2010 Event Report

Trials | Grass Track | Sprint Demonstration | Track Sessions
Past Masters Parade | Avenue of Clubs | Static Display
Auto Jumble | Trade Stands | Camping & Accommodation | Entertainment | Raffle
Mallory Park Map

The best ‘Mallory’ yet! The stars, the participants and the weather all combined to give the record crowds a weekend to remember. The VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes is now an accepted and an essential fixture on the motorcyclist’s calendar. We now talk of “Mallory” or “1000 Bikes” and every motorcyclist knows what you mean. This opportunity for the owners of both road and track machines to experience riding on a genuine race circuit at their own pace and in the company of like-minded enthusiasts is so attractive that the event was over-subscribed yet again.
 
But it’s more than that. It is now one of those occasions where you are likely to meet everyone you ever knew in your world of motorcycling. Where you see the famous in informal and accessible situations and where you make new acquaintances, see unique and/or rare machines, where you learn more about motorcycle history and technology and where you are able to savour the sights, the sounds and the aromas of machines of a bygone age.
 
Whilst the key attractions are out on the track, the exponents of Vintage Grass-track and the more relaxed devotees of the “Pre-1965 Trials” put on demonstrations of their activities in the out-field areas and the VMCC Sprint section staged dramatic demonstrations of their skills to a vast and appreciative crowd on the track at Sunday Lunch time.
 
Sunday afternoon saw the ‘Past Masters’ led by Freddie Spencer on his Honda RS500 and Carl Fogarty MBE on his Ducati 996 showing us the skills, the style and the panache that made them so successful. The wide variety of machines and their ability to move fast and furiously was a great delight to the many spectators who thronged the circuit on the Sunday afternoon, many of whom joined long queues in the race paddock to add new autographs to their collections.
 
The weather stayed warm and dry for the whole of the weekend, which encouraged exploring the road and the race paddocks for interesting and unusual machines and for visiting the ‘Avenue of Clubs’ where it was possible to learn more about some of the (over 50) one-make club’s in attendance.  
 
Whilst everything seemed to run on well-oiled wheels, a big vote of thanks must go to all of those volunteer marshals who worked long and hard before, during and after the event to make sure that it did! No specific names, because the contributions of everyone involved all combined together to make the 2010 Festival a weekend to remember.


VMCC CEO with Freddie Spencer before his parade session

The VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes gives 3 awards every year for best post war machine, best Pre war machine and best Club stand from within the massive 50 strong Ave of Clubs.

The 2010 awards were as follows-

The Classic Racer
award for the best club stand was presented to Bryan Reynolds of the Rudge Enthusiasts Club.


David Peters received the Old Bike Mart trophy for the best post-war machine for his 1979 Honda CBX1000Z 


The Classic Motorcycle trophy for the best pre-war machine went to Beverley Whale for her 1935 Excelsior Manxman.

Want to know more?

More fantastic images of the event are available on request from VMCC HQ.

You can now enter for this event online using the 2011 Entry Form and Guidance Notes ..


 

The “1000 bikes” weekend offers EVERY lover of old motorcycles the opportunity to participate at some level- and if not participating, there is something to appeal to the broadest range of “classic tastes”. That’s why the VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes is supported by some of the biggest names in the old bike movement including Footman James Insurance Brokers, Bonhams Auctioneers, Mortons Motorcycle Media, the National Motorcycle Museum, Norton Motorcycles UK as well as Eriks UK.
The Vintage Motor Cycle Club Limited
Allen House
Wetmore Road
Burton Upon Trent
Staffordshire DE14 1TR, UK
Telephone +44 (0)1283 540557
Fax: +44 (0)1283 510547
Email: hq@vmcc.net
Event Details

TRACK SESSIONS

Track sessions in which YOU can ride your own solo or race outfit will take place over both days of the event. Machines will be grouped according to type with Road Machine Sessions on Saturday 10th and Race Machine session on Sunday 11th July only.

With prices starting at just £32.00 for the first track session (£22.00 each for further sessions) this event is incredible value as that allows both you and a friend into the whole weekend’s event.

ALL TRACK SESSION ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED

WHY NOT COME AS A SPECTATOR

CALL THE MALLORY PARK SPECTATOR TICKET HOTLINE ON 01455 842931 OR WWW.MALLORYPARK.CO.UK

THE VINTAGE MOTOR CYCLE CLUB FESTIVAL OF 1000 BIKES TRIALS

Saturday 10/07/2010-11.00am-3.30pm (See event map for location).
ACU Permit No. CT/13745

The Taverners have been putting on Vintage Trials in the Leicestershire area for many years from the time when Vintage (as in Pre 1930 machines including “flat tankers”) were used. More “modern” machines became eligible as the VMCC’s 25 year eligibility rule moved on with a colonial class for (virtually) Road Machines which ran for a time alongside the Trials Bikes on a modified course. When the 25 year rule reached 1957 it was decided to keep this as a cut off date for eligibility, with machines up to 1965 invited as “guests”. We aim to try to encourage the continued use of the girder/rigid and tele/rigid with lesser entry fees and courses not so demanding as most Trials.

