Cadwell Park’s rich 80-year heritage will be celebrated with a festival of celebrity riders, famous machinery, cavalcades of motorcycles and live music on Sunday 3 August. A fantastic line-up of entertainment has been announced by venue owner MSV, whilst three special anniversary races will headline the action on the track.
Centrepiece of the day will be the two Champions of Cadwell Parades, which will feature some of the greatest racing bikes from the last 80 years. Celebrity riders set to participate include Derek Chatterton, Steve Plater, John McGuiness, John Cooper, Guy Martin, Roger Burnet and Gary Johnson, who have all tasted success at the Lincolnshire venue. The sons of famous racers Barry Sheene (Freddie) and Roger Marshall (Adam) will also be taking part.
The day’s programme, organised by the Auto 66 club, will include three special celebration races. The Classic King of Cadwell is for pre-1972 machinery; the Charlie Wilkinson Trophy, named in honour of Cadwell Park’s former custodian, will be contested by 175cc to 750cc pre-1990 Grand Prix two-stroke bikes; and the Tommy Wood Trophy, in honour of the Grand Prix road racer is for pre-1992 Superbikes. The latter trophy was last awarded to a Cadwell Park competitor in the 1990s and past winners have included Wayne Gardner, Roger Marshall and Derek Chatterton.
The event has already attracted motorcycle clubs from around the country, including the Lincoln Motorcycle and Car Club, AJS Matchless Owners Club, BSA Goldstar Clubs, Vellocette Owners Club, Triumph Owners Club, Yamaha Racing Two-Strokes Club, Rob North Racers, Skegness Motorcycle Club, Poachers Pre-65 Club and Wolds Bikers.
In addition to the club areas, there will be vintage and classic racing cars and a classic bike trials display.
To fully enjoy the event’s festival feel, visitors are encouraged to camp at Cadwell Park. There will be live music on the Saturday night from The Tuesdays for those with camping tickets, and The Stolen Fridays will be playing various sets throughout the day on the Sunday.