Hailwood to be celebrated at Stafford Classic Bike Show

This year’s Stafford Classic Bike show will be a celebration of Hailwood’s legendary career, and that legendary 1978 TT win.

Stafford Bike Show.

The 2022 International Classic Motorcycle Show is set to take place on 23-24 April and will see a celebration of Mike Hailwood’s career. 

Hailwood won nine motorcycle world titles and 76 two-wheeled Grands Prix in his illustrious career, which also included a foray into F1, and arguably the most famous TT win in the race’s history.

Hailwood Honda GP bike.

Hailwood’s son, David, will be taking several artefacts to the Stafford-based show this year. Those will include the George Medal Hailwood was awarded for rescuing Clay Regazzoni from his burning BRM F1 car in the 1973 South African Grand Prix; as well as his podium cap from the 1978 Isle of Man Formula One TT; and a scale model of the Manx Norton that was awarded to Hailwood by the factory after his victory in 1961. 

Additionally, the contract offered to Hailwood by MV Agusta for the 1966 season that stated Hailwood would be the number two rider to Giacomo Agostini, and was subsequently torn up by Hailwood, will be present at the show, as well as 40 other exclusive items from the Hailwood family collection. 

Stories are not told by artefacts, however, which is why there will also be several racing heroes from Hailwood’s day attending the show. These will include Chas Mortimer, Ian Richards, Helmut Dahne, and Alex George. 

Hailwood 1978 TT Dunlop cap.

They will be chatting with Eurosport BSB commentator Jack Burnicle about their own respective careers, as well Hailwood himself and that legendary, mythical 1978 TT.

Finally, Hailwood’s mechanic for the 1978 TT and former British champion, Roy Armstrong, will be there to chat about Hailwood, and he must have some pretty unique stories to tell about Mike, and that 1978 TT. 

You can find out more about this year’s International Classic Bike Show, and grab your tickets, here.