We run a winter series October to April of 7 Trials at various venues around Leicestershire many on old disused railway sites. These courses feature not many rocks or too many death defying sections with the aim of encouraging older machines to be brought along. We have entries from riders past three score years and ten, alongside youngsters from 10 years upward. It’s often a family affair with many Fathers, Sons & Granddads taking part plus our very good young lady rider. Machinery taking part is very varied from 600cc Levis to all sorts of smelly Two Strokes, (hopefully they will graduate to a nice four stroke), with AJ’S, Bullets, Beezers, Fanny Barnetts, Trophy’s, James’, Ariels etc.

In June every year we also run a non competitive trial for any age of machine to encourage anybody to “come and have a go”.

Make sure you come and see us making the best use of our “mud pluggers” on the Saturday of the Festival weekend in the wooded area adjacent to “Gerards” Bend.

For more details of the Taverners Trials activities contact Roger Monk on (01509) 412662.

FESTIVAL OF 1000 BIKES TRIALS - PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST

No

Name

Year

Capacity

Machine

Class

1

Robby Stone

1939

500

BSA M24

A

2

Kevin Coxon

1947

350

AJS Rigid

B1

3

Mike Nicholson

1947

350

Matchless

B1

4

Ben Measures

1948

350

Ariel

B1

5

Sarah Measures

1956

197

Francis Barnett

C

6

Stuart Measures

1955

350

Royal Enfield

B2

7

Gerard Fitz-James

1951

350

Royal Enfield

B2

8

Martyn Calcott

1953

197

James J9

C

9

Barrie Rodgers

1954

346

Royal Enfield

B2

10

Andrew Demott

1955

350

Royal Enfield

B2

11

Mick Fern

1956

197

Greeves

C

12

Aron Taylor

1956

350

Royal Enfield

B2

13

Trevor Taylor

1956

350

Royal Enfield

B2

14

Roger Monk

1956

199

Triumph

B1

15

Roger Taplin

1958

250

Greeves

G

16

Chris Mills

1960

200

Tiger Cub

G

17

Ralph Taylor

1961

250

BSA

G

18

Peter Guslov

1962

250

Greeves Scottish

G

19

A Owens

1963

199

Triumph Cub

G

20

Rod Phillips

1964

250

Greeves

G

21

Andrew Dixon

1964

350

BSA B40

G

22

Michael Legg

1964

199

Triumph

G

23

Chris Dawkins

1964

200

Triumph Tiger Cub

G

24

Werner Eckel

1938

250

Japette

A

25

Martin Hazlewood

1955

197

James

C

26

Michael Baverstock

1958

350

Royal Enfield

G

27

David Hird

1953

350

Royal Enfield

B2

28

Simon Fredon

1956

197

Greeves

C

29

David Irish

1956

350

Royal Enfield

B2

30

Mick Armson

1954

349

Royal Enfield

B2

31

Patrick Jeal

1962

250

Greeves

G

We hope to see a good range of interesting machines (and riders) over the weekend and hope to provide a good demonstration of our sport in a safe and enjoyable environment for all.

ALL RIDERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR HELMETS
For more details and an entry form please contact-

Festival of 1000 Bikes Trial 
VMCC HQ
Allen House
Wetmore Road
Burton upon Trent
Staffs
DE14 1TR

Observers please contact- Mr Roger Monk Tel:(01509) 412662





GRASS TRACK

Sunday 11/07/2010 - 10.30am-3.30pm (See event map for location).
ACU Permit No. 28763

The Grasstrack will be held on Sunday 11th July 2010 on the same course as in 2009 which is situated just outside the pay-line near the “Lodge Gates D” (see map for details ).

Grasstrack - the “Grass Roots” of motorcycle sport, it’s not just a pun, many clubmen and international stars alike started with Grasstrack as did some of our top venues, Mallory Park for example owes much to a Grasstrack heritage. The sport caters for all, a real mixing pot of characters and personalities, young, not so young, short, tall, male or female. Visit the Grasstrack and Speedway Sections Demonstration Grasstrack situated near “Lodge Gate D”, experience for yourself the unique atmosphere, the smell of Castrol ‘R’ mixed with methanol and freshly cut grass collectively known as ‘R’omatherapy, combine this with close exiting racing and the sound of an on song Rudge or JAP, soon you realise Grasstrack has something to make all your senses tingle. This pleasant cocktail can however drive some to want to have a go at Grasstrack themselves, you have been warned!

