2006 Event Report/Souvenirs

Trials | Grass Track | Sprint Demonstration | Track Sessions
Past Masters Parade | Avenue of Clubs | Static Display
Autojumble | Trade Stands | Testimonials

Awards:

  • Best Veteran: Geoff Wheeler, VMCC no. 10257, rider no 122, 1903 Quadrant banking tricycle 3hp

  • Best Early Vintage: T. Walker, VMCC no. 1717, rider no 372, 1921 P & M 500cc

  • Best Late Vintage: Pete Sole, VMCC no. 2462, rider no 335, 1928 Rex Acme TT8 350cc

  • Best Post Vintage: D. Cox, VMCC no. 5021, rider no 358 1932 Velocette KSS Mk 1 350cc

  • Best Post War: Bob Kitchen,BMW R60/2

  • Best 1960-81: Dave Frier from Leicester, rider no 525, 1972 MV Agusta Sport

  • Best Modern: Andrew Jones, from Wrexham, rider no . 5135, 1976 Suzuki GT750A (kettle)

  • Best Static: 1939 Rudge on Rudge Club Stand

  • Best on Club stand: Garelli racer

  • Best Club Stand: Moto Guzzi Club, Warwicks

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President's Report Click Here


VMCC President David Davies on The Dreadnought

CEO - James Hewing's Report - Click Here


CEO James Hewing on 1936 250 Rudge

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Event Details  

TRIALS

Entry Secretary:
Mark Mc Evoy,
2 DUNSLADE CLOSE,
MARKET HARBOROUGH,
LEICESTERSHIRE,
LE16 8AF

A pre 65 Trial was organised by the Taveners Section of the VMCC over both days of the event. Using Mallory’s off road courses, multiple sections were created to offer a great spectacle of pre65 mud plugging. The Taverners will again be organising the Trial at the 2007 event.

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GRASS TRACK

Entry Secretary:
Trevor Hopkins,
2 THE WILLOWS,
DAVENTRY,
NORTHANTS,
NN1 OPY

A competitive Grass Track was run on Sunday 9th July a challenging sloping course in the outfield area next to the start finish straight. The event was organised by the Grass Track section of the VMCC who will again be putting on a similar spectacle at the 2007 event.

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SPRINT DEMONSTRATION

Entry Secretary:
Juan Manzano,
31 TURNERS AVE,
TENTERDEN,
KENT,
TN30 6QL,
juanvmcc@btinternet.com

A demonstration of straight line sprinting was expertly displayed by The VMCCs Sprint Section. Taking place during Lunchtime on Mallory Parks start/finish straight.

Machines of all ages thrilled the crowds. The Sprint event will take place again in 2007 on Sunday 15th July, again hosted by The Clubs Sprint Section.

