2012 Event Report

 

 

It was ‘A close-run thing’ to quote the Duke of Wellington, but hard work and determination enabled 1000 Bikes to ‘happen’ and to be another triumph. There was much last-minute activity to overcome the effects of the week’s almost continuous rain prior to the event and this was justified by more than 1,300 bikes and riders on the track over the weekend. Everything was represented, from the Single-speed Triumph of Jacqueline Bickerstaff which was celebrating its 100th birthday to the up-to-the-minute cutting edge Ducati-engined “Vyrus” of Alto Engineering.

Apart from a couple of brief showers on both Saturday & Sunday afternoon the track remained dry – which is more than could be said for nearly everywhere else! Copious application of lorry-loads of tree bark chippings saved the day but it has to be admitted that the grass areas outfield remained “damp”
In spite of Friday’s adversity during set-up the Avenue of (over 50) Clubs was a vibrant hive of enthusiasm and activity and the “jumblers” overcame unavoidable changes in locations with stoic resolve (after Banbury & most other outdoor events this year they will be getting used to it)!

Both the road paddock & race paddock’s had many interesting machines on display. One of the highlights must have been the trio of “Irvine Vincents” from Australia- which went just as impressively as they looked. Courtesy of event partner Michelin many people had come to witness the return to Mallory Park of GP legend Kevin Schwantz who showed that he had lost none of his speed when he put in some extremely quick laps on an ex-works Suzuki RGV500 during Sunday afternoons “Past Masters” feature. Prior to this Kevin was a last minute entrant in Saturday’s Pre-65 Trial when he put in a great “mud plugging” performance on a borrowed 197cc Francis Barnett!

Events like 1000 Bikes do not just ‘happen’ Apart from the months of planning and preparation the “day” of the event relies on the dedication and professionalism of many volunteers & enthusiasts without whom these things are not possible!

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, Michelin Tyre PLC, Ducati UK as well as corporate partner Eriks UK.


Kevin Schwantz at 2012 Festival of 1000 Bikes


The award for the Classic Motorcycle Magazine Best Pre-War machine went to Bryn Morley for his immaculate 1928 New Hudson Power Plus.


The Old Bike Mart best Post-War machine award went to Stuart Elkes with his 1963 Francis-Barnett “Fulmar Sports”.  


Chuck Jackson’s stunning 1954 Vincent ‘Egli’ took the Ace Cafe award for the Best Cafe racer.


The Classic Racer Magazine best club stand went to the Yamaha LC Club.

Want to know more?

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

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 07th and Race Machine session on Sunday 08th 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 £40.00 for the first track session (£26.00 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 07/07/12-11.00am-3.30pm (see event map for location on the Motocross Course). AMCA Permit No. AMCA/CT/3817

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 Machine 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 girder/rigid and tele/rigid with lesser entry fees and courses not so demanding as most trials.

We run a winter test series October to April of 8 Trials at various venues around Leicestershire, many on old disused railway sites. These course feature not many rocks all 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 upwards. It’s often a family affair with many fathers, sons and granddads taking 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 strokes), with a AJ’s, Bullets, Breezers, Fanny Barnetts, Trophies, 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 on the motocross course.

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

TRIALS ENTRIES NOW CLOSED AS FULLY SOLD OUT WITH OVER 50 COMPETITORS INCLUDING WORLD CHAMPION MICK ANDREWS.

