Event Reports

VJMC Show, Lotherton Hall - Sun 26th July 2009

For the fourth consecutive year, Wakefield MAG hosted the Yorkshire MAG stand at the hugely popular VJMC Japanese Bike Show, held on Sunday 26th July at Lotherton Hall . As in previous years, the MAG stand was located right next to the VJMC stand, and in front of the bike show itself, so we couldn't have asked for a better spot. The MAG stand looked very professional and we had a good selection of leaflets, literature, Road Magazines & products for sale.

Yorkshire MAG stand at the 2009 VJMC Lotherton Hall Show

Lots of people visited the stand, showed a lot of interest in MAG & took literature. Those that didn't visit the stand, were actively persued by Mick, armed with Road magazines, branch posters and MAG literature.

We helped our good friends in the VJMC marshal the show this year and provided 12 marshals over the course of the day, manning the entrance, exit and show gates, together with our own stand. A huge thank you to all our volunteer marshals, and it was certainly appreciated by the VJMC, who gave us complimentary T Shirts.

The show attracted hundred's of quality bikes, making the judges job pretty much impossible.

Some of the quality bike show entries
A nice line-up of Fizzies
Kettle Suzuki

A large number of different show categories were up for grabs with some very nice trophies to be won.

some of the prizes up for grabs

We recognised one of the winning bikes, as it won best in show at our Wakefield Hospice May Day Gala Bike Show last year.

The show winner at the Wakefield MAG 2008 Bike Show

The prize giving was brought forward to 2:30 in the afternoon

One of the winners, with a very nice, and rare, Suzuki

Once finished, the showground cleared out pretty quickly, meaning our last hours worth of planned marshalling shifts, weren't actually needed.

All in all, a great show, it was good to help out the VJMC, who are MAG affiliate members, it certainly raised MAG's profile and we all had a good laugh in the process. A result in anyone's book.