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PAST MASTERS PARADE

 VMCC FESTIVAL OF 1000 BIKES 2006 PAST MASTERS
 NAME   MACHINE RIDING NUMBER
 TITCH ALLEN MANX NORTON OUTFIT TA
 STEVE ALLEN TITCH ALLEN VELOCETTE KSS 2 (COURTESY IVAN RHODES)
 HUGH ANDERSON MANX NORTON 350 21
 MARK ANDERSON MANX NORTON 250 250
 ALAN ASHLEY 350 HONDA 56
 ALAN BELL VELOCETTE 500 54
 GEOFF BLOOR VELOCETTE KTT 59
 JOHN COOPER SEELEY G50 JC
 JOHN CROCKFORD NORTON ‘OLD MIRACLE’ N/A (COURTESY OF NMM BEAULIEU)
 JOHN DAVIES G50 OUTFIT 78
 MIKE DUNN 250 GREEVES 19
 DOUG ELLIS 250 NEW IMPERIAL 25
 MICK ELSTONE AJS 7R 35
 DES EVANS VINCENT GREY FLASH 70
 MAURICE EVANS HONDA 250 RC 161 26
 REG EVERETT YAMAHA 250 TD1 B 13
 HOWARD GERMAN TOMKINSON VELOCETTE 1
 TONY GODFREY WALKER RUDGE 500 57 (COURTESY OF NMM BEAULIEU)
 BRIAN HEAP BMW RENNSPORT REPLICA 24
 KEITH HECKLES NORTON 25
 MARTIN HECKSCHER VELOCETTE KTT 44
 MICK HEMMINGS TAIT TRIUMPH 9
    MCINTYRE MATCHLESS 8
 JAMES HEWING VMCC 1936 250 RUDGE 49
 OLLIE HOWE NORTON 0
 JOHN HURLESTONE TRIUMPH GP 500 33
 ANTHONY HURST HONDA 350 7
 GRAHAM HURST G50 MATHCLESS 6
 IAN KERR SANBY COMMANDO 69 (COURTESY LONDON M/C MUSEUM)
 BILL KIRKWOOD EX SHEENE TR 500 SUZUKI 7
 PIERO LAVERDA LAVERDA FORMULA 500 PL
 ROB MALTBY YAMAHA TZ 250 22
 PETER MARRIOTT 250 CTS RUDGE 42
 ROGER MARSHALL WORKS HONDA 500 RM (COURTESY OF BERNARD SAUNDERS)
 DAVE MCMAHON RUDGE 500 18
 JOHN MCMAHON RUDGE 250 19
 SAMMY MILLER GILERA 500 5 (COURTESY SAMMY MILLER MUSEUM)
    VERDEL 5 CYLINDER 5
    AJS ‘PORCUPINE’ 5
 PETER NEWMAN AERMACCHI 350 97
 FRANK PERRIS YAMAHA 250 V4 F
 JOHN PITT EX BILL IVY 125 HONDA 27
 DEREK PLUMMER BMW 900CC OUTFIT TBA
 JOHN RAYBOULD DUCATI 750 19
 GRAHAME RHODES VELOCETTE ‘ROARER’ 3
 IVAN

RHODES COLLECTION

VELOCETTE KTT 21
 

 

VELOCETTE 500 (DOG KENNEL) 8
 

 

VELOCETTE 500 (STANLEY WOODS) 73
 

 

VELOCETTE MK8 41
 DEREK RUMBLE RUMBLE BSA OUTFIT 72
 IAN SIMPSON DUCKHAMS ROTARY NORTON 25 (COURTESY OF NMM BIRMINGHAM)
 STEVE SPRAY JPS ROTARY NORTON 20 (COURTESY OF NMM BIRMINGHAM)
 KEN SPRAYSON ROYAL ENFIELD GP5 531
 NIGEL STONE CR93 HONDA 14
 RICHARD TRACY MZ GP 250 29
 CHRIS VINCENT URS OUTFIT 4
 KEITH WAKELIN NEW IMPERIAL 250 18
 MALC WHEELER HAILWOOD HONDA 4 10 (COURTESY OF NMM BEAULIEU)
 NORMAN WHITE MONOCOQUE NORTON TBC (COURTESY OF NMM BIRMINGHAM)
 ALAN WHITEHEAD BROUGH SUPERIOR N/A
 JAMIE WHITHAM EX MICK GRANT KAWASAKI 500 10 (COURTESY OF NMM BEAULIEU)
 CHARLIE WILLIAMS MAXTON CW

Titch Allen and passenger Paul Norman on parade lap of Mallory
(with round UK relay rally baton attached to outfit)

Titch & Paul safely back in the paddock

Steve Spray in the Past masters “Parade” on his championship winning JPS Rotary Norton
 