FESTIVAL OF 1000 BIKES TRIALS - ENTRY LIST

No Name Machine Capacity Year
1 MICK ANDREWS NORTON 500 1951
2 ARON TAYLOR SPRITE 250 1964
3 TREVOR TAYLOR ROYAL ENFIELD 350 1956
4 ROB DARBYSHIRE TRIUMPH TIGER 200 1958
5 STEVE WEST JAMES 199 1955
6 PETER GUSLOV GREEVES SCOTTISH 250 1962
7 STUART MEASURES ROYAL ENFIELD 350 1955
8 BEN MEASURES ARIEL 350 1948
9 SIMON FREDOU GREEVES 197 1956
10 SARAH MEASURES FRANCIS BARNETT 197 1956
11 DANIEL MEASURES BSA BANTAM 150 1956
12 DAVID IRISH GREEVES 250 1960
13 PHIL BRIGHT JAMES 197 1953
14 ROGER TAPLIN GREEVES 250 1957
15 VINCENT PRICE AJS 350 1947
16 RALPH TAYLOR BSA C15 250 1961
17 MERVYN COLLIN AJS 350 1956
18 DAVID HIRD ROYAL ENFIELD 350 1953
19 ROD PHILLIPS GREEVES 249 1964
20 PETER SAVAGE VELOCETTE 380 1955
21 MARTIN HAZLEWOOD JAMES 197 1954
22 CHRIS MILLS TRIUMPH TIGER CUB 200 1960
23 ROGER MONK BSA 185 1956
24 JOE MONK BSA 150 1954
25 CHRIS DAWKINS TRIUMPH TIGER CUB 200 1964
26 ANDREW DIXON BSA B40 350 1964
27 GERARD FITZ-JAMES BSA 250 1959
28 MARTYN CALCOTT JAMES J9 197 1953
29 KEVIN ALEXANDER RED PANTHER 350 1937
30 MIKE NICHOLSON SUNBEAM 350 1930
31 HAROLD ALLEN BSA 350 1954
32 BARRIE RODGERS FRANCIS BARNETT 197 1955
33 SIMON BUTTERWORTH TRIUMPH 500 1959
34 CARL DAVIS ROYAL ENFIELD 350 1956
35 ROBERT STONE BSA M24 GOLDSTAR 500 1939
36 OGLE DIXON NORTON 500 1949
37 MARK GIBB BSA 600 1947
38 ADRIAN ARMSON GREEVES 250 1956
39 JAMES ARMSON GREEVES 250 1964
40 JOHN RICHARDSON ROYAL ENFIELD 346 1959
41 RICHARD FAGGETTER GREEVES 250 1964
42 MICHAEL LEESON ROYAL ENFIELD 350 1956
43 JONATHAN TYE BSA BANTAM 123 1949
44 IVOR MORGAN ROYAL ENFIELD 350 1959
45 JAMES BUNTON TRIUMPH 200 1964
46 ALEX ROSS ROYAL ENFIELD 350 1956
47 ROB THORNTON GREEVES 250 1964
48 ANDREW RICHARDSON ROYAL ENFIELD 346 1956
49 PHIL GRUNDY AJS 350 1954
50 KEVIN COXON AJS 350 1948
51 KIRK LEESON TRIVIL 197 1956

ALL RIDERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR HELMETS
Observers please contact- Mr Roger Monk Tel:(01509) 412662







GRASS TRACK

Sunday 08/07/2012 - 10.30am-3.30pm (See event map for location). Permit No. ACU 35234

When you read that this is a ‘demonstration’ and not a ‘race meeting’ you may think well, ok they won’t be trying that hard but rest assured no one wants to come last! There may be mixed classes running together to-day but I’m sure you can tell an older bike from a later one.

This section of the VMCC has been organising grass track meetings since those halcyon days of the 1960’s. We organise approximately six or seven meeting per year with a season-end grass hill climb at Chalfont St. Giles in Buckinghamshire.

We have classes for: Vintage solo (pre-1934), post-Vintage solo (pre-1939), post-war solo, Classic solo, Classic 4-valve solo, a new class for post 1975 250c.c. solo machines and three classes for side-cars being vintage, pre-75 left-handed and early right-handed machines.

The Section also caters for a growing number of junior riders who enjoy classes commensurate with their age and experience. The machines for the youth don’t have to be vintage eligible but some are especially in the case of the Smith family. There you have grandfather, son and three grandchildren riding eligible machines and more power their elbow!

Anyone wishing to take up Vintage Grass Track racing should please get in touch with me on 020-8397 6599 or stuart.towner@blueyonder.co.uk 

At the time of going to press we are unable to publish a list of entries but I’m sure you will see some good racing (oops demonstrations) featuring some of the classes mentioned above - enjoy.

Stu Towner

Photos by Sue Towner

 





SPRINT DEMONSTRATION

Sunday 08/07/2012 - 12.40pm-1.25pm (On the Start/Finish straight). ACU Permit No. ACU 35149

Well how time flies, here we are again back at the Festival, no sooner had last year’s event finished that we were planning for this years, the 2012 VMCC Sprint Section Historic Sprint Event which has become such an important part of the Weekend.

This year we have two father and son teams running in the Sprint, our Sprint Section Chairman, Chris Illman and his son Mark who is our sections Web guru, also Andy Bush with his immaculate 1930 350cc AJS R6 and his young son Sam, ridding a race prepared 70cc Honda X8R. If there is one thing that that has been common among the Sprinting fraternity over the years it’s the fact Sprinting runs through the family; I should know as it was my late father’s influence, Phil “The Old Fella” Manzano, that has me here again today organising and running the Sprint, as well as other events that the Sprint Sections runs over the course of year, like the oldest motorsport event in the country, the Brighton Speed Trials. Cheers Dad!

