed by the Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo, the show takes place over the weekend of June 6 and 7. The event usually raises thousands for The Pied Piper Appeal, a charity which supports sick children in Gloucestershire. This year Jason Metivier from Performance Triumph Cheltenham and Tim Richards from Harley Davidson Motorcycles in Cheltenham are heading up the two-wheeled section of the show.

"We came along to last year's event just to see what kind of reception we would get from the visitors and we were really surprised by the amount of interest," explained Tim.

“After speaking to the organisers we decided that this year it would be really nice to include the bikes as part of the show. We will of course be bringing a few bikes along from our showroom but we're also interested in classic bikes and scooters."

The pair are issuing an open invitation to anyone who owns a classic or custom bike or scooter to bring it along to the show over the weekend and they will receive free entry.

"We will be judging whether or not they are considered a classic," explained Jason, who will be bringing along his own 1959 Lambretta to the show. "The hope is that we will get a few dozen classic bikes all in the one place so people can see all the different varieties out there."

The motor show is one of three summer events planned to raise money for the charity, alongside the Gloucestershire Summer Fayre and Gloucestershire Classic Show.

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