Piero Laverda on a Laverda Formula 500

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TRACK SESSIONS

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AVENUE OF CLUBS

  • AJS & Matchless Owners Club
  • AMC Hybrids Association
  • Antique Motorcycle Club of America
  • Berkeley Enthusiasts Club
  • British Motorcycle Charitable Trust
  • British Motorcycle Federation
  • Caiman Club (France)
  • CBX Riders Motorcycle Club
  • Cheshire & North Wales Section of the VMCC
  • Classic Motorcycle Enthusiasts
  • Classic 50 Racing Club
  • Cornwall Section of the VMCC
  • Cycle motor Section of the VMCC
  • Excelsior Talisman Enthusiasts Club
  • Frome Classic Club
  • Gold Star Owners Club
  • Greeves Riders Association
  • Harley Davidson Riders Club of Great Britain
  • Hedingham Side Car Owners Club
  • Hesketh Owners Club
  • Historic Police Motorcycle Group
  • International Laverda Owners Club
  • Ironmasters Section of VMCC
  • Italian Motorcycle Owners Club (GB)
  • Kawasaki Z1 Owners Club
  • London Douglas Motor Cycle Club
  • Moto Guzzi Club of Great Britain
  • Moto Morini Riders Club
  • MZ Riders Club
  • National Autocycle & Cyclemotor Club
  • New Imperial Owners Association
  • Northampton Section of the VMCC
  • North West Section of the VMCC
  • Norton Owners Club
  • Rally Safety 7 and Early Reliant Owners Club
  • Rudge Enthusiasts Club
  • Scott Owners Club
  • Scuderia Di Trattori E Stalloni Club (Italy)
  • Sheffield & South Lincs Section of VMCC
  • South Lincs & Peterborough Section of the VMCC
  • Stonehenge Section of the VMCC
  • Sunbeam Owners Fellowship
  • Suzuki Kettle Club
  • Suzuki Owners Club
  • Tamworth & District Classic Motor Cycle Club
  • Taverners Section of the VMCC
  • Velocette Owners Club
  • Vincent HRD Owners Club
  • Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club
  • West Wiltshire Section Of VMCC

STATIC DISPLAY

WHAT THE PUBLIC SAID

The following are just a few extracts from the dozens of emails and letters received by the VMCC HQ within days of the event.

"Thanks for a great day at Mallory last week, please send me a membership application form as I would like to join the VMCC."  - Mel Stork, Leicester

...Brilliant event - Can we do it again please!..." - Chris Illman, Sprint Section

"...For me and for my UK Club Members this was a very nice and positive week-end, with the great opportunity for me to ride an 'Orange Bike' in on of the most famous UK Circuits.  From our side we will do our best to be present again next year with our racers and works bikes." - Piero Laverda

"We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our day at the '1000 bikes'.  The whole evnt was wonderfully managed and was a credit to all involved...." - Hazel and Geoff

"...My friends and I had a great time.  It appeared to us to be well organised and we got excellent value for our money..." - Graham, Tony, Jane and Maggie

"Congratulations on a superb event.  Had a really enjoyable week-end.  WELL DONE!" - John Oborn, Isle of White

"...I think the Festival was great, I liked the variety of static displays you had inside and outside the paddock, on top of that there was a lot of action going on with the trials, grass speedway, the on-track parades and sprints.  Marvellous stuff, well done..." - Simon Wilkinson-Blak, CEO of the BMF

"Could I congratulate the team that planned the Diamond Jubilee Festival at Mallory Park for putting together a superb week-end of action and entertainment.  The management was slick, the organisation faultless and as relaxed and friendly as a good holiday.... Can we do it again soon!." - Frank Allinson

"Firstly an enormous thank you from both myself and my father to you and all your staff and the organising committee for such a wonderful event.  I am sure there must have been crises throughout the week-end but certainly from everything I saw it was an extremely well organised and well run event that ran like clockwork....
On a personal note than you for the opportunity for my father to have, what may well prove to be his last ride, I am indebted to you and Paul for making this happen, he thoroughly enjoyed himself and felt and looked 20 years younger, met countless people he had not seen for years and went home as excited a s schoolboy with his first pushbike...."
- Steve Allen, son of the Founder

"The Festival weekend was absolutely brilliant, thanks very much for all your hard work, it has paid off.  It was a wonderful occasion, I was only able to ride on Saturday but what an experience." - Charles Parker, Burton upon Trent

