ALL SILENT PLEASE: For Remembrance Day, the International Motorcycle & Scooter Show will be holding two minutes silence tomorrow from 11.00am.

OLD SKOOL: We've been searching the NEC to find the longest serving show exhibitor. The show as we now know it started in 1975 at Earls Court, London and was officially named 'The Bike Show'. I can reveal three current exhibitors who were on the scene almost 20 years ago include Bruno Tagliaferri (now with Triumph), Bill Hawker (now with Headlynz) and John Winthorpe (now with Crossbow)

KIDDI HEAVEN: They're all the rage for show visiting fathers - Kiddimoto is a British made wooden toy for children designed to develop balance and two-wheeled riding skills. They're available for from £99 for boys and girls including Rossi and Toseland replicas. First time exhibitors and founders Simon Booth said "There's lots of interest and we've taken heaps of orders. We're speaking with customers who are very passionate and are keen to get their children involved in their lifestyle, so our designs are perfect".

CHAMPERS: The champagne competition being run by BEN, the MCI's official charity organisation, is hotting up. Each exhibitor has been asked to raise donations from giveaways on their stand with prizes going to the daily and overall winners. We've been informed it's very tight at the top and whilst Honda are leading the pack, Yamaha, Pirelli/Meztzler, Fuchs Lubricants (Silkolene) and Shark Helmets are all closing in. The competition finishes on Saturday 13th when the overall winner will receive 8 bottles of bubbly!

FIGURES - Today the show attracted 15,374 visitors. "For some reason Wednesday's seem to be very busy as it proved again today" said MCIE's managing director Finlay McAllan.