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.
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 -
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
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 email@example.com
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