Shows we are attending this year
. Kickback National Championships April 1st and 2nd Stoneleigh Park
. Five Valleys bike run 23rd April Start point/registration Salisbury Livestock market 9.30 am depart 11am
. Salisbury MAG Show 3oth April from 12noon Salisbury Guildhall square
. Vintage Nostalgia Show 2nd, 3rd and 4th June Stockton Park
. Durrington village show and Vintage vehicle event 16th July Durrington Rec SP4 8HH
BIKE NIGHTS AND EVENTS
. The Haven Bike night, first Thursday of each month 6.30 till 9pm, A30 London road, SP5 1ST April to September
. Dog & Gun Bike night, every Thursday 6 till late, Netheravon SP4 9RQ
. Churchill Arms Bike night, every Tuesday from March, Fordingbridge SP6 3AA
We entered our Triumph Street triple 675 custom build into Triumph UK’s Facebook competition, it got through to the top 10 and then through to public votes where it came 4th place just missing out on winning a place to be on display at the ‘Bike Shed’ show, however we are still very proud of getting this far and thank all those who took the time to vote, thank you!
Shows we booked to attend this year
- Five Valleys motorcycle run – Sunday 10th April, sign in from 9.30 leaving at 11am Salisbury livestock market www.salisburymotorcycleandlightcarclub.co.uk
- Bike life classics day June 26th at Sammy Millers Museum BH25 5SZ
- KFC Wimborne to Henstridge charity bike convoy – 26th June www.kidneyfundraisingconvoy.co.uk
- Durrington Show and Vintage Vehicle Meet – 17th July at Durrington Recreation Ground, SP4 8HH
- Calne Bike Show – 30th July at Beversbrook Farm SN11 8RX
- Vintage Nostalgia show 3rd, 4th 5th June Stockton park BA12 OSQ
- Chichester college charity bike show Sunday 19th June
- Winterslow summer fair Saturday 11th June
- Salisbury MAG show Sunday 17th April
- The Haven Bike night, every Thursday 6.30 till 9pm, A30 London road, SP5 1ST
The White horse, Quidhampton bike night, third Wednesday of each month, 6.30 onwards
Attended 2016 Shows
- Vintage Nostalgia Show
- Charity Bike Show – Chichester College – Fathers Day
- Winterslow summer fair celebrating the Queens 90th Birthday
- Salisbury MAG Motorcycle event
This year we were proud to sponsor and fund the marshal’s vests, we also had a great selection of bikes on the stand for the 8,000 bikers who attended the event to see!
Shows we attended in 2015:
- Open Day • Saturday, September 12 • 12pm-4pm
- Salisbury MAG Motorcycle event – Sunday 19th April 12pm onwards Guildhall Square, Salisbury
- Vintage Nostalgia Show – 29th, 30th and 31st May at Stockton Park, Wiltshire, BA12 OSQ
- BLESMA Week – 1st to the 7th June. We are supporting BLESMA Week, call in at VP Motorcycles, buy a raffle ticket and help raise money to ensure our service men and women who live with limb loss can lead independent lives
- Bike Life Classics Day – 21st June at Sammy Millars Museum, BH25 5SZ
- Ton Up Day – 5th July at Brooklands Museum, Surrey, KT13 OQN
- Beaulieu Bike Ride – in 12th July at Beaulieu Museum, Hampshire,SO42 7ZN
- Durrington Show and Vintage Vehicle Meet – 19th July at Durrington Recreation Ground, SP4 8HH
- Calne Bike Show – 25th July at Beversbrook Farm SN11 8RX
- Wallop Vintage Gathering – 30th August at Over Wallop Sports Field, S020 8JL
Salisbury Bike Night – First Thursday of every month (April to October) at:
The Clearway Garage A30, Salisbury SP4 6DT – 6pm till late
We attended the Netley marsh Eurojumble on Sep 4th & 5th
We took the Kawasaki Z550 Cafe racer and Suzuki GT200 X5 to the Sammy Millers classic day in June, the event was raising money for Salisbury stars appeal.
In May we attended the three day Vintage Nostaligia show, another great event with lots of stalls and classic vehicles.
We attended the Kickback national custom bike show in March, the Cafe racer and Honda had lots of attention, we even had Henry Cole sit on one of our motorcycles!
VP Motorcycles were invited to show our latest custom build motorcycle a Honda CB400 Super Four at the MCN show at Excel London in February!
June – We welcomed Dominic from St Josephs school to VP Motorcycles for a weeks school work experience.
July- Some of our Motorcycles were used in a photo shoot for Regent tailoring in Salisbury, we were also asked to provide the cafe racer for another shoot at the Larmer tree gardens, check out the results on our Photo shoot page.
We now have £10 and £20 gift vouchers avaliable to purchase at the shop.
£1 to work day
VP Motorcycles were the first business to sign up to this years Spire Fm ‘Bring a pound to work day’ This year business are raising money for the Stars Appeal Salisbury Hospital and a new breast cancer care unit. Please help us raise money towards this charity by popping £1 in the collection pot when you visit the shop, thank you.