Among our riders today we have John Renwick with his 1650cc V-Twin Vincent 3-wheeler, Epimetheus, which has been much modified over the years. One modification being the addition of ‘giggle gas’, better known to most as Nitrous Oxide, which now makes the machine capable of some 180 horses. At our season opener John managed a few shake down runs, his best being 10.68 seconds with a terminal of 127mph over the quarter mile, not bad for a 50’s v-twin! To give John a little competition, Maurice Brierley’s Vincent V-Twin, ‘Methamon’, the very machine that Maurice took a number of Records with in the 60’s, with Chris Illman at the helm and Colin Jefferies doing the hero bit, is making a welcome return. Chris managed to secure the Manzano Top Speed Trophy in 2011, with a best terminal speed of 114.5mph, upon ‘Methamon’ no less. So the gauntlet has been thrown and battle will commence between the two at our timed events over the season to see who takes the trophy home this year?

Now, at this point in time all I can say is that if all has gone to plan, then A.N. Other will be possibly giving both John and Chris a run for their money, with a fully restored 3-wheeled record breaker from the 60’s and 70’s. Let’s hope all has been completed in time for today, as I know a lot of midnight oil has been burned this past winter to try and have it completed for this event. If not then I’m sworn to secrecy, on the pains of nasty things happening to certain parts of my anatomy, as all will be still kept under wraps till later in the year when all will then be revealed.

John Hobbs is here again today, not with just the Hobbit but a with his newly built Triumph, Olympus, a lovely and well-crafted replica of his 1968 World Record holding machine, for both the Standing Start Quarter Mile and the Standing Start Kilometre set back in 1968 at RAF Elvington, may I add, at the grand old age of 21! John will be out on both machines today for you all to see and hear.

So folks, please find time during the lunch break to make your way to the Start/Finish straight, as here you will be able to see and hear these and many other wonderful Sprinters taking part in the VMCC Sprint Section Historic Twin Lane Sprint Demonstration/Practice.

HISTORIC SPRINT MACHINE DISPLAY (Saturday & Sunday)
 

Also over the Weekend, please take time out to visit the Sprint Marquee located in the Race Paddock, as here you will be able to get up close to these machines and talk with the riders as well.

Juan V Manzano – VMCC Sprint Section.

For more information about the VMCC Sprint Section and our events please visit our web site www.vmccsprint.co.uk

FESTIVAL OF 1000 BIKES SPRINT- ENTRY

Rider No Riders Name Machine/Model Capacity Year
  Motorcycle      
1 Bob Anderson JAP - V-Twin Replica "Sprinter" 1000 1964
2 Derek Fox Norton-JAP "Thor" 998 1959
3 Dave Allman Greeves "Silverstone" Ex works 250 1965
4 John Edward Young Tri-JAP 500 1936
5 Nigel Fox Norton "Titch Allen Wicksteed" 528 1947
6 Andy Forward Triumph "Sprint Special" 500 1964
7 Ian Dentith Triumph "Grand Prix Replica" 500 1948
8 Len Wallbank Velocette KTT/KSS Special 350 1931
9 John Brent Velocette "The Ironing Board" 248 1970
10 Bob Horton Greeves "Oulton" 350 1964
11 Mark Illman Rudge "Leigh Special" 636 1930
12 Alan Tinnion Krauser "Frankies Monster" 500 1980
13 Ron Phillips Honda RSW 125 1986
14 Stuart Kirkpatrick Mitsui Missile Yamaha 350 1974
15 Roger Hollingshead Suzuki GSX 1100 1100 1979
16 Martin Newton Triumph 750 1972
17 Mick Collins Triton 750 1952
18 Clive Hurst Kawasaki H1 500 1974
19 Victor Aldous Lambretta SX 200 1967
20 Ron Cheesman BSA 650 1963
21 David Hall Smith Velocette MOV Sprinter 248 1933
22 John Hobbs Triumph "Olympus" 498 1956
23 Graham Vickery Ariel Red Hunter 347 1946
24 Chris Layzell Yamaha FZR 399 1987
25 John Taylor Honda CB500T 498 1975
26 David Hall Suzuki GSX 'R' 1100 L 1216 1990
V32 Andy Bush AJS R6 350 1930
178 Phil Steele Rouge et Noir II 750 1975
  Junior      
J12 Sam Bush Honda X8R 70  
  Sidecars      
30 John Renwick Vincent Sidecar Special 1665 1951
Pass Ballast "Slimlead Ed"      
31 Trevor Duckworth Ariel 500 1938
Pass S. Walker      
32 Dave Woodard Suzuki Superside 1500 1984
Pass Darren Saunders      
33 Chris Illman Vincent "Methamon"   1963
Pass Colin Jeffries      
34 Mark Whittaker BSA Road Rocket Sidecar 650 1957
Pass Sue Whittaker      
  Exhibition Runs      
AC7 John Hobbs Weslake  "The Hobbit" 1700 1974
40 A. N. Other Sidecar 1000 1966

VMCC FESTIVAL OF 1000 BIKES SPRINT DEMONSTRATION OFFICIALS.

