mono motorcycles Custom & Classic Bike Show 2022 review. What an incredibly fantastic day!
After 9 months of planning, preparation, advertising, gathering bike entrants, booking trade, catering & a multitude of other things; the mono motorcycles first Custom & Classic Bike Show arrived!
We were very lucky to have been able to gain access to the hall the night before to set up the bike positions & put up some of our Dunlop banners. Dunlop were kind enough to sponsor our event & not only sent us banners & flags, but also a selection of merchandise for attendees at the show to benefit from.
At 7am on Sunday morning, Daniel & Katy headed down to The Pallant Centre, Havant, ably supported by their cheerleaders Pip, Carole (Katy’s Dad & Mum) Stu, T, Andy, Sarah, Glen & Will & it was all hands to the pump.
We had to get the trade stands up before we could get the bikes in the hall. We were joined by DJK Motorcycles, The Wheel Specialist, Fareham, Portsmouth MAG, Beaky Blinders (bakery), Muc-Off, EMP Tooling, Cogz & Gearz, JAA Custom Paint & SERV Wessex. We also had to get the banners up on the outside walls, get the posters on posts & lampposts around the town & set up the mono motorcycles promotional gazebo.
Alex from The Barleycorn Tavern in Nutbourne arrived with his catering unit (Alex supports us for our breakfast clubs) & started to cook breakfast options from 8am.
As the bikes started to arrive from 8.30am onwards, the show started to take shape & all of the planning seemed to be falling into place.
As the hall filled up with an incredible selection of motorcycles, visitors slowly started to arrive to & before we had officially opened the doors at 10am, we already had people paying to get into the show.
Once the doors were open there was a sudden buzz in the air & very quickly the car park started to fill with motorcycles & before we knew it, we had a queue of people waiting to get into the show! What an incredible start to the day.
The sun shone, the car park filled to overflowing, people checked out the bikes, visited trade stands, bought brownies from Beaky Blinders, chatted to other entrants, had breakfast then lunch from Alex & there was a steady stream of bikes & visitors throughout the morning.
Jamie from JAA Custom Paint set up in the hall with examples of his incredible air brush artwork. He started a demonstration of his amazing talent with a Nordic inspired image & continued to work on it throughout the day.
We then welcomed our independent Judge for the day Ian Thoburn of Bosuns Bikes. Ian is an avid motorcycle photographer & his website is an incredible journey through all of the events he visits. We also had our good friend James on site with his camera & recording equipment as our official videographer for the day. James not only took some incredible footage from the day, but he also recorded interviews with attendees, show entrants & Daniel & Katy.
By 1pm we had seen nearly 300 people come through doors. Alex was cooking nonstop all morning & as we got to lunchtime he changed the menu to offer lunchtime meal deals, which everyone really enjoyed.
As the sun continued to shine & visitors came & went, the judging for the show was well underway. By 2.30pm I had the list as presented by Ian & it was time to finish off the certificates to accompany the Golden Sprocket awards which Daniel had made for the winners. We had also decided that the winners should get access to some of the Dunlop merchandise as an extra bonus on top of them winning.
As Katy called the hall to attention it was time to read out the winners. Below is a list of the winner’s names. Some names have been omitted upon request of the bike owners.
Winner’s list from the show:
Best in Show – Pat & the Triumph Chop
Best Café Racer – Olly & the Honda CB750
Best Flat Tracker/Scrambler – Ian & the Honda VFR750
Best Paint – Keith & the Harley 48 Custom
Best Mini Mayhem – Rhys & the Honda C90 Custom
Best Custom – Chrome Royal Enfield
Best Modern Classic – Leon & the BMW Café Racing Bike
Best Classic – Roy & the Triumph Bonneville
Once the winners had received their awards & a flurry of photographs had been taken, the show slowly started to wrap up. The last of the visitors made their way back to their bikes, show entrants & trade started to pack away & the mono motorcycles cheerleaders began breaking down the show & packing it all away.
What an incredible day! Daniel & Katy would both like to say an enormous thank you to absolutely everyone who supported the day. We had so much positive feedback & heard “see you at the next show” & “when is the next show?” so many times, that we are already planning the next mono motorcycles Custom Bike Show for 2023.
We would like to thank our sponsors Dunlop Tyres for supporting our show & for helping make the day such a success. We would also like to thank all of the trade attendees & the bike owners who brought their incredible motorcycles to the show. We would like to thank all of our visitors for making the show such a great success & last but by no means least, we would like to thank the mono motorcycles cheerleaders – Pip, Carole (Katy’s Dad & Mum) Stu, T, Andy, Sarah, Glen & Will who always give 100% of their love & support.
Here are just a few of the lovely comments we have had about the show. Thank You, everyone.
“It was a great day xx lots of hard work that really paid off for a magical day xx” Carole
“Thank you for all the hard work, sweat and tears you put into organising today, you even sorted out the sun! Really enjoyed ourselves, lots of lovely bikes in the show and in the car park next door….oh and not to mention the delicious brownies. Xx” Serena
“Thanks for putting on such an enjoyable event – I thoroughly enjoyed myself xx” Erika
“Well done guys what a great event. Looking forward to next years. ” Leigh
“Well done guys & girls, it was a great show, really enjoyed it.” Don
“Well done. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially the egg and bacon baps…” Steve
“Well done excellent show and weather ,congratulations to you both” Martyn
“Congratulations on smashing your first show!! You totally nailed it” Beaky Blinders
“Well done guys, it was great” George
“Very enjoyable show ..hopefully will go on to be bigger and even better ..well done on making it happen..” Gerry
Thank you again & see you again next year at the mono motorcycles Custom Bike Show 2023. All the best, Daniel & Katy
NB: Our next breakfast club which is held at our workshop in Funtington, Chichester is on Sunday 24th July.