Organised by the Grass Track Section of The VMCC for more details and an entry form please contact the entries secretary enclosing an SAE to:-

Trevor Hopkins,
2 THE WILLOWS,
DAVENTRY,
NORTHANTS,
NN1 OPY



SPRINT DEMONSTRATION

Sunday 11/07/2010 - 12.40pm & 5.15pm (On the Start/Finish straight).
ACU Permit No. 29329

The Sprint Section brings you another great line-up of Machines from the world of Straight-Line Motorcycling to give you a taste of our Sport. Amongst them, will be some of the most Iconic Sprinters in History that took many Worlds’ and National Records in their heyday.

We are delighted that this year will see the return of Maurice Brierleys’ “Methamon” World Record Breaking Sidecar to the Track. After 45 years in hibernation, the Supercharged Vincent has been sympathetically rebuilt by members of the Sprint Section.

Also back by popular demand is another favourite, John Hobbs and the “Hobbit”. Add to that the Trike of Graham Sykes with a 4 Ltr “V8” and the 2010 Top Fuel Puma “Purple Princess” of Steve Carey and this year’s Exhibition promises to be one of the best yet!

Supporting the Star machines will be an equally mouth-watering line-up of Riders and Machines that will get the adrenaline flowing. Don’t forget to visit our Marquee in the Race Paddock to get a close-up view of all the machines.

Organised by The Sprint Section of the VMCC more details can be gained by contacting the Sprint Section or visit our dedicated website:- www.vmccsprint.co.uk

Sprint coordinator for 1000 Bikes – Chris Illman chris@illman.org

No. Rider Machine/Model Capacity Year
Solo’s
1 Bob Anderson JAP Replica “Sprinter” 998 1964
2 Derek Fox Norton-JAP "THOR"  998 1959
3 Phil Steele Mcoy Weslake "Rouge et Noir II" 748 1975/76
4 Dave Allman Greeves “Silverstone" 250 1965
5 Jack Graham Yamaha TZ 250 1975
6 Merv Evans Triumph RSM Supercharged 500 1959
7 Simon Rees Triumph "Danger Mouse" 750 1970
8 John Edward Young Tri-JAP 500 1936
9 David Hall Smith BSA D1/D5 Sprinter 182 1957
10 Howard Smith Yamaha Sprinter 100 1978
11 Brian Curtis Norton International 500 1935
12 Malcolm Herwin Douglas DT 500 1928
13 Nigel Fox Norton “Titch Allen/Wicksteed” 528 1947
14 Rhett Fisher Bultaco Pursang 370 1967
15 Christopher Fisher Douglas DT 600 1928
16 Andy Forward Triumph “Sprint Special” 500 1965
17 Ian Dentith Triumph Replica “Grand Prix” 500 1948
18 Len Wallbank Velocette KTT MK4 350 1932
19 John Brent Rudge “ Leigh Supercharged” 350 1935/65
20 Bob Horton Greeves “Oulton” 350 1968
21 Mark Illman Rudge “Leigh Special” 636 1930
22 James Robinson Norton-JAP "THOR"  998 1959
23 Graham Martin Vincent "Pegasus" 998 1953/85
24 Alan Tinnion Krauser “Frankies Monster” 500 1980
25 Mitchell Betts (Jnr) Honda RS 125 1982
26 Ron Phillips Suzuki GSXR 398 1988
27 Steve Vardy Kawasaki H2 750 1972
28 Mark Vardy Suzuki GSX 1500 1981
29 Tommy Standing Rudge Sprint Special 350 1931
Sidecars    
30 Ron Cheesman /Vincent Cheesman BSA 650 1965
31 Sheelagh Neal / David White Triumph Thunderbird 649 1952
32 Paul Standing / Tom Standing Formula 1 Asco Yamaha R1 1000 1995/04
33 John Renwick / Ballast Vincent 1665 1951
34 Trevor Duckworth / Ballast Yamaha TZ Cyclecar 350 1971
35 Tim Ball / TBC Titch Allen’s “Racing Norton”    
36 Dave Woodard / TBC REA Suzuki 1216 1989
Exhibition
37 John Hobbs Weslake "The Hobbit" 1700 1974
38 Steve Carey PBA Puma "Purple Princess" 1326 2002/10
39 Chris Illman / Colin Jeffries Vincent "Methamon" 1148 1961
40 Graham Sykes / Ballast Syko Dragbike “V8” 4080 1991

HISTORIC SPRINT MACHINE DISPLAY (Saturday & Sunday)

For 2010 we will be having a large marquee where many of the machines appearing in the demonstration will be on display as well as some historic machines from the past to represent the high points in Sprinting History. Once again our thanks go to the many owners of these rare machines for allowing you such close contact with the exhibits.

The display Marquee will be located in the Race Paddock & particular thanks go to the National Motorcycle Museum who have given us such tremendous support during the last two years at Mallory with the loan of exhibits.