Sprint Demonstration/Practice.
Officials: Clerk of the Course – Kim Allen
Secretary of the Meeting – Juan Manzano
Machine Examiner – Andy Forward
Marshals – Members of the VMCC Sprint Section
 Sprint coordinator for 1000 Bikes – Chris Illman chris@illman.org 
Historic Sprint Machine Marquee.
Organisers – Chris Illman, Colin Jeffries

















2012 PAST MASTERS-IN ASSOCIATION WITH MICHELIN & DUCATI (UK)

PAST MASTERS TRACK SESSION TIMETABLE SUNDAY 08/07/2012 - 1.25PM - 2.45PM

Ducati “Dual Seat” Riders for Health Auction Winner Laps. Prior to the action getting underway at 1.25pm the lucky winner of the Riders for Health auction to win a pillion ride with Randy Mamola will take to the Mallory Park tarmac for the pillion ride of a lifetime on a Ducati 1098SP.

SESSION 1 ON TRACK 1.25pm
Older machines showcasing the VMCC Racing Operation British Historic Racing (BHR). Also includes the special Brooklands feature showcasing 15 machines used in competition at Brooklands in the years before the War.

SESSION 2 ON TRACK 1.35pm
A mixture of 2 & 4 Stroke machines from the post war period featuring names like Cooper, Redman & Smart. Courtesy of Phil Morris Racing an amazing display of Honda RC163 or replica four cylinder machines also make for a real aural treat - not to be missed!

SESSION 3 ON TRACK 1.45pm
Norton Rotary Race Machines.
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 Brian Crighton featuring names like Nation, Simpson & Rymer.

SESSION 4 ON TRACK 1.55pm
“Revvin” Kevin Schwantz (In association with Michelin).
Courtesy of Michelin Kevin Schwantz will perform solo laps on a genuine works Suzuki RGV500

SESSION 5 ON TRACK 2.00pm
Classic Suzuki Racing Team.
We are proud to welcome Steve Wheatman’s Classic Suzuki Racing Team who will be demonstrating the largest display ex works RG500 Suzuki’s ever assembled in the hands of Kevin Schwantz, Randy Mamola, “Frankie” Chili, Mick Grant, Phil Read MBE, Freddie Sheene, Tepi Lansivouri & Stan Woods

SESSION 6 ON TRACK 2.15pm
Ducati World Superbike Showcase-courtesy of Ducati UK.
In conjunction with Ducati (UK) the VMCC present a special Ducati World Superbike & TT feature including Carl Fogarty MBE, Neil Hodgson, “Frankie” Chili, Randy Mamola, Malc Wheeler, Marco Lucchinelli, Alan Cathcart & many more all riding genuine ex-works/championship winning Ducati’s.

SESSION 7 ON TRACK 2.25pm
The big/faster stuff-a session full of star riders including Schwantz, Mamola, Fogarty, Hodgson, Chili, Sarron and many, many more!

FESTIVAL OF 1000 BIKES PAST MASTERS -ENTRY LIST

NAME   MACHINE NUMBER SESSION
ALTO PERFORMANCE  
PHIL   READ SNR ALTO PERFORMANCE RVC12 SUPERBIKE PR 6/7
PHIL   READ JNR ALTO PERFORMANCE RVC09 VYRUS PRjnr 6/7
 
BRITISH HISTORIC RACING 
A dozen machines on track in Session 1 representing the VMCC’s road racing operation-British Historic Racing VARIOUS 2
 
BROOKLANDS MUSEUM  
Over 15 machines on track including many genuine “Brooklands” race machines VARIOUS 1
CB RACING
JIM REDMAN MBE   HONDA CR750 JR 2
 
