2011 Event Report

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

“The right crowd” was part of the slogan that was used to promote Brooklands. This weekend the ‘Right Crowd’ was at Mallory Park for the 6th Festival of 1000 Bikes to be held at this delightful 1.35 mile Leicestershire circuit. Over 22,000 Enthusiasts flocked thorough the gates for the three days of nostalgia and excitement. There were the sights, the sounds and the smells of the iconic machines of yesteryear combined with the spectacle of the stars of yesteryear strutting their stuff on the machines that made them famous and the unique opportunity to mingle freely with them in the ‘Race Paddock’ (Try that at any other prestigious 2 or 4 wheel event! )
More than 1,200 enthusiasts had the opportunity to exercise their own machines which ranged from 25cc to 1,500 cc and from 1902 to 2011 in a slickly co-ordinated series of more than 50 track sessions over the two days with Sunday being reserved for ‘Race Machinery’
The weather was kind, the beer tent was excellent and the “Paddock Cafe’s” famous breakfasts were in great demand. Evening entertainment included ‘ The Classic Racer’ magazine ‘Stars on Stage’ hosted by Charlie Williams and a live band in the marquee on both Friday and Saturday but for many it was an opportunity to meet old friends, make new ones and generally chew the fat over a few mugs of Horlicks....
The autojumble was interesting and the 50 strong “Avenue of Clubs was very popular–with imaginative and ‘educational’ displays that welcomed the thousands of enthusiasts who thronged the stands
So many highlights to remember, but Kenny Roberts “on the back wheel” or the “Ago versus Cooper” celebration of the 40th anniversary of their ‘Race of the Year’ battle here at Mallory has to stand out – together with the spectacle of the NMM Norton Rotaries in full cry and the extraordinary sights and sounds of the VMCC Sprint Section on the Kirby Straight on Sunday.
Keep an eye open for the 2012 date if you missed it.


“King” Kenny Roberts signs autographs prior to taking to the track.

The VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes gives 4 awards every year for best cafe racer, best post war machine, best Pre war machine and best Club stand from within the massive 50 strong Ave of Clubs.

The 2011 awards presented by VMCC Past President Ian Young were as follows-

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The Classic Racer award for the best club stand was presented to the National Autocycle & Cyclemotor Club


Ron & Jeanette Perkins received the Old Bike Mart trophy for the best post-war machine for their 1971 BSA Thunderbolt


The Classic Motorcycle trophy for the best pre-war machine went to Ian Sisson for his 1935 1150cc Brough Superior

 
The Ace Cafe Trophy for Best cafe racer went to Ian Alcock for his Moto Guzzi “V7 Racer”

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 2012 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, Michelin as well as corporate partner 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

  • ALL TRACK SESSIONS SOLD OUT

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 09th and Race Machine session on Sunday 10th July only.

The VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes gives you a unique opportunity to ride the original Mallory Park Circuit (without the later additions such as the chicanes). Not only this but you are sharing the famous Mallory Park tarmac with some of the biggest star names from the world of Motorcycle racing!

With prices starting at just £33.00 for the first track session (£23.00 each for further sessions) this event is incredible value as that allows both you and a friend into the whole weekend’s event.

THE VINTAGE MOTOR CYCLE CLUB FESTIVAL OF 1000 BIKES TRIALS

Saturday 09/07/2011-11.00am-3.30pm (See event map for location). Permit No. AMCA/CT/2691

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 & around the motocross course.

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

FESTIVAL OF 1000 BIKES TRIALS - PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST

 

