For the fifth consecutive year, Wakefield MAG hosted the Yorkshire MAG stand at the hugely popular VJMC Japanese Bike Show, held on Sunday 25th July at Lotherton Hall . The weather couldn't have been better and we certainly needed the sun tan lotion this year.
As we did the year before, we helped our good friends in the VJMC marshal the show and provided 13 marshals over the course of the day, manning the entrance, exit and show gates, together with our own stand. Lots of people visited the MAG stand, showed a lot of interest in MAG & took literature. We joined a new member on the day, renewed the membership of another and sold £33 worth of branch products. A great result.
This years Japanese bike show attracted hundred's of quality bikes, so much so, that they ran out of entry forms (and 350 had been printed !!!!). The judges job must have been pretty much impossible, but they came up with a shortlist of 15 stunning bikes, with the prizes being awarded just before 3pm.
Once finished, the showground cleared out pretty quickly, and our exit gates marshals were kept pretty busy for a while.
All in all, it was great show, the MAG stand was busy all day and it was good to help out our good friends in the West Yorkshire Branch of the VJMC. The VJMC later told us that it was their best and most profitable show to date, and that they couldn't have run it without our invaluable help. A good result all round.
Finally, a huge thank you to all our 13 volunteer marshals, who gave stirling service over the course of the day. Hip Hip .......