Riders in the sprint demo are mounted on a cross section of machines from the Vintage era, through to Modern Rocket Ships. Few remain as the maker intended, having been either much modified or tuned (usually both!) They have been selected to represent a typical Sprint Meeting that could have taken place on any Sunday during the last 60 years and to give an idea of the sort of machines that form the backbone of Sprinting.





2010 PAST MASTERS

PAST MASTERS TRACK SESSION TIMETABLE SUNDAY 11/07/2010 - 1.25PM - 2.30PM

SESSION 1 ON TRACK 1.25PM
Older/Smaller machines including the special Brooklands feature showcasing 20 machines used in competition at Brooklands in the years before the War.
SESSION 2 ON TRACK 1.35PM
Honda RC163 or replica four cylinder machines (plus some other 2 & 4 stroke race machines of the same period including Jim Redman MBE) also featuring Niall Mackenzie & Donnie McLeod on the works Armstrongs. What an aural treat - not to be missed!
SESSION 3 ON TRACK 1.50PM
Norton Rotary race machines. Genuine ex works Rotary Race bikes piloted by their original works riders. One of the most popular feature’s of the event courtesy of the National Motorcycle Museum and with the technical assistance of Mr Brian Crighton.
SESSION 4 ON TRACK 2.05PM
Carl Fogarty. Four times World Superbike Champ Carl Fogarty on track riding a replica of his 1995 Championship Ducati
SESSION 5 ON TRACK 2.10PM
Freddie Spencer. Returning to ride at Mallory Park for the first time in nearly 30 years multiple world champ fast Freddie will be aboard a works Honda NS500
SESSION 6 ON TRACK 2.15PM
The big/faster stuff! Freddie & Foggy will be joined on track by the likes of Mick Grant, Sammy Miller OBE, Niall Mackenzie, Stan Woods, Nick Jefferies and Maria Costello MBE amongst many others.
You will find the list of Past Masters below but please note that due to space restrictions in the programme this list does not include all the riders that will be taking part in Session 1 (Brooklands), Session 2 (Honda RC163’s) or certain other sessions.

FAST FREDDIE BACK AT MALLORY PARK!
The VMCC is proud to announce some very exciting news concerning this year’s event which will be held at Mallory Park on 9/10/11 July 2010.

None other than Multiple GP World Champion “Fast” Freddie Spencer will be riding a works Honda NS500 in our “Past Masters” track feature on Sunday 11th July. Also courtesy of the National Motorcycle Museum four of the Original Norton Rotary Race Machines will be out on track with the original riders on board including Steve Spray & Trevor Nation..

Fast Freddie will join with a whole host of famous names on track for the Stars Parade which forms the highlight of the Festival & offers the chance to see the greatest line up of Past Masters in Europe.

Look out for the full list of riders which will posted below during late Feb/early March.
 

NAME   MACHINE NUMBER SESSION
FREDDIE SPENCER HONDA NS500 FS 5 & 6
CARL FOGARTY MBE DUCATI 996 1 4 & 6
 
ALTO PERFORMANCE TEAM
PHIL READ JNR ALTO VYRUS DUCATI 5 6
PETE WHITELEGG CAGIVA RAPTOR CR02 20 6
 
STEVE ALLEN TITCH ALLEN
REX ACME
2 1
DAVID BEDLINGTON MV AUGUSTA 500 963 6
GEOFF BLOOR VELOCETTE KTT 59 1
RON CHANDLER WORKS BSA ROCKET 3 RC 6
JOHN COOPER WORKS BSA ROCKET 3 JC 6
LES CROSS MV AUGUSTA 500 622 6
JOHN DAVIES MAGNI MOTO GUZZI 11 6
LLOYD DICKINSON TRIUMPH 750 111 6
MIKE DUNN GREEVES SILVERSTONE 14 2
DES EVANS VINCENT GREY FLASH 25 1
REG EVERETT YAMAHA TD1A 180 2
BILL DAWSON VELOCETTE "COVEL" 200 1
GRAHAM HARDY(AS FORMBY) SHUTTLEWORTH SNAP GF 1
MICK HEMMINGS TAIT 500 GP TRIUMPH 9 1
DOUG IBBERSON HONDA RS500 12 6
ROB MALTBY YAMAHA TZ 250 22 2
COLIN SEELEY VELOCETTE 350 CS 1
ADRIAN SELLERS NORTON MANX 500 7 1
PHILIP SHARPE BAILEY RUDGE 250 VMCC 1
BILL SIMPSON YAMAHA TZ750 27 6
KEN SPRAYSON ROYAL ENFIELD GP5 4 1
MIKE WEST DUCATI 999R 791 6
MALC WHEELER DUCATI TT2 13 6
    HONDA RC163 (PHIL MORRIS) MW 2
CHARLIE WILLIAMS MAXTON TZ385 CW 2
STAN WOODS SUZUKI RG500 4 6
 
