Wednesday, 20 June 2012

VMCC Festival of 1000 bikes

 VMCC Festival of 1000 - or even 1349 bikes!

Mallory Park is girding its loins ready for the Vintage Motorcycle Club's Festival of 1000 bikes which will be held on July 6th-8th. Despite its name, this year the festival in fact has 1349 bikes lined up for the public track

'Past Masters' perform

The Festival fun starts on Friday with live bands to get the atmosphere going. There will be a huge Trade & Autojumble area featuring over 120 stands, a spectacular fireworks display and, hopefully, as flaming June will be over, it might even be sunny!  On Sunday the famous 'Past Masters' star riders track sessions will take place including, amongst others, none other than 1993 500cc GP World Champion 'Revvin' Kevin Schwantz who will be riding an Ex-works Suzuki RGV 500. There will also be pre 65 Trial, Grasstrack & Straight Line Sprinting, and the Avenue of Clubs display.

Ducati are the principal event partner this year and will have a big presence there with Ducati world champions Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty, Neil Hodgson, Paul Smart and Frankie Chilli. 


A friendly chat with the famous...

Other famous riders will be there as well, including: Alan Carter, Ron Chandler, Randy Mamola (in conjuction with 'Riders For Health') and many more. One of the really great things about this festival is that everyone from track participants to spectators can mix with all the star riders in the paddock which makes this probably the friendliest motorcycle event in the World!

Healthy Brunch

'Riders for Health' will be organising a fundraising brunch on Saturday 7th from 10am - 12midday and there will be an auction of signed memorabilia and even the chance to win a ride with Randy Mamola at the Mallory Park circuit if you have a need for speed! To book a place go to the 'Riders for Health' website and look for 'Brunch with the Best' - tickets cost £65 and include free passes for the festival for the rest of the weekend.

Sounds like a really nice event with lots to do and a great atmosphere.

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