"I think I can say that I had one of the best days of my life on Saturday thrashing my homebuilt 195cc Gillette around Mallory, despite destroying my gearbox in my second outing and being forced to miss Sunday ride I still feel like I am up in the clouds a day later!1 It was Fantastic!!!!..." - Geoff Bouchard, Leicester

"Just to say thanks for the invitation to Mallory, fantastic to ride the old circuit, I had forgotten how fast the Devil's Elbow used to be!..." - Mike Hemmings, Northampton

"...We thoroughly enjoyed it and basked in the visibility it gave our bikes as they showed the world how well the perform on the track.  With our club marquee on the 'Avenue of Clubs' we engaged with many passers by who asked the usual questions about reliability , gearbox troubles and availability of spares.  This was a fine opportunity to set the record straight and promote the Hesketh as a classic which is a pleasure to own and ride..." - David Sharp, Hesketh Owners Club

"What a lovely event!  It was a pleasure to see so many people enjoying their own and other people's bikes in such a good location.... " - Andy Bufton, Matchless Management Services

"Just got back from Mallory and wanted to thank everyone for a brilliant week-end.  Camping was ace, water, toilets, lighting, food, all well organised.... " Yvonne

 

WALL OF DEATH

 

 


 

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TRACY MZ GP 250 29
 CHRIS VINCENT URS OUTFIT 4
 KEITH WAKELIN NEW IMPERIAL 250 18
 MALC WHEELER HAILWOOD HONDA 4 10 (COURTESY OF NMM BEAULIEU)
 NORMAN WHITE MONOCOQUE NORTON TBC (COURTESY OF NMM BIRMINGHAM)
 ALAN WHITEHEAD BROUGH SUPERIOR N/A
 JAMIE WHITHAM EX MICK GRANT KAWASAKI 500 10 (COURTESY OF NMM BEAULIEU)
 CHARLIE WILLIAMS MAXTON CW

Titch Allen and passenger Paul Norman on parade lap of Mallory
(with round UK relay rally baton attached to outfit)

Titch & Paul safely back in the paddock

Steve Spray in the Past masters “Parade” on his championship winning JPS Rotary Norton
 

Piero Laverda on a Laverda Formula 500

More Pictures - Click Here

TRACK SESSIONS

More Pictures - Click Here

AVENUE OF CLUBS

  • AJS & Matchless Owners Club
  • AMC Hybrids Association
  • Antique Motorcycle Club of America
  • Berkeley Enthusiasts Club
  • British Motorcycle Charitable Trust
  • British Motorcycle Federation
  • Caiman Club (France)
  • CBX Riders Motorcycle Club
  • Cheshire & North Wales Section of the VMCC
  • Classic Motorcycle Enthusiasts
  • Classic 50 Racing Club
  • Cornwall Section of the VMCC
  • Cycle motor Section of the VMCC
  • Excelsior Talisman Enthusiasts Club
  • Frome Classic Club
  • Gold Star Owners Club
  • Greeves Riders Association
  • Harley Davidson Riders Club of Great Britain
  • Hedingham Side Car Owners Club
  • Hesketh Owners Club
  • Historic Police Motorcycle Group
  • International Laverda Owners Club
  • Ironmasters Section of VMCC
  • Italian Motorcycle Owners Club (GB)
  • Kawasaki Z1 Owners Club
  • London Douglas Motor Cycle Club
  • Moto Guzzi Club of Great Britain
  • Moto Morini Riders Club
  • MZ Riders Club
  • National Autocycle & Cyclemotor Club
  • New Imperial Owners Association
  • Northampton Section of the VMCC
  • North West Section of the VMCC
  • Norton Owners Club
  • Rally Safety 7 and Early Reliant Owners Club
  • Rudge Enthusiasts Club
  • Scott Owners Club
  • Scuderia Di Trattori E Stalloni Club (Italy)
  • Sheffield & South Lincs Section of VMCC
  • South Lincs & Peterborough Section of the VMCC
  • Stonehenge Section of the VMCC
  • Sunbeam Owners Fellowship
  • Suzuki Kettle Club
  • Suzuki Owners Club
  • Tamworth & District Classic Motor Cycle Club
  • Taverners Section of the VMCC
  • Velocette Owners Club
  • Vincent HRD Owners Club
  • Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club
  • West Wiltshire Section Of VMCC

STATIC DISPLAY

WHAT THE PUBLIC SAID

The following are just a few extracts from the dozens of emails and letters received by the VMCC HQ within days of the event.