CLASSIC MOTORBIKES RACING TEAM (HUBERT RIGAL)
CHRISTIAN SARRON YAMAHA YZR500 CS 
HUBERT   RIGAL YAMAHA OW60 HR  7
 
DUCATI UK/DUCATI COVENTRY/MIKE WEST RACING
NEIL HODGSON DUCATI 999R FILA (Ex-Hodgson) 100 6/7
PAUL SMART DUCATI 750SS PS 2
MALC WHEELER DUCATI 750TT2 13 6/7
ALAN CATHCART DUCATI SUPERMONO 99 6/7
CARL FOGARTY DUCATI PANIGALE CF 6/7
"FRANKIE" CHILLI DUCATI 996 (Ex-Chilli) 7 6/7
JOHN HACKETT DUCATI 888 5 6/7
MARCO LUCCHINELLI DUCATI HYPERMOTARD ML 6/7
DAVIDE TARDOZZI DUCATI 999 (Ex-Bayliss) 21 6/7
DARIO MARCHETTI DUCATI 996 PERTEMPS 996 6/7
JOHN RAYBOULD DUCATI 750F1 14 6/7
 
DUCATI UK/RIDERS FOR HEALTH
 
RANDY MAMOLA DUCATI 1098SP RM 6/7
 
IRVING VINCENT
BEAU BEATON IRVING VINCENT 1300CC 186 7
CRAIG MCMARTIN IRVING VINCENT 1600CC 88 7
BARRY HORNER IRVING VINCENT SIDECAR 1300CC 1341 W
 
MR JONES RACING
CHRIS NEWBIGGING SUZUKI RG500 (PARRISH) 9 5/7
 
NATIONAL M/C MUSEUM  
TREVOR  NATION  JPS NORTON RCW ROTARY  3/7
LEE  DICKINSON JPS NORTON RCW ROTARY 20 3/7
IAN  SIMPSON  DUCKHAMS QXR NORTON ROTARY  25 3/7
TERRY  RYMER DUCKHAMS QXR NORTON ROTARY  30 3/7
 
SAMMY MILLER MUSEUM
SAMMY MILLER MBE MOTO GUZZI V8 SM 2
SAMMY MILLER MBE MOTO GUZZI BICYLINDICAL SM 1
 
PHIL MORRIS RACING 
RALPH BRYANS HONDA RC115 RB 1
NICK  JEFFERIES  DAVID JEFFERIES YAMAHA R1 DJ 7
TONY RUTTER DUCATI 750 F1 4 6/7
TOMMY ROBB HONDA RC163 TR 2
Plus over 35 RC161 machines on track in an aural treat!  VARIOUS 2
 
PHIL MORRIS RACING / MICHELIN
ERIC LE CORRE HONDA RC163 MICHELIN 2
 
RAVE MOTORSPORT
DONNIE MC LEOD ARMSTRONG 250 (EX WORKS) 76 2
RICHARD TRACY YAMAHA TZ250A (EX KENNY ROBERTS) K1 3
 
RHODES COLLECTION
COLIN SEELEY VELOCETTE 500 "DOG KENNEL" 71 1
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 GOODALL VELOCETTE KTT MK8 11 1
JOHN KIDSON AJS R10 8 1
 
MICHELIN/STEVE WHEATMAN SUZUKI CLASSIC RACING TEAM
KEVIN SCHWANTZ SUZUKI RGV500 34 4/5/7
 
MIKE WEST RACING
CHARLIE WILLIAMS TZ350 (MIKE WEST) CW 2
MIKE WEST SUZUKI GSXR1000 (DJ) MW 7
 
STEVE WHEATMAN SUZUKI CLASSIC RACING TEAM
RANDY MAMOLA SUZUKI XR3 4M1 3 4/5/7
PF "FRANKIE" CHILI SUZUKI XR70RV 31 5/7
FREDDIE SHEENE SUZUKI RG500 (EX BARRY SHEENE) 7 5/7
MALC WHEELER YOSHIMURA SUZUKI (EX SCHWANTZ) 289 5/7
TEPI LANSIVUORI SUZUKI TR750 8 5/7
SEAN EMMETT SUZUKI XR89 (KR JNR) 10 5/7
STAN WOODS SUZUKI XR41 41 5/7
PHIL READ MBE SUZUKI RG500 MK1 2 5/7
MARCO LUCCHINELLI SUZUKI RG500 15 5/7
JOHN MOULD SUZUKI RG500 MK9 25 5/7
 
SUZUKI WSBK
KEITH FLINT SUZUKI GSXR 1000 (2012 WSBK) KF 5/7
 
TST RACING
CARL TIFFANY HONDA CBR 400RR 188 S
MICK GRANT GRANT/SHEENE RG500 10 5/7
TONY SALT YAMAHA TZ750 0W31 69 7
PETER BROADBENT YAMAHA TZ350 G 11 2
 
