GOODBYE & FAIRWELL: For those of you that already know we are sure you'll be buying the drinks, for those of you that don't this will be Michelle Higgins' (MCI Exhibitions) last show. After five great years she has decided to move on to pastures new so we are sure you'll all join in saying a big thank-you for all her help and support. Good Luck!

FRUIT & VEG: First apples, now potatoes! Vivaldi Racing, who have recently confirmed they will competing in the 2005 BSB Championship are enticing visitors with bags of their best spuds. The team who plan to sign up two up-and-coming riders in Ben Wilson and Tristan Palmer said "The whole potato racing thing started on a small scale supporting a local rider, but in our first year it's snowballed and now we're lining up to compete in with big boys".

VISIT FROM FAR: The International Motorcycle & Scooter Show attracts visitors from all over the UK but today we met one individual who travelled all the way from Thailand, yes almost 6,000 miles. Sixty year-old Dave Bell, who lives in Bangkok, said "It's a long-way to come but it's definitely been worth it, I've had a fantastic time". Our furthest travelling visitor?

WHO'S ON THE CHAMPERS: On the final day of the BEN champagne competition Yamaha have pipped Honda at the post to be crowned overall winners. They'll be a few headaches in the morning with Yamaha (1st place) walking away with eight bottles of bubbly after raising a fantastic £1925.90, Honda (2nd place) close behind with £1675.33 collect 6 bottles and Pirelli/Metzeler (3rd place) with £598.46 get 3 bottles. Thank-you to everyone that contributed.

FIGURES - "Today the show attracted a huge 23,328 visitors. It's been the busiest day of the show so far for both us and the exhibitor's and we hope it continues into tomorrow" commented MCIE's managing director Finlay McAllan.