VMCC Banbury Run 2012 Dates Announced

VMCC BANBURY RUN 2012 DATES ANNOUNCED The VMCC Ltd is delighted to announce that dates for the 64th VMCC Banbury Run that will be held at the Motor Heritage Centre, Gaydon, Warks on Sunday 17th June 2012. The Event With the support of our sponsors Footman James Insurance Brokers, Bonhams auctioneers & Old Bike Mart the format of the 64th “run” will be similar to 2011 but with new routes and checkpoints to challenge the riders. Indeed, with 600 entrants the VMCC Banbury Run is the biggest gathering & run in the world for machines manufactured before 1931.

Operating over 3 different routes which all converge back on Gaydon the Banbury Run caters for those who wish to enter a timed event or those just enjoying the thrill of riding with so many other Vintage, Veteran & Pioneer bikes. This year discounted entries fees will be available for Veteran machines (manufactured prior to 01/01/15) to encourage more of the very oldest bikes to enter the event. All 600 places will sell out before the closing date of 28/02/12 so it’s important that the entry forms which are available from VMCC HQ on 03/01/12 are returned as quickly as possible.


The event represents superb value for money because for an all inclusive price of just £7.00 spectators can not only enjoy the day’s event & park for free but also get free entry into the amazing Motor Heritage Museum at Gaydon. Reduced price entry available if booked in advance from the Motor Heritage Centre Ticket Hotline – 01926 645029 (opening times may vary, booking fee applicable).

As in 2011 parking is close by the main entrance to the site which allows those visiting the autojumble to carry their purchases back to their vehicles without too much of a hike! The Bonhams Auction Following on from the enormous success of the first auction run in conjunction with the event VMCC event partner Bonhams are having a sale of Pioneer, Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle’s the day before the “run” on Sat 16th July 2012.

The venue for the auction will be Bonhams prestigious Saleroom at Banbury Rd, Shipton on Cherwell, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1JH. The Autojumble/Club Stands Supported by Old Bike Mart the famous Banbury Run autojumble is always a favourite as one of the best sources of Veteran & Vintage Motorcycle spares.

If you are interested in an autojumble pitch please contact Vicky Frost at VMCC HQ or email members@vmcc.net. We also have space for Club displays so the VMCC welcomes applications from Clubs both big and small who would like to have a presence at this historic event. Please contact Sam Brown sambrown@vmcc.net for more details.