No Forename Surname Address Machine CC Year

1

MICK ASH NOTTS FRANCIS BARNETT

197

1954

2

ROBBY STONE DERBY BSA M24

500

1939

3

GERARD FITZ-JAMES WARWICKSHIRE ROYAL ENFIELD

350

1951

4

MICHAEL BAVERSTOCK ASHFORD ROYAL ENFIELD

350

1958

5

ANDREW DIXON HINCKLEY BSA B40

350

1964

6

PETER GUSLOV   GREEVES SCOTTISH

250

1962

7

OGLE DIXON DONCASTER NORTON

500

1949

8

STEVE BLENCH CHESHIRE ROYAL ENFIELD

350

1956

9

ANDY BRIGGS   GREEVES

250

1958

10

RICHARD FAGGETTER SUSSEX GREEVES TFS

250

1963

11

MICHAEL PLANT NR ULCEBY VILLIERS

225

1959

12

ROGER TAPLIN BRILL GREEVES SCOTTISH

250

1958

13

ROGER MONK LEICS TRIUMPH

199

1956

14

BARRIE RODGERS AMBASTON FRANCIS BARNETT

197

1955

15

JOHN BEDDIS BRISTOL LEVIS

250

1938

16

ROD PHILLIPS DERBY GREEVES

250

1964

17

RALPH TAYLOR DERBYSHIRE BSA C15

250

1961

18

JOHN RICHARDSON WEST MIDLANDS ROYAL ENFIELD

346

1959

19

CHRIS MILLS CAERGELLIOG TIGER CUB

200

1960

20

DAVID IRISH LINCS GREEVES

250

1960

21

SIMON FREDOU LOUGHBOROUGH GREEVES

197

1956

22

STUART MEASURES LEICS ROYAL ENFIELD

350

1955

23

SARAH MEASURES LEICS FRANCIS BARNETT

197

1956

24

DANIEL MEASURES LEICS BSA

175

1956

25

BEN MEASURES LEICS ARIEL

349

1948

26

MARTYN CALCOTT ATHERSTONE JAMES J9

197

1953

27

MIKE NICHOLSON LEICS DOT

197

1953

28

MARTIN HAZLEWOOD LEICS JAMES

197

1954

29

PETER SAVAGE ATHERSTONE VELOCETTE

380

1955

30

HAROLD ALLEN KIRTON LINDSEY BSA B32

350

1954

31

DAVID HIRD GAINSBOROUGH ROYAL ENFIELD

350

1953

32

RICHARD TREE BILTING ASHFORD AJS

498

1957

33

PAUL BALMAIN WAREHAM ARIEL

250

1929

34

WERNER ECKEL OLD WHITTINGTON JAPETTE

250

1931

35

ANDREW DEMOTT LEICESTERSHIRE ROYAL ENFIELD

350

1955

36

OWEN DEMOTT LEICESTERSHIRE BSA

185

1955

37

KEITH CHAPMAN BURTON-ON-TRENT JAMES

197

1955

38

CHRIS DAWKINS LEICS TRIUMPH CUB

197

1964

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 10/07/2011 - 10.30am-3.30pm (See event map for location). Permit No. ACU32047

The Grasstrack will be held on Sunday 10th July 2011 on the same course as in 2010 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 10/07/2011 - 12.40pm (On the Start/Finish straight). ACU Permit No. ACU32685

he Sprint Section is once again offering the Sights, Smells and the Sounds of Straight Line Racing.

Our aim is to keep you amused at Lunchtime along the Start & Finish Straight with some ‘Full On’ action from a Standing Start. The limitation of only 200 Yards of the Track will mean that the terminal speeds will be lower than usual but even in this distance, you will be amazed at the fact that from our start position at the end of the Pit lane, some of the quicker machines will be approaching 100mph by the time they have to shut off at the Footbridge!

Our line up includes machines from all era’s that qualify under the Club’s 25 Year Rule from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. We have Solos, Sidecars and Cyclecars and although this is an untimed event, as usual we will be running in pairs so watch out for the friendly rivalry between competitors.

Sunday Lunchtime on the Start & Finish Straight is the place to be. Be there and enjoy!

In addition, we shall have an equally mouth-watering display of Historic Machines in our Marquee which is located in the Race Paddock adjacent to the Past Masters. Please come and see us to get a close-up view of the machines and talk to us about Vintage Sprinting. Sprinting is the purest, and probably the oldest form of Motorcycle Sport.

Visit our Website for more information: www.vmccsprint.co.uk 

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

 Rider No.

Name

Machine/Model

cc

Year

Solo’s
1 Bob Anderson JAP V-Twin Replica ‘Sprinter’ 998 1961

 

2 James Robinson Norton-JAP ‘THOR’  998 1959

 

3 Derek Fox Norton-JAP ‘THOR’ 998 1958

 

4 Dave Allman Greeves ‘Silverstone’ 250 1965

 

5 Jack Graham Yamaha TZ 250 1975

 

6 John Edward Young Tri-JAP 500 1936

 

7 Howard Smith Yamaha Sprinter 100 1978

 

8 Brian Curtis Norton ‘International’ 500 1935

 

9 Nigel Fox Norton ‘Titch Allen/Wicksteed’ 528 1947

 

10 Andy Forward Triumph ‘Sprint Special’ 500 1965

 

11 Ian Dentith Triumph ‘Grand Prix’ 500 1948

 

12 Len Wallbank Velocette KTT MK4 350 1932

 