TEAM COLLINS & RUSSELL KAWASAKI
MARK PARRETT KAWASAKI ZXR 750 (SCOTT RUSSELL) 6 7
HURLEY WILVERT KAWASAKI H2R 750 9 7
 
TEAM CROOKS SUZUKI
FRANK WHITEWAY SUZUKI T20 LIGHTWEIGHT (1968) 41 2
MARTIN CROOKS SUZUKI T500 (1970) 42 2
 
INDIVIDUAL (NON TEAM) RIDERS
STEVE ALLEN REX ACME Brookland 1
ALLEN BLASDELL SEELEY KONIG 500 5 2
DAVID BEDLINGTON MV500/4 (PHIL READ) 91 2
ALAN CARTER HONDA RS250 AC 2/7
RON CHANDLER WORKS BSA ROCKET 3 RC 2
JOHN COOPER WORKS BSA ROCKET 3 JC 2
DAVE CROXFORD JPN WORKS NORTON DC 2
JIM CURRY HONDA CR93 12 2
JOHN DAVIS SUZUKI RG500 22 5/7
BILL DAWSON COVEL 200 1
LLOYD DICKINSON YAMAHA YZR500 ROC 111 7
DES EVANS VINCENT GREY FLASH 25 1
REG EVERETT YAMAHA TD1A 180 2
ALEX GEORGE HONDA RSC1000 AG 7
ROD GOULD YAMAHA TZ250 RG 2
RICHARD GRANTHAM HONDA RS250 (SPENCER) 558 2
GRAEME (GEORGE FORMBY) HARDY SHUTTLEWORTH SNAP 803 1
MARTIN HECKSCHER VELOCETTE KSS 456 1
MARK HECKLES BEART MANX NORTON 841 2
PAUL HECKLES NORTON COMMANDO 750 840 2
MALCOLM HEATH NORTON RCW ROTARY   3/7
MICK HEMMINGS TAIT 500 GP TRIUMPH 9 2
ANDY KERSHAW NORTON CS1 VMCC 1
JOSE CARLOS LORENTE MATCHLESS G50 848 2
ROB MALTBY YAMAHA TZ250 22 2
CHAS MORTIMER YAMAHA TZ350 33 2
BRYN MORLEY NEW HUDSON 500 853 1
MIKE POWELL BSA BANTAM RACER 644 2
KEVIN RICHARDS YAMAHA TZ350 90 2
DEREK PLUMMER BMW R75 859 W
BILL SIMPSON SUZUKI GS1000 (1979) 27 7
PHILLIP SHARPE VELOCETTE KSS 2 1
SOPHIE SMITH TRIUMPH TRIDENT 109 2
TONY SMITH YAMAHA OW31 110 7
KEN SPRAYSON ROYAL ENFIELD GP5 4 1
CHRIS VINCENT ROTARY OUTFIT 1067 W
COLIN WEST MOTO GUZZI DONDOLINO 130 1
 

 

STAR RIDERS OFFICIAL APPEARANCE TIMES/LOCATIONS
PLEASE NOTE VARIOUS LOCATIONS AS STATED.


Saturday, 2.30pm

VMCC Stand in Past Masters Area of the Race Paddock - Alan Carter, Phil Read & Alex George

Saturday, 3.30pm
VMCC Stand in Past Masters Area of the Race Paddock - Christian Sarron, Mick Grant & Tepi Lansvouri

Saturday, 4.30pm
Ducati Stand in Past Masters Area of the Race Paddock - Randy Mamola, Dario Marchetti, Davide Tardozzi, Marco Lucchinelli, “Frankie”Chili

Saturday, 6.30pm
Classic Racer Stage in the VMCC Entertainment Marquee in the Race Paddock - Kevin Schwantz (In conjunction with Michelin), Randy Mamola, Carl Fogarty, Neil Hodgson. Hosted by Charlie Williams

Sunday, 10.00am

VMCC Stand in Past Masters Area of the Race Paddock - John Cooper, Christian Sarron & Jim Redman

Sunday, 10.30am
The Suzuki Classic Racing Team Marquee in the Past Masters Area of the Race Paddock - Tepi Lansivouri, Stan Woods, Freddie Sheene, Phil Read & Mick Grant

Sunday, 10.30am
Ducati Stand in Past Masters Area of the Race Paddock - Paul Smart, Dario Marchetti, DavideTardozzi, Marco Lucchinelli, “Frankie” Chili

Sunday, 11.00am

VMCC Stand in Past Masters Area of the Race Paddock in Conjunction with Kevin Schwantz

Sunday, 11.30am
Ducati Stand in Past Masters Area of the Race Paddock- Randy Mamola, Tony Rutter, Carl Fogarty, Neil Hodgson, Alan Cathcart

Sunday, 1.30pm
All the Past Masters Track Sessions listed in the section above

Sunday, 2.45pm
VMCC Stand in Past Masters Area of the Race Paddock - Christian Sarron & “Frankie” Chili

