April 28 2009.

The MCIA's flagship Carole Nash International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC is expanding to include an Off-Road Zone and two rounds of the ACU British Supercross Championship.

The new Off-Road Zone will be situated in Hall 5 and will run for the first four days of the ten day show and promises to be dedicated to "the very best from the off-road world, including new bikes, top riders, clothing, aftermarket products and clubs."

The MCIA has avoided any reference to the long established Dirt Bike Show, but the new Off-Road Zone is a clear shot across the bows of the independently owned and run show, by the major motorcycle manufacturer's own association. Last year the Dirt Bike Show attracted something in the region of 15,000 to 17,000 visitors over four days, whilst the NEC Show attacts somewhere in the region of 60,000 visitors over those first four days.

The 2009 show will be backed up by Future West ACU British Supercross Championship. The ACU sanctioned events will take place on the evenings of Saturday 28th November and Saturday 5th December with day-time displays taking place throughout the open period of the ten day Show.

The Carole Nash International Motorcycle & Scooter Show 2009 takes place between 26th November and 6th December at the NEC, Birmingham, and the Off-Road Zone will be open for the first four days, although some exhibitors may choose to exhibit for the full duration.

Thursday 26th November is Press and Trade Day whilst Friday 27th is Preview Day, where all activities, including the 20 minute Supercross displays are free of charge.

Off-Road exhibitors and feature line-ups will be announced shortly. For more information visit