13 John Brent Rudge ‘Leigh Supercharged’ 350 1935/65

 

14 Bob Horton Greeves ‘Oulton’ 350 1968

 

15 Mark Illman Rudge ‘Leigh Special’ 636 1930

 

16 Alan Tinnion Krauser ‘Frankies Monster’ 500 1980

 

17 Ron Phillips Suzuki GSXR 398 1988

 

18 Steve Vardy Kawasaki H2 750 1972

 

19 Mark Vardy Suzuki GSX 1500 1981

 

20 Frank Whitby Rudge Sprint Special 350 1931

 

21 Martin Newton Honda CBR 400 1992

 

22 Mick Collins Triton  750 1952

 

23 Stuart Rogers Norton International 500 1932

 

24 Clive Hurst Kawasaki H1 500 1969

 

25 Victor Aldous Lambretta SX 200 1967

 

26 John Kennedy Vincent Comet 500 1952

 

27 Les Toogood Triumph T120 650 1967

 

28 Dot Carpenter Ariel Arrow 250 1960

 

29 Roger Pailes Triumph 500 1962

 

30        

 

Sidecars        

 

31 Ron Cheesman /Vincent Cheesman BSA 650 1965

 

32 Sheelagh Neal / David White Triumph Thunderbird 649 1952

 

33 John Renwick / Ballast Vincent 1665 1951

 

34 Trevor Duckworth / Ballast Yamaha TZ Cyclecar 350 1971

 

35 Tim Ball / TBC Titch Allen ‘Racing Norton’ 500 1954

 

36        

 

Exhibition        

 

37

John Hobbs Weslake ‘The Hobbit’ 1700 1974

 

39 Chris Illman / Colin Jeffries Vincent ‘Methamon’ 1142 1961

 

HISTORIC SPRINT MACHINE DISPLAY (Saturday & Sunday)

For 2011 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.





















2011 PAST MASTERS

PAST MASTERS TRACK SESSION TIMETABLE SUNDAY 10/07/2011 - 1.25PM - 2.45PM

SESSION 1 ON TRACK
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
Courtesy of Phil Morris Racing an amazing display of Honda RC163 or replica four cylinder machines (plus some other 2 & 4 stroke race machines of the same period). What an aural treat - not to be missed!

SESSION 3 ON TRACK
Yamaha Classic Racing Team (YCRT).
We are proud to welcome Ferry Brouwer & YCRT who will be demonstrating ex works Yamahas in the hands of Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read MBE, Tommy Robb, Rod Gould, Chas Mortimer, Steve Baker and Jos Schurgers.

SESSION 4 ON TRACK
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 5 ON TRACK
Agostini & "Mooneyes" Cooper Celebrate the 40th anniversary of their epic Race of the Year battle

SESSION 6 ON TRACK
 “King” Kenny Roberts Works Yamaha OW60

SESSION 7 ON TRACK
The big/faster stuff-a session full of star riders including Kenny Roberts, Graeme Crosby, Giacomo Agostini, Stevie Baker, John Cooper and many, many more TBA!
 

NAME   MACHINE NUMBER SESSION
THE CLASSIC MOTORBIKES RACING TEAM (HUBERT RIGAL)
KENNY   ROBERTS  YAMAHA OW60 KR  6/7 
HUBERT   RIGAL YAMAHA OW53 HR 
 
ALTO PERFORMANCE  
PHIL   READ JNR BERRON 4v11 PR 7
 
BROOKLANDS MUSEUM  
Over 30 machines on track including many genuine “Brooklands” race machines VARIOUS 1
 
CB RACING
JIM REDMAN MBE   HONDA CR750 JR 2
 
DARVILL RACING
ALEX GEORGE  DARVILL SPONDON HONDA  23 7
 
ICON MOTORCYCLES
SCOTT SMART ICON SHEENE SS 7
 
MR JONES RACING
STEVE PARRISH SUZUKI RG500 6 7
 
SAMMY MILLER MUSEUM
SAMMY MILLER MBE HONDA RC181 5 2
SAMMY MILLER MBE VERDEL 5 CYLINDER RADIAL 5 1
SAMMY MILLER MBE GILERA 500 SM 7
 
NATIONAL M/C MUSEUM  
TREVOR  NATION  JPS NORTON RCW ROTARY  4
LEE  DICKINSON JPS NORTON RCW ROTARY  20 4
IAN  SIMPSON  DUCKHAMS QXR NORTON ROTARY  25 4
TERRY  RYMER DUCKHAMS QXR NORTON ROTARY  30 4
WESLEY  WALL  NORTON INTERNATIONAL 23 1
COLIN  WALL  TRIUMPH GP500 50 1
 