Sunday, 3.15pm
VMCC Stand in Past Masters Area of the Race Paddock in Conjunction with Kevin Schwantz & Randy Mamola

Special thanks to those sponsors, machine owners & event supporters who make the "Past Masters" possible:
- Footman James Insurance Brokers, Bonhams Auctioneers, Michelin Tyre PLC, Steve Wheatman (Classic Suzuki racing Team), Ducati (UK), Ducati Coventry (John Hackett), Chris Parrish, Barry Broughton, Mike West Racing, Suzuki (GB), ERIKS (UK) The National Motorcycle Museum (Birmingham), Brian Crighton, Norton Motorcycles, Fireworks International, The Sammy Miller Museum, Martin Jones, Brooklands Museum Volunteers, Mike Morris, Tony Salt (TST Tyres),Ivan Rhodes, CB Racing, Hubert Rigal, Irving Vincent Racing Team, Alto Performance, Rave Motorsport, Phil Morris Racing, Team Collins & Russell Kawasaki, Team Crooks Suzuki, Mallory Park, Mortons Media, Eriks (UK) plus all our Riders & Suppliers of machines for their generosity.











OTHER ATTRACTIONS

AVENUE OF CLUBS 2012

Over 50 One Make Clubs & VMCC Sections will be displaying in the Avenue of Clubs in 2012 with this area always being 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.

The Ave of Clubs is now sold out with the entries for 2012 being-

ABC
AJS & Matchless Owners Club
Benelli Motobi Club GB
Best Feet Forward MCC
BMW Club (The)
BMF
British Motorcycle Charitable Trust
BSA East Midlands
CBX Riders MC Club
Chiltern Section VMCC
Classic Bike
Cotswold Motorcycle & Three Wheeler Club
Cotton Owners & Enthusiasts Club  
Cyclemotor Section VMCC
Ducati Sporting Club
Francis Barnett Owners Club
Gamma List (The)
Greeves Riders Association
Harley Davidson Riders Club of Great Britain
Hednesford Motorcycle Club
Honda CB1100R Owners Club
Honda CBF Owners Club
LC Club (The)
Italian M/C Owners Club
Kawasaki Triples Club
Kettle Club (The)
London Douglas MCC
Marston Sunbeam Club & Register 
Moto Guzzi Club GB  
Moto Morini Riders Club
Motorcycle Action Group (MAG)
MZ Riders Club
NABD
(National Association for Bikers with a Disability)
National Autocycle & Cyclemotor Club
North West Section VMCC
Northampton Section VMCC
Norton Owners Club
Rob North Racers
Rudge Enthusiast Club
Scott Owners Club/Shuttleworth Museum
Scuderia di Srattori e Stalloni
Sheffield Section VMCC
South Hants Section VMCC
Sunbeam Owners Fellowship
Tamworth & District MCC
Taverners Section VMCC
Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club
Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club - Derby Branch
Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club - Meriden Branch
Trident Rocket 3 Owners Club
Triumph Tiger Cub Club & Register
UK Honda Turbo Association
Velocette Owners Club
VJMC
VMCC British Historic Racing
(In the Race Paddock)

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

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AUTOJUMBLE/TRADE AREA

Autojumble & Trade Area
There will be a much expanded Autojumble & Trade Area at the 2012 event. Held on both days the huge 100 plus pitch area will be situated in a new location at the end of the Ave of Clubs running up towards the “Lodge” spectator gates featuring the following traders (with many more TBA)-

Bitza-Beeza
Bikerchicks-Online
M J Ash
MC Motorcycles
Yorksbikes Ltd
Jumbo GB
Kallis Badges
Motorcycle Lifts
D.J.B. Enterprises
Belcher Enterprises
CRC Motorcycles
British Motor Cycle Spares
Steve Bike Spares
MV Augsta
Altiss Engineering
Puncturesafe East Midlands
Crossbow-Calenders.com
The Cub Mag
Tonguan (UK) Limited
Dave Street
Triple D's
Christopher Morris
Point Two
S and R Picker
Unicorn Trading
Knee-down
Winding Roads Limited
Sugar & Spice
Motus Bike Wear Ltd
Chronometric Instrument Services
Isle of Man TT Marshalls
Faircharm Restorations
Proto GB Ltd
Classic Bike Bits & Bobs
Abrasives & Polishing Solutions
Bajman
Tangerine Racing
XR Racing
Royal Enfield Bikes
LB Restoration Services
Debby's Engraving Studio
Fielders Motorcycles
Keith Martin Photography
DMJ Motorcycles
Jan warnstrom
SRM Engineering Ltd
Wrights Auto Supplies
Hel Mobile
Classic Motoring Enamels
Autopaint
B.G. Motorcycles
Central Wheel Componants
Linden Adams Photography
Britbikeart.com
Abasport
Hunter Class LTD
Bike Paint UK
Nigel Newman