CB RACING
JIM REDMAN MBE HONDA CR750 JR 2
 
DARVILL RACING
PETER NEWMAN AERMACCHI 344 23 2
 
SAMMY MILLER MUSEUM
SAMMY MILLER MBE GILERA 500 1 6
    DKW 350 9 1
    HONDA RC181 5 2
 
NATIONAL M/C MUSEUM
LEE DICKINSON NORTON NRV588 ROTARY 41 3
TREVOR NATION JPS NORTON RCW ROTARY 5 3
STEVE SPRAY JPS NORTON RCW ROTARY 20 3
IAN SIMPSON DUCKHAMS QXR NORTON ROTARY 25 3
TERRY RYMER DUCKHAMS QXR NORTON ROTARY 30 3
WESLEY WALL TRIUMPH GP 500 24 1
 
PHIL MORRIS RACING
NICK JEFFRIES SUZUKI GSXR1000
(DAVID JEFFRIES)
DJ 6
    YAMAHA 250 V4 NJ 2
TONY RUTTER DUCATI 750 F2 4 6
CHRIS VINCENT HONDA RC163 CV 6
 
RAVE MOTORSPORT
DONNIE MC LEOD ARMSTRONG 250 76 2
NIALL MACKENZIE ARMSTRONG 250 77 2
RICHARD TRACY YAMAHA TZ250A (KENNY ROBERTS) K1 2
 
RHODES COLLECTION
IVAN RHODES MELLORS 1939 VELOCETTE  WORKS 500 71 1
GRAHAM RHODES VELOCETTE ‘ROARER’ 3 1
HOWARD GERMAN WOODS 1937 VELOCETTE WORKS 500 41 1
SAM RHODES TOMKINSON 1928 VELOCETTE KTT 400 83 1
JOHN KIDSON VELOCETTE DOG KENNEL 500 8 1
 
TST RACING
MICK GRANT GRANT/SHEEN RG500 10 6
TONY SALT YAMAHA TZ750 69 6
 
STEVE WHEATMAN
MARIA COSTELLO MBE SUZUKI XR45 MC 6
BRY BAYES SUZUKI RG500 BB 6
 

FREDDIE SPENCER & CARL FOGARTY OFFICIAL SIGNING & APPEARANCE TIMES

 

Saturday

-

3.30 pm VMCC Stand in Trade area of Race Paddock FREDDIE SPENCER

Saturday

-

6.30pm VMCC Entertainment Marquee in Race Paddock (Stars on Stage -

FREDDIE SPENCER, CARL FOGARTY, JIM REDMAN plus Others ).

Sunday

-

10.00 am VMCC Stand in Trade area of Race Paddock. FREDDIE SPENCER

Sunday

-

10.30am VMCC Stand in Trade area of Race Paddock. CARL FOGARTY

Sunday

-

1.30pm On Track (Past Masters Track Session) All the star riders including

FREDDIE SPENCER & CARL FOGARTY

Sunday

-

2.30pm VMCC Stand in Trade area of Race Paddock. CARL FOGARTY

Sunday

-

3.00 pm VMCC Stand in Trade area of Race Paddock. FREDDIE SPENCER

HONDA RC163 STATIC START UP TIME - SUNDAY 11.00AM
A number of the Honda RC163 machines that will be taking part in Sunday’s special session will be fired up on the Phil Morris Racing stand in the Past Masters area at the time specified above.)

Special thanks to:
The National Motorcycle Museum (Birmingham), Norton Motorcycles, The Sammy Miller Museum, Mr Martin Jones, Brooklands Museum Volunteers, Mr Tony Salt (TST Tyres), Mr Ivan Rhodes, Alto Performance, Mr Steve Wheatman, Mr Brian Crighton, Mike West Racing, Phil Morris Racing and all our Riders & Suppliers of machines for their generosity.













OTHER ATTRACTIONS

AVENUE OF CLUBS

With nearly 50 one make Clubs in displaying in the Avenue of Clubs in 2009 this was be a big hit with visitors to the event. Again in 2010 each Club will be displaying their Members machines as well as many of those same Members riding in the Track parades.

Clubs wishing to attend or wishing to have a special track session for their Members should contact VMCC HQ as soon as possible hq@vmcc.net

List of Clubs that have already confirmed their attendance in the Avenue of Clubs at the 2010 Festival of 1000 Bikes-

