For decades, horse racing has graced the famous grounds of Kempton Park, but this time, it’s the turn of rare bikes, a bustling autojumble and a very special guest at the London Classic Bike Show in Kempton on Saturday, December 7.
There may not be horse-racing, but there will certainly be horse-power when genius engineer Allen Millyard comes along with some of his wackiest bike creations, including his award-winning ‘Flying Millyard’, which is powered by a gigantic, 5.0-litre V-twin engine designed for an aeroplane and resembles a two-wheeled Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, magically created in a suburban garage in Berkshire.
Millyard is far from unambitious when it comes to building unusual and never-before-seen motorcycles. He is well-known for creating his mind-boggling 8.0-litre motorcycle using a V10 engine from a Dodge Viper sports car.
Satisfy all your senses when you get to hear, see and smell some of his spell-binding creations when he starts up his ferocious and gripping freaks of motorcycle engineering.
After more than two decades, he’s produced dozens of Kawasaki fours, fives, little Honda V-twins, V8 and V12 Kawasakis, and the six-cylinder RC374 ‘Hailwood Tribute’.
Finishing the show season in style, the one-day event will feature club stands and mesmerising bikes. There will be massive prizes up for grabs including “Best Flat Tracker” awarded by Ace Café London.
A highlight in the motorcycling social calendar, the off-road and racing show will also host a bustling autojumble, offering parts, spares and everything in between.
The event typically hosts at least 250 trade stalls both inside and out, offering bikers from all over Europe the chance to find that vital piece of their project. From the moment the gates open,the autojumble enjoys a busy and friendly atmosphere, creating a fantastic vibe for buying and selling automotive treasure.
Special guest Allen Millyard said: “I’m really excited to attend the Kempton Park Autojumble this December. I’ll be bringing some of my favourite and most ambitious projects, including my Kawasaki H1 500 LC four which was awarded ‘most OTT motorcycle’ at Salon Privé concourse d’elegance at Blenheim Palace in 2017, and a Kawasaki S3 666 five based on a 1973 S2 400 with additional cylinders, which I made for my son Sam’s birthday.”