"Thanks for a great day at Mallory last week, please send me a membership application form as I would like to join the VMCC."  - Mel Stork, Leicester

...Brilliant event - Can we do it again please!..." - Chris Illman, Sprint Section

"...For me and for my UK Club Members this was a very nice and positive week-end, with the great opportunity for me to ride an 'Orange Bike' in on of the most famous UK Circuits.  From our side we will do our best to be present again next year with our racers and works bikes." - Piero Laverda

"We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our day at the '1000 bikes'.  The whole evnt was wonderfully managed and was a credit to all involved...." - Hazel and Geoff

"...My friends and I had a great time.  It appeared to us to be well organised and we got excellent value for our money..." - Graham, Tony, Jane and Maggie

"Congratulations on a superb event.  Had a really enjoyable week-end.  WELL DONE!" - John Oborn, Isle of White

"...I think the Festival was great, I liked the variety of static displays you had inside and outside the paddock, on top of that there was a lot of action going on with the trials, grass speedway, the on-track parades and sprints.  Marvellous stuff, well done..." - Simon Wilkinson-Blak, CEO of the BMF

"Could I congratulate the team that planned the Diamond Jubilee Festival at Mallory Park for putting together a superb week-end of action and entertainment.  The management was slick, the organisation faultless and as relaxed and friendly as a good holiday.... Can we do it again soon!." - Frank Allinson

"Firstly an enormous thank you from both myself and my father to you and all your staff and the organising committee for such a wonderful event.  I am sure there must have been crises throughout the week-end but certainly from everything I saw it was an extremely well organised and well run event that ran like clockwork....
On a personal note than you for the opportunity for my father to have, what may well prove to be his last ride, I am indebted to you and Paul for making this happen, he thoroughly enjoyed himself and felt and looked 20 years younger, met countless people he had not seen for years and went home as excited a s schoolboy with his first pushbike...."
- Steve Allen, son of the Founder

"The Festival weekend was absolutely brilliant, thanks very much for all your hard work, it has paid off.  It was a wonderful occasion, I was only able to ride on Saturday but what an experience." - Charles Parker, Burton upon Trent

"I think I can say that I had one of the best days of my life on Saturday thrashing my homebuilt 195cc Gillette around Mallory, despite destroying my gearbox in my second outing and being forced to miss Sunday ride I still feel like I am up in the clouds a day later!1 It was Fantastic!!!!..." - Geoff Bouchard, Leicester

"Just to say thanks for the invitation to Mallory, fantastic to ride the old circuit, I had forgotten how fast the Devil's Elbow used to be!..." - Mike Hemmings, Northampton

"...We thoroughly enjoyed it and basked in the visibility it gave our bikes as they showed the world how well the perform on the track.  With our club marquee on the 'Avenue of Clubs' we engaged with many passers by who asked the usual questions about reliability , gearbox troubles and availability of spares.  This was a fine opportunity to set the record straight and promote the Hesketh as a classic which is a pleasure to own and ride..." - David Sharp, Hesketh Owners Club

"What a lovely event!  It was a pleasure to see so many people enjoying their own and other people's bikes in such a good location.... " - Andy Bufton, Matchless Management Services

"Just got back from Mallory and wanted to thank everyone for a brilliant week-end.  Camping was ace, water, toilets, lighting, food, all well organised.... " Yvonne  

WALL OF DEATH

 

 


 

Photograph