The International Motorcycle
& Scooter Show at the NEC in Birmingham
is the most popular show held annually at
the NEC and is Europe's most popular annual
2003 saw 188,541 visitors
to the NEC in Birmingham, a slight drop
(around 4000) in last year's numbers, attributed
probably by rugby World Cup fever that has
seen the nation glued to the television
set at home. However, it has still been
hailed a huge success by the organisers.
The show was spread over 10 days and hosted
household names, such as Carlos Checa, Neil
Hodgson, Dougie Lampkin, Carl Fogarty, John
Reynolds, Sete Gibernau and Posh and Becks
lookalikes, to name a few.
This year saw the debut
of the MCN Race Paddock, which proved a
big hit. The annual MCN awards were also
presented in public for the first time.
Entertainment was provided by Dougie Lampkin
(12 times World Champion), Shaun Morris
(2003 World Junior Trials Champion) and
Cyclo trials champions Ot Pi and Cesar Canas
in the Live Arena Trials. Mini-moto racing
was also regularly held throughout the day.
Harley Davidson, Triumph,
Suzuki, Ducati, Honda and Yamaha all held
a special seremony launching their new bike(s),
the pictures can be found in the NEC gallery,
follow the link at the top of this page.
Dougie Lampkin attempts
to climb a 30ft waterfall, with an injury
(no joke!!!). His helpers were on hand should
be loose control but their assistance was