MICHELIN
FREDDIE SPENCER HONDA RS500 (Mr Jones Racing) FS 7
FREDDIE SPENCER HONDA RS250 (Richard Grantham Racing 19 2
 
PHIL MORRIS RACING 
NICK  JEFFRIES  DAVID JEFFRIES TAS GSXR  DJ 7
NICK  JEFFRIES  YAMAHA R1 NJ 3
TONY RUTTER DUCATI 750 F1 4 7
MICHAEL RUTTER DUCATI 750 F2 MR 7
TOMMY ROBB HONDA RC163 TR 2
Plus over 20 RC161 machines on track in an aural treat!  VARIOUS 2
 
RAVE MOTORSPORT
DONNIE MC LEOD ARMSTRONG 250 76 2
NIALL MACKENZIE ARMSTRONG 250 77 2
RICHARD TRACY YAMAHA TZ250A (EX KENNY ROBERTS) K1 3
ALAN CARTER ARMSTRONG 250 AC 2
 
RHODES COLLECTION
IVAN RHODES MELLORS 1939 VELOCETTE WORKS 350 1 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 RG500 10 7
TONY SALT SUZUKI GSXR750 69 7
PETER BROADBENT YAMAHA TZ350 11 3
 
STEVE WHEATMAN COLLECTION
GRAEME CROSBY SUZUKI XR69 GC 7
MARIA COSTELLO MBE SUZUKI XR45 MC 7
STAN WOODS SUZUKI TR750 XR11 4 7
LES TROTTER SUZUKI RG500 92 7
DAVE FRANKLYN SUZUKI RG500 93 7
FREDDIE SHEENE SUZUKI ZR27 (EX BARRY SHEENE) 7 7
STEVE GRIFFITH SUZUKI ZR34 8 7
STEVE GRIFFITH BENELLI 350/4 8 2
 
YAMAHA CLASSIC RACING TEAM
GIACOMO AGOSTINI YAMAHA OW16 1 3
STEVE BAKER YAMAHA OW 31 32 3/7
PHIL READ MBE YAMAHA RD05 A 1 3/7
ROD GOULD YAMAHA YZ635 2 3/7
CHAS MORTIMER YAMAHA TZ250 MARTINI 12 3/7
JOS SCHURGERS YAMAHA RD56F 3 3
TOMMY ROBB YAMAHA 125 DANFAY 10 3
TONY SMITH YAMAHA RR08A 350 3 3
TONY SMITH YAMAHA TZ750 92 7
 
INDIVIDUAL (NON TEAM) RIDERS
GIACOMO AGOSTINI MV AGUSTA 500/3 GA 5/7
STEVE ALLEN TITCH ALLEN REX ACME 350 2 1
KORK BALLINGTON WORKS KAWAKSAKI H1 R-A KB 7
ALAN CATHCART MORIWAKI KAWASAKI (EX-CROSBY) 35 7
RON CHANDLER WORKS BSA ROCKET 3 RC 7
JOHN COOPER WORKS BSA ROCKET 3 JC 5/7
DAVE CROXFORD WORKS JPN NORTON 11 7
GEORGE COHEN NORTON DAYTONA MANX 15 1
JOHN DAVIS MAGNI AUSTRALIA 17 7
BILL DAWSON VELOCETTE COVEL 200 1
DES EVANS VINCENT GREY FLASH 25 1
REG EVERETT YAMAHA TD1A 180 3
GRAEME HARDY
(G FORMBY)
SHUTTLEWORTH SNAP 74 1
JOHN HACKETT SUZUKI TR750 5 7
MARK HECKLES BEART MANX NORTON 88 2
PAUL HECKLES COMMANDO 750 89 2
MALCOLM HEATH JPS NORTON RCW ROTARY 12 4
MICK HEMMINGS TAIT 500 GP TRIUMPH 9 2
ROB MALTBY YAMAHA TZ 250 22 3
MIKE POWELL BANTAM RACER 402 2
JAMES ROBINSON NORTON CS1 17 1
DEREK RUMBLE BSA OUTFIT 813 GROUP W
COLIN SEELEY RENNSPORT OUTFIT 999 GROUP W
BILL SIMPSON YAMAHA TZ750 27 3
PAUL SMART HONDA RC162 (HAILWOOD/BEAULIEU) 10 2
PAUL SMART HONDA RVF750 (EX DUNLOP) PS 7
STEVE TONKIN TONKIN TORNADO 90 2
KEN SPRAYSON ROYAL ENFIELD GP5 4 1
CHRIS VINCENT NON-RIDING GUEST N/A N/A
MALC WHEELER DUCATI TT2 13 7
FRANK WHITEWAY CROOKS SUZUKI 41 2
CHARLIE WILLIAMS MAXTON TZ385 CW 3
MIKE WEST DUCATI 999R 91 7
 