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AJS & Matchless Owners Club
Benelli Motobi Club GB
Best Feet Forward MCC
BMW Owners Club Vintage & Classic Register
The British Charitable Trust
British Motorcycle Federation (BMF)
British Motorcycle Preservation Society (N Wales)
BSA Bantam Club
BSA Owners Club
CBX Riders Motorcycle Club
Cyclemotor Section VMCC
Chiltern Section VMCC
Cotswold M/C and Threewheeler Club
Difazio Hub Steering MCC
Francis Barnett Owners Club
Harley Davidson Riders Club of Great Britain
Hesketh Owners Club
Honda CB1100R Owners Club International
Honda CBF Owners Club
Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists
Italian Motorcycle Owners Club GB
London Douglas MCC
MAG UK
Moto Guzzi Club of Great Britain
Moto Morini Riders Club MZ Riders Club
MZ Riders Club
National Autocycle & Cyclemotor Club
Northampton Section VMCC
North West Section VMCC
Norton Owners Club
Rudge Enthusiasts Club
Scott Owners Club
Sheffield & S Yorkshire Section VMCC
South Hants Section VMCC
Sunbeam MCC Ltd
Sunbeam Owners Fellowship
Surrey & Sussex Section VMCC
Tamworth & District Classic Motor Cycle Club
Triumph Owners MCC
Triumph Owners MCC (Meriden Branch)
Triumph Owners MCC (Derby)
Trident & Rocket 3 Owners Club
VJMC
West Wilts Section VMCC

AUTO JUMBLE/TRADE STANDS

Auto jumble
There will be a large Auto jumble held on both days of the 2010 event which will again be situated in the race paddock.

Each auto jumble stand measures 4M X 5M which can be booked by contacting VMCC HQ or e-mail events@vmcc.net

Trade Stands
The Trade Village will be located within the race paddock and will also feature stands from all the events partners including Footman James Insurance Brokers Ltd, Bonhams Auctioneers, Mortons Media, The National Motorcycle Museum & Norton Motorcycles.

Trade Stands can be booked by contacting Mrs Helen Lovell at Mallory Park on (01455) 842931 or e-mail helen@mallorypark.co.uk 

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CAMPING AND ACCOMMODATION

Great Camping facilities will be available at £15.00 per “unit” for the entire week-end, Fri-Sun inclusive. There is no need to pre book as your camping fees will be collected on the day of arrival.

SPECIAL VMCC/MARRIOTT HOTEL OFFER

If you require accommodation we have negotiated a special deal for you at the nearby 4 Star Leicester Marriott Hotel. This superbly appointed hotel is pleased to offer this special weekend rate in association with the Vintage Motor Cycle Club for this year’s event. Located less than 8 miles from Mallory Park this modern contemporary hotel with fantastic leisure facilities is the perfect base for the event.

Marriott/VMCC offer of £75 per double room, per night, bed and breakfast.

Book now, quoting "VMC" stating your date of arrival on (0116) 282 0100 Leicester Marriott Hotel. Grove park, Leicester, LE19 1SW

A further list of accommodation can be found on Mallory Parks own Website www.mallorypark.co.uk accommodation.

THE HAILWOOD SUITE/HOSPITALITY

VIP hospitality for Corporate guests, Sponsors and Past Masters will be provided in the Hailwood Suite on Sunday 11th July.

VMCC ENTERTAINMENT MARQUEE & BAR FEATURING THE CLASSIC RACER STAGE

Nothing upstages the Festival

It would be easy to get the impression that our European cousins invented classic track based events, with the likes of Coupes Moto Legend, but you would be wrong.
The original Festival of 1000 Bikes, which was launched here at Mallory Park, was the trend setter when it came to putting on a great weekend for owners and enthusiasts of classic and vintage machinery.
When the VMCC called time on the Festival of 1000 Bikes, after a last great hoorah at Brands Hatch, I along with thousands of other enthusiasts, were left with a big hole in their classic year.
But as we now know the Festival is back, and at its spiritual home, and is bigger and better than ever.
When I was asked if Classic Racer would sponsor the Legends Stage at this years event I had no hesitation in saying yes. In each issue of Classic Racer we feature legends from the great years of the sport and at the Festival you get to see the same guys on track, and on the Classic Racer stage hear their stories of heroic races run.
Enjoy your weekend at the Festival this year, I know I will.
Malc Wheeler - Editor, Classic Racer www.classicracer.com

ENTERTAINMENT MARQUEE TIMETABLE OF EVENTS

The VMCC entertainment marquee is truly the centre of the off track action during both evenings of the event. With 2 real ales from Tunnel Brewery (including the specially brewed VMCC FESTIVAL ALE!) to choose from the bar will be providing some high class refreshment over the 3 days of the event. Ales and Ciders include Tunnel Trade Winds Pale Ale (4.6 abv) Tunnel 1000 Bikes Special Ale (4.7 abv), John Smith’s Smooth, Carling, Guinness, Stowfords Press Cider plus a wide variety of bottled beverages. Don’t forget the marquee makes for a great place for viewing the track action on Stebbe straight with the bar opening at 11.00am on Sat & Sunday

On the evening of both Friday 9th & Saturday 10th there will be a live band as well as the brilliant George Formby lookalike (& his ukulele!) providing entertainment on The Classic Racer Magazine Stage within in the VMCC “Big Top” marquee until late in the evening. Also in this area on Saturday evening there will be a “Stars on Stage” feature with interviews with some of the past masters who will be riding on Sunday 11th.

