NEC show round-up: three days to go

A quick round up of news that has been reaching us since our last NEC-related post.

It has already been confirmed that the Bat Pod from The Dark Knight will be in Hall 2 for the duration of the show. Marvel at the 20" tyres, machine guns, cannons and hooks, as well as the unique steering system operated in the film by the shoulders of legendary stuntman Jean-Pierre Goy.

The Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure will be in town to promote next year's TT, together with a special photo exhibition covering 100 years of racing on the island. Many of the 2009 TT racers will also be at the NEC on Saturday, including John McGuinness, Guy Martin, Steve Plater, Bruce Anstey and Tim Reeves.

MotoGP rider and former World Superbike champion James Toseland will be at the Yamaha area, performing with his band Crash. Also making an appearance is Scott Redding, who became the youngest winner of a 125GP race earlier this year aged just fifteen.

World Superbike legends Carl Fogarty and Troy Corser, winners of the championship six times between them, will also be at the show.

There is a full list of famous names and their appearance dates at the bike show site, although inexplicably there is no mention of the UKBike team who will be wandering around the NEC at the end of this week...