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, The National Motor Museum Beaulieu, Bernie Saunders, Ian Kerr and all our Riders & Suppliers of machines for their generosity.
Kenny Roberts pictures courtesy of Mortons Archive

Pictures courtesy of Mortons Archive

Pictures courtesy of Mortons Archive



































OTHER ATTRACTIONS

AVENUE OF CLUBS

With nearly 50 one make Clubs & VMCC Sections displaying in the Avenue of Clubs in 2011 this area is always a big hit with visitors to the event. As in previous years each Club will be displaying their Members machines as well as many of those same Members riding in the various Track Sessions.

AJS & Matchless Owners Club
Angelic Bulldog Project
Benelli Motobi Club GB
Best Feet Forward MCC
British Historic Racing
BMW Club Vintage Register
British Motorcycle Charitable Trust
British Motorcycle Federation (BMF)
Brough Superior Owners Club
BSA Owners Club (South Derbyshire Branch)
CBX Riders MC Club
Chiltern Section VMCC
Classic Bike
Cotswold Motorcycle & Three Wheeler Club
Cotton Owners Club
Cyclemotor Section VMCC
BSA Owners Club (East Midlands Branch)
Francis Barnett Owners Club
Greeves Riders Association
Harley Davidson OC GB
Hesketh Owners Club
Honda CB1100R Club
Honda CBF Owners Club
International Laverda Owners Club
Italian Motorcycle Owners Club
London Douglas MCC
Moto Guzzi Club GB
Moto Morini Riders Club
Motorcycle Action Group (MAG UK)
MZ Riders Club
National Autocycle & Cyclemotor Club
Northampton Section VMCC
Norton Owners Club
Rudge Enthusiasts Club
Scott Owners Club
Scuderia di trattori e Stalloni
Sheffield Section VMCC
South Hants Section VMCC
Sunbeam Owners Fellowship
Tamworth & District Classic MCC
Taverners Section VMCC
TMOC (Meriden Branch)
Trident & Rocket 3 Owners Club
TMOC
TMOC ( Derby Branch)
Triumph Tiger Cub Club & Register
Vincent Owners Club
VJMC
West Wilts Section VMCC

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

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AUTO JUMBLE/TRADE STANDS

Auto jumble
There will be a large Auto jumble held on both days of the 2011 event which will be situated in a new location at the end of the Ave of Clubs.

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 outside the track adjacent to the Avenue fof Clubs and will also feature stands from all the events partners including Footman James Insurance Brokers Ltd, Bonhams Auctioneers, Mortons Media & The National Motorcycle Museum.

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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SPECTATORS

Entry Tickets Advance On the Gate
Friday 8th (from 12.00 midday)  Not Available £5.00
Saturday 9th  £13.00 £15.00
Sunday 10th £15.00 £18.00
Weekend £25.00 £28.00
     
Camping (per unit – up to 4 persons)  £15.00 £20.00
Extra persons  £3.00  £3.00
     
Under 16’s free – including camping (with a full paying adult)

Advance Tickets-Book now & Save £!
Book Direct on the Mallory Park Ticket Hotline: 01455 842931 or Book Online at www.mallorypark.co.uk

 

CAMPING AND ACCOMMODATION

Great Camping facilities will be available at £15.00 per “unit" -up to 4 persons for the entire week-end, Fri-Sun inclusive, if booked in advance or £20.00 on the gate.  Extra persons £3.00 each.

Under 16’s free – including camping (with a full paying adult)  

SPECIAL VMCC/HOTEL OFFER

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 10th July.