Friday 6.30pm - Late
Come down and visit the VMCC Marquee and bar located within the race paddock. The bar will be open from 6.30pm on Friday 9th & throughout the weekend. See event map for opening times & entertainment listing.

THE CLASSIC RACER MAGAZINE STAGE
8.30pm - 9.15pm & 10.00pm - 11.00pm - Live Band on stage - CHASER

At This year’s Festival the VMCC is proud to present awesome rock classics cover band Chaser as our event “house band” who will appearing on both Friday & Saturday. Chaser’s roots were laid down some 10 years ago as a five piece called The Collective. Their reputation grew and grew and were soon playing a good spread of gigs. However 6 years ago a personnel and name change transformed the band into a 6 piece and Chaser was formed. The new line up added new dynamics to the band and now Chaser are one of Derby’s busiest cover bands and have performed at prestigious venues such as the Derby Assembly Rooms. The mix of music is designed to get you on your feet to songs you know and love. Great female tonal range and gritty male lead coupled with solid musicianship means there’s something there for everybody. The quality of their sound and performance has meant they have enjoyed many re-bookings. Chaser’s high energy performance will ensure a great night for you and your party. Their extensive set list covers a wide variety of artists such as Free, Blondie, Robert Palmer, Kaiser Chiefs, Rolling Stones, The Pretenders, Buzzcocks, Spencer Davis and many more!

Web address: www.chaser.uk.com Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chaser/6434461380

SATURDAY - 11.00am - Late
Real Ale Bar Open (excellent track viewing from the seated area overlooking Straight).

THE CLASSIC RACER MAGAZINE STAGE
6.30pm - 7.30pm - Stars On Stage.

Four decades of World champions - Freddie Spencer, Carl Fogarty MBE & Jim Redman MBE & others who are taking part in Sundays “Past Masters” Track display will be interviewed on stage in this brilliant feature that has the marquee busting at the seams.

8.30pm - 9.15pm & 10.15pm - 11.15pm - Live Band on Stage - CHASER
The fantastic “Chaser” back on stage for the second night playing all your favourite rock classics.

10.00pm Firework spectacular in conjunction with Norton Motorcycles.
SUNDAY - 11.00am - Event Close

Real Ale Bar Open (excellent track viewing from the seated area overlooking Stebbe Straight)

GENERAL TIMETABLE OF EVENTS

VMCC FESTIVAL OF 1000 BIKES 2010 GENERAL TIMETABLE OF EVENTS
(Note specific days, some attractions Fri, Sat or Sunday only, locations marked on event map)

TRACK SESSIONS - Sat 10th & Sunday 11th July 2010 9.00am - 5.45pm
Grouped according to type with Road Machine Sessions on Saturday 10th and Race Machine session on Sunday 11th July only. All track sessions are Pre-book only.

STATIC DISPLAY OF MACHINES - Sat 10th & Sunday 11th July 2010 9.00am - Event Close
The machines entered for both the Road & Race track sessions make an amazing static display when not out on the track. You can explore both the road & race machine paddocks & even mingle with the Star Riders & their machines in the Past Masters Garage Marquees as there is no restriction to any paddock access at the friendly Festival!

AUTO JUMBLE/TRADE STANDS/AVE OF CLUBS - Sat 10th & Sunday 11th July 2010 9.00am - Event Close
There will be an Auto jumble & trade area held on both days of the 2010 event which will again be situated in the race paddock. The Trade area will be located opposite the past masters garage marquees and will also feature stands from all the event’s partners including Footman James Insurance Brokers Ltd, Bonhams Auctioneers, Mortons Media, The National Motorcycle Museum & Norton Motorcycles.

PRE 65 TRIAL - Sat 10th July 2010 11.00am - 3.30pm
The Taverners section of the VMCC will again be organising a pre-65 Trial which will be taking place on Sat 10th July 2010 in the wooded area adjacent to Gerrards bend.

GRASS TRACK - Sun 11th July 2010 10.30am - 3.30pm
The Grasstrack will be held on Sunday 11th July 2010 on a much larger course than in 2009 but which is still situated just outside the pay-line near the “Lodge Gates D” (see map for details). Organised by the Grass Track Section of The VMCC

SPRINT DEMONSTRATION - Sun 11th July 2010 12.30pm - 1.25pm & 5.15pm - 6.00pm
The VMCC Sprint Section’s dedicated team of volunteers and their members will once again put on a Display of Alcohol Burning, Tyre Smoking and Ear Shattering action on the Mallory Start & Finish straight. They will have two sessions during the Sunday of 11th July.