In The Race Paddock-
Ducati UK
Michelin Tyre PLC
Triumph Live
Wileman Photography
Hawksley Engineering
Mortons Media
Footman James Insurance
Bonhams Auctioneers
Clinton Enterprises
Carrot Cycles
The Chain Man

Each pitch measures 5M X 6M which can be booked by contacting Helen Norcombe our organising partner Morvis Events 07545 160353 or e-mail  helen@morvisevents.co.uk  Download Trade Booking Form.

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SPECTATORS

Entry Tickets Advance On the Gate
Friday 6th
(from 12.00 midday for evening entertainment only)
Not Available £5.00
Saturday 7th £15.00 £16.00
Sunday 8th £18.00 £20.00
Weekend (Friday-Sunday inclusive). £31.00 £36.00
     
Camping (per unit – up to 4 persons)
Payable at the event only
  £25.00
Extra persons   £6.00
     
Under 14’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 £25.00 per “unit" - up to 4 persons for the entire week-end, Fri-Sun inclusive. Extra persons £6.00 each.
Under 14’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 08th July.

VMCC ENTERTAINMENT MARQUEE & BAR FEATURING THE CLASSIC RACER STAGE 2012

A Packed Grid
Finding a crowd pleasing Guest of Honour isn’t always an easy task, a fact I know all too well as I am the man responsible to attracting a legend from the world of motorcycle sport to the two Stafford shows organised by Mortons Media. So filling a grid with them must be one big challenge.
After last year’s incredible turnout at the Festival, which saw Kenny Roberts returning the Mallory Park, equalling it in 2012 was a huge ask; but check the entry list, for my money headed by hugely popular Kevin Schwantz, and I think you’ll agree this year’s Festival is set to be another belter. Once again we, Mortons Media, have got behind the Festival. I personally wouldn’t want to miss it; what can be better than the opportunity to relive old times by charging round the great little Mallory circuit, minus all its silly chicanes, followed by a few beers, in the company of some great people, in the Classic Racer sponsored marquee.
Fingers crossed for a sun soaked weekend. See you there!

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 Nelsons Column (5.2% 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 6th & Saturday 07th 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 08th.

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
(Also Sunday 08th Lunchtime 12.30-1.00pm). Back for 2012 is the 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 again for 2012 to Entertain You!
What can we say. After another fabulous two nights last year, they're back! "Chaser' will once again be keeping you on the dance floor at this year's event. The marquee was packed on both nights in 2011, dancing to a great mix of classics that you all know and love. The sets were designed to get everyone up and they didn't disappoint. A quality lighting rig and professional sound engineering will make sure this year will carry on in the same vein. New numbers are promised too!! 'Chaser' love this event and it is the highlight of their busy year. There is some excellent Youtube footage from last year. Just go to www.chaser.uk.com and at the bottom of the Homepage you'll find the links. Looking forward to another couple of great nights!

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 (Also Sunday 08th Lunchtime 12.30-1.00pm).
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 2012 GENERAL TIMETABLE OF EVENTS (Note specific days, some attractions Fri, Sat or Sunday only, locations marked on event map)

TRACK SESSIONS - Sat 07th & Sunday 08th July 2012 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 07th & Sunday 08th July 2012 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 07th & Sunday 08th July 2012 9.00am - Event Close
There will be a huge new Auto jumble & trade area held on both days of the 2012 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, hams Auctioneers, Michelin, Ducati UK, Mortons Media, The National Motorcycle Museum, Hawksley Solo Starters & Carrot Cycles (Race Service)

PRE 65 TRIAL - Sat 07th July 2012 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 08th July 2012 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

STUNT SHOW- Sun 08th July 2012 12.30pm-1.00pm The Paul Hanks Streetbike Stunt Show.
An extra Sunday Lunchtime session of stunts by the Paul Hanks Streetbike stunt show which will take place on Stebbe Straight (overlooked by the entertainment marquee).

SPRINT DEMONSTRATION - Sun 08th July 2012 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 07th & Sunday 08th July 2012 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 08th July 2012 1.25pm - 2.45pm
In association with event partners Michelin & Ducati (UK) see an incredible line up of Past Masters and machines take to the track in a spine tingling display of site’s 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 08/07/12 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 08/07 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.comm
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 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”. on.
Link to Mallory Park Map - PDF file