The Crossbow Calendar:
2018 will mark the 32nd edition of the calendar, and althrough no firm decision has been made, it may be the final one..
As you may know Vic Barnes our photographer died in Febuary this year & although Vic had retired after the 2011 calendar, this has had a big impact on us.
There are also family reasons to retired as John Winthrope now has 4 Grand Children & is 70 years of age, & although he has been semi-ritired for 3 years, these two factors, have had a big impact on him.
Should John choose to retire then the calendar will retire with him, as he knows if he were to sell the calendar rights, he would not like what a new publisher might do with the product.
As we say no firm decision has been made yet, but when it is, we will post the details here.
When John started the calendar he looked at as a bit of fun, he never thought for one minute it would go on to become the best known calendar in the biking world, and still be published all these years later.
During it's life he has worked with most of the top page 3 models, and found some amazing bikes to include in the calendar, 384 stunning motorcycles, Race Bikes, Streetfighters, sports bikes & classics.
Does he have a favourite, well a Vincent special pictured at "The Vic" bikers pub in coalville ranks as one of his fav's, as to models, well the first Crossbow Calendar girl, Tracy Neve, who was followeded by Debbee Ashby, but there have been so many, 138 in total it is very hard to say.
Call back soon to check out our news blog and details of the 2018 Crossbow Calendar.