HISTORIC SPRINT MACHINE DISPLAY (Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th July 2010 9.00am - CLOSE)
As in previous years there will be a large marquee where many of the machines appearing in the demonstration will be on display as well as some historic machines from the past to represent the high points in Sprinting History. The display Marquee will be located in the Race Paddock & particular thanks go to the National Motorcycle Museum who always give the Club such tremendous support.

PAST MASTERS TRACK EXTRAVAGANZA, FOUR DECADES OF WORLD CHAMPIONS! - Sunday 1.25pm - 2.30pm
An incredible line up of Past Masters and machines take to the track in a spine tingling display of sites and sounds. Including Multiple GP World Champion Freddie Spencer & Multiple World Champions Jim Redman MBE & Carl Fogarty MBE. Also appearing will be TT Winner Nick Jefferies on the late David Jefferies Suzuki GSXR100 in a tribute to his family’s TT superstar. Back again for 2010 is the hugely popular Honda 250/4s feature showcasing the sites & sounds! No less than 18 of these machines on track lead by Tommy Robb & Malc Wheeler. New to this year’s “Past Masters” will be a special feature showcasing machines from the famous Brookland’s circuit. Provided courtesy of the Brookland’s museum volunteer team nearly 20 machines featured will include record holders such as the Brough Superior “Works Scrapper”. During Saturday & Sunday come and see some of the incredible machines (& mingle with their star riders) such as Freddie Spencer’s, works Honda 500 GP bike plus the works machines supplied by The National Motorcycle Museum all displayed in the Past Masters section of the static display area within the race paddock.

AWARDS
During Sunday 11/07 the following prestigious awards will be presented directly to the winners and their machines with details being published in the VMCC Club Magazine and via Morton's Motorcycle Media Titles.

For Machines Ridden In Track Sessions -

  • Best Pre War Machine (Sponsored by The Classic Motorcycle)

  • Best Post War Machine (Sponsored by Old Bike Mart).

Other Categories

  • Best Club Stand (Sponsored by Classic Racer).

OTHER ATTRACTIONS
For Entertainment Marquee timetable, full listing of Past Masters appearance times and all other event services see their own specific section on this page.

DONT FORGET THAT ALL PADDOCKS ARE FREE AND ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE ATTENDING THE EVENT
Note - Past masters area will be closed to the public between 1.15pm - 2.30pm on Sunday 11/07 to allow for machine movement onto track

EVENT SERVICES

Catering - Lots of great catering facilities are valuable at the event included The famous Paddock Cafe as well as all the catering units which offer a wide variety of fare from baked potatoes to homemade curry! The Paddock Cafe will be serving its award winning breakfast up to 11.45am each day with lunch specials available from 12 midday. See event map for locations & opening times.
Fuel - Will be available during the times set out on the event map
Starter Service - Will be available on both Saturday & Sunday in the assembly areas for the “reluctant machines” courtesy of Hawksley Engineering Ltd.
Consumables & Spares - Will be available all weekend from the “Carrot Cycles” trade stand that will be located in the race paddock. As well as Lubricants, Cables, Chains, Batteries, Fuel Fittings & Ignition Parts they also bring along a good range of tools & equipment including a lathe to keep you out on track! Track Session event photographer - “Captured in Digital” are Mallory Parks new official track photographers & will be filming each entrant in every track session. Your souvenir photograph will be available to purchase at the event from their office located in the race paddock overlooking the start/finish straight. Photographs will also be available in the weeks following the event from “Captured in Digital” (01455) 841707 www.capturedindigital.co.uk
Fireworks - (Display Sat 10.00pm) Fireworks International Ltd., has a history of more than 25 years in the pyrotechnics field. Fireworks international can supply DIY fireworks for you to run your own event or a Professional Fired Display where you can sit back and enjoy the show. From Weddings & Private Parties to Pyro-Musicals & Live Concerts we can fire it all. For more information on Professional Displays look on the web site, phone Andy on (01332) 853953 or email at andy@fireworksinternational.co.uk 
Donington Racing Circuit, Castle Donington, Leicestershire DE74 2RP Tel 01332 853593 Fax 01332 85359 www.fireworksinternational.co.uk
Sponsors/Partners - The Club would like to acknowledge the support of our event partners & sponsors Footman James Insurance Brokers, Bonhams, The National Motorcycle Museum, Norton Motorcycles, Fireworks International, Mortons Motorcycle Media & Eriks UK.
The CMA (Christian Motorcyclists Association) - are pleased to be back again this year, providing a helmet/gear park and programme sales. On Sunday morning we’ll start the day with a short time of reflection and prayer for all aspects of the day. You are very welcome to join us at 8.00a.m.in the helmet park tent (situated at Gate B) for about 30 minutes or to come and chat to us at any time over the weekend. See Event Map for location.
We look forward to meeting you at this important event in the biking calendar and hope that you will have another great “VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes”.

Link to Mallory Park Map - PDF file