We attended the following shows
April 3rd – Clearways Salisbury bike meet
A good turn out for the first meet of the year.
Salisbury Market Place. A dry and sunny day brought out hundreds of bikers to the show
We were also proud to be part of the judging panel for the day.
We took the cafe racer to this Vintage vehicle event on the back of the F1 Lightening truck, it certainly turned a few heads!
We had a wonderful 3 days at this event, it was a great success and everyone had fun!
First time for us attending this show and glad we went, very well organised, great attendance and lots of interest in our bikes and the service we offer.Thursday 3rd July – Salisbury bike night
A very busy evening, great to see lots of our customers there enjoying the sun and chatting ‘bike’!
Rico and Dave attended this show displaying the Kawasaki and Suzuki in the vehicle line up and riding them around the arena.
Another great show with plenty of interest in our custom built motorcycles.
Huge turn out of all makes and models of motorcycles and other vintage machinery, really enjoyed this local one day show.
We always enjoy this show each year, its a great chance to sell on some of our spares from bike rebuilds as well as finding new homes for some of our bikes, great for a look around too and hopefully find some parts needed for our current projects.Ace cafe London to Brighton run
This was our first year of taking part in this motorcycle event, the cafe racer was used and she did not miss a beat, a very long riding day but a great atmosphere. Planning to attend next year and the full weekend of events Ace cafe have on offer.
TESCO FUEL SAVE PROMOTION
We were asked in March to display 2 of our show bikes in the Tesco Southampton road store as part of their new club card fuel save scheme, it was great to be asked to advertise in such a large well known venue.
We were proud to welcome our first apprentice Rico Sgueglia.
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARDS
We entered the South Wilts business of the year awards again in two categories this year and attended the awards ceremony in June, it was a great experience and well done to all those who entered the event.
To celebrate VP Motorcycles second birthday we had an open day on Saturday 6th July from 1 till 4pm
Close to 100 bikers came along for a cuppa and a piece of cake! Thanks to all who came out and supported us.
Salisbury Mag Motorcycle show on Sunday 7th April at Salisbury livestock market
The Cafe racer was on display on the Mag stand, on the VP Motorcycles stand was a black customized R1, my customized K5 and a fully restored Z1000 1978. A huge variety of motorcycles attended a great event.
The Durrington show and vehicle gathering on Sunday 21st July was a very hot and sunny day with a great turn out, lots of interest in the cafe racer on show and good to see so many vehicles on display.
Popham Mega meet bike jumble on Sunday 18th August at Popham airfield Nr Winchester
Our first time holding a stand at this very busy show, plenty of business cards were handed out and lots of interest in our stand, the Mondial in particular drew alot of interest.
Netley Marsh Auto jumble in Southampton on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of September was a well turned out event and we managed to dodge any showers, this show is a good opportunity for us to have a clear out in the shop of spares and of course have a rummage around other stalls to find any parts to finish some of our projects!
2012 was an exciting year for VP Motorcycles with lots of shows, events and new customers.
Congratulations to Trevor Hansford, your Buell was the winner of our VP Motorcycles 2012 photo competition!
On May 18th 2012 we tested and passed our first motorcycle at the on site MOT bay.
We welcomed Lewis for 10 days as part of his school work experience, we are pleased to say he has now gone on to do a motorcycle course.
VP Motorcycles had a stand at the 14th annual Motorcycle show held by the Salisbury MAG group in April
at Salisbury livestock market, we had a fantastic, sunny, very busy day!
VP Motorcycles had a stand at the 21st spring vehicle meet and auto jumble in April
The weather put a stop to that day out!
We attended the Durrington show on Sunday 15th July , the sun managed to stay out most of the day making it a great success!
In August we attended Wilton House supercar show for the second year running, we had on display the K5 and the R1 both built by VP Motorcycles.
We had a hugely successful 2 days on our stall at the Carol Nash Euro jumble in September, the weather treated us well also.
VP Motorcycles was nominated in 3 categories for the South Wilts business of the year awards, sadly this year we did not win an award even so it was a great evening and we were proud to be part of such an huge event, thank you to all our customers and staff for your support in our first year and we look forward to another fantastic year at VP Motorcycles!
In November we entered VP Motorcycles into the Journal newspapers Business Accelerators scheme, we were excited to have been shortlisted in the local area selection.
In August, VP Motorcycles were very proud to be offered a stand at the Salisbury Motor show held at Wilton House , it was a fantastic opportunity to meet a lot of people and potential customers as well as a great day out.
We had four bikes on display showing the range of motorcycles we have for sale which were a classic Kawasaki KH250 Triple 1978, Fireblade 900 2002, Fireblade Streetfighter show winning machine and a Yamaha midnight star 1300cc trike all of which drew in the crowds.
We enjoyed having a stand so much that we attended the Netley Marsh auto jumble later in the year.