Next year’s Great Dorset Steam Fair (25th – 29th August 2022) will be introducing a Modern Classic Motorcycle Section for the first time in its history. Managing Director, Martin Oliver, says “We are always looking to evolve and we now feel the time is right to open up the show to “younger” motorcycle exhibits. For many years we have been asked by the public (and by modern classic owners) to consider the inclusion of a Modern Classic Motorcycle Section. With the GDSF now entering its 52nd year, visitors who grew up in the 1970’s, 1980’s & 1990’s tell us that they would love to revisit their youth and see modern classic bikes at the show. I am certainly of this opinion. It is a natural progression for us as a heritage show as the decades go by and we look forward to adding this new section to the show’s rich history. The new section will complement the established Vintage Motorcycle Section at the show.”
Norman Macbeth who lives near Blandford, Dorset has been appointed as Section Leader. Anyone wishing to be considered as an exhibitor in the new section at the 2022 show, please contact Norman at with full details of your classic motorcycle including Make, Model, Year of Manufacture, history, whether restored, unrestored etc together with a recent photograph. The Modern Classic Motorcycle Section will cover the years 1970 to 1995. The aim is to have an inclusive range of exhibits to reflect the era and all applications will be given due consideration.
Martin Oliver added “I would like to welcome Norman as our new Section leader, he is a dedicated enthusiast himself with a vast knowledge of modern classic motorcycles. Please contact him if you are keen to enter your classic motorbike in the inaugural 2022 gathering.”
The new Modern Classic Motorcycle Section at the GDSF follows the prior announcement in 2020 of a Modern Classic Car Section which will also see its inauguration in 2022, having been shelved due to the cancellation of the GDSF in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. For Modern Classic Car (1970-1995) enquiries, please contact Paul Maycock at