VMCC ENTERTAINMENT MARQUEE & BAR FEATURING THE CLASSIC RACER STAGE

Legends live on

When the club first asked me if we, Mortons Media Group, would like to be involved in the re-launch of the Festival of 1000 Bikes I had no hesitation in saying yes. After all Old Bike Mart, the cornerstone on which our publishing company is built, had sponsored the old 1000 Bikes for many years.
Since then we’ve been involved with every one, and like you have seen the Festival grow, to the point that it is more than equal to any similar event across Europe. In fact with this years line up of racing legends it will take some beating!
With the pull of rarely seen racing legends and some equally rare machinery, both road and race, the only problem will be stopping Mallory Park bursting at seams.
Classic Racer, the magazine I edit, is proud to sponsor the Legends Stage again this year. I for one can’t wait to hear the tales the stars quests will have to tell. And when they’ve spilled the beans you can rock the night away to a great band.
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 based in Ansley, Warwickshire, (including the specially brewed VMCC FESTIVAL PREMIUM 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 Richard III Pale Ale (4.2% abv) Tunnel VMCC Festival Premium 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 8th & Saturday 09th 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 10th.

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 8th & throughout the weekend. See event map for opening times & entertainment listing.

7.30pm-8.00pm The Paul Hanks Streetbike Stunt Show.
Amazing demonstration of stunts by the Paul Hanks Streetbike stunt show which will take place on Stebbe Straight (overlooked by the entertainment marquee).

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

Chaser is Back to Entertain You!
Following their much acclaimed performances last year and the high volume of comments and emails requesting their return, we are delighted to announce that 'Chaser' will be keeping you on the dance floor on both the Friday and Saturday nights at this years event. Those at last years event will have seen, heard and danced to Karen and Ted belting out well balanced sets of classic rock and pop covers with solid musicianship from the rest of the band. The sets were designed to get everyone up and they didn't disappoint. A superbly set stage and quality lighting system added to the occasion. 'Chaser' will always put together a show that has something for everybody so a wide range of numbers can be expected. The band themselves are delighted to be coming back: 'the audience was the best we've ever had,' was just one of their many comments on how they enjoyed themselves last year. You can see some Youtube footage from last year by going on to Chasers' website: www.chaser.uk.com at the bottom of the homepage you will see links to two videos. You might see yourself or if you haven't seen 'Chaser' yet, it will give you a taste of what to expect.

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.

Some of the Star Riders 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.

7.30pm-8.00pm The Paul Hanks Streetbike Stunt Show.
Amazing demonstration of stunts by the Paul Hanks Streetbike stunt show which will take place on Stebbe Straight (overlooked by the entertainment marquee).

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 2011 GENERAL TIMETABLE OF EVENTS
(Note specific days, some attractions Fri, Sat or Sunday only, locations marked on event map)

TRACK SESSIONS - Sat 09th & Sunday 10th July 2011 9.00am - 5.45pm
Grouped according to type with Road Machine Sessions on Saturday 09th and Race Machine session on Sunday 10th July only. All track sessions are Pre-book only.

STATIC DISPLAY OF MACHINES - Sat 09th & Sunday 10th July 2011 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 09th & Sunday 10th July 2011 9.00am - Event Close
There will be an Auto jumble & trade area held on both days of the 2011 event which will be situated in the outfield area near the Ave of Clubs. There will be a special sponsors Trade area which will be located opposite the past masters garage marquees and will feature stands from all the event’s partners including Footman James Insurance Brokers Ltd, Bonhams Auctioneers, Mortons Media, The National Motorcycle Museum & Norton Motorcycles & Michelin.

PRE 65 TRIAL - Sat 09th July 2011 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 09th July 2011 in the wooded area adjacent to Gerrards bend.

GRASS TRACK - Sun 10th July 2011 10.30am - 3.30pm
The Grasstrack will be held on Sunday 10th July 2011 on the same course as 2010 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 10th July 2011 12.30pm - 1.25pm
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 10th July.

HISTORIC SPRINT MACHINE DISPLAY (Saturday 09th & Sunday 10th July 2011 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 - Sunday 10th July 2011  1.25pm - 2.45pm
An incredible line up of Past Masters and machines take to the track in a spine tingling display of sites and sounds. During Saturday & Sunday come and see some of the incredible machines (& mingle with their star riders) all displayed in the Past Masters section of the static display area within the race paddock. .

AWARDS
During Sunday 10/07 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).

  • Best Cafe Racer (sponsored by the Ace Cafe)

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.

DON'T 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 10/07 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 - This year event partner Michelin will be providing a full tyre sales & fitment service from their service truck situated in the Race Paddock . 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 – Peter Wileman Photography are now the VMCC’s official event photographer & will be filming each and every entrant in all the track session’s over the course of the weekend.Your souvenir photograph will be available to purchase at the event from their stand located near the Past Masters display area in the Race Paddock. Photographs will also be available to purchase in the weeks following by contacting (01530) 812639 or on-line from www.eventdigitalimages.com
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, Riders for Health & Michelin.
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