Here’s a big update to whet your appetite in preparation for this years VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes at Mallory Park on 10/11/12 July 2009. You will find listed below all the on & off track activity & whilst most of the timetable is now in place we still have one or two more surprises to announce as regards our Past Masters & Celebrity riders. Keep checking the press or event website www.vmcc.net for updates.
With Carl Fogarty making a rare track appearance plus the new Norton Rotary with Michael Dunlop fresh from the TT, yet again the Festival offers the biggest & best line up of star riders. Latest news is that Jim Redman will be joining us on track piloting a works CR750 Honda with Terry Rymer joining us for a second time on one of the National Motorcycle Museums Rotary Norton Racers.
TRACK SESSIONS (Sat 11th & Sun 12th July)
Track sessions in which anyone can ride their own solo or outfit will take place over both days of the event. Machines will be grouped according to type with Road Machine Sessions on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July and Race Machine sessions on Sunday 11th July only.
PRE 65 TRIAL (Sat 11th July)
The Taverners section of the VMCC will again be organising a pre-65 Trial which will be taking place on Sat 11th July 2009 in the wooded area next to Gerards bend, entries from VMCC HQ.
GRASS TRACK (Sun 12th July)
The Grasstrack will be held on Sunday 12th July 2009 on a great course which is situated just outside the Mallory pay-line near Kirkby Mallory Church. This year the Grasstrack Demonstration promises to be just as good as last years exciting event with excellent racing with close dices and fearless passing. The format of the demonstration this year follows the usual structure of VMCC Grasstrack meetings. Organised by he Grass Track Section of The VMCC for more details and an entry form please contact the entries secretary via VMCC HQ
SPRINT DEMONSTRATION (Sun 12th July)
The 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. We will have two sessions during Sunday 12th July. For 2009 there will be a large marquee in the Race Paddock 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. Organised by The Sprint Section of the VMCC more details can be gained by visiting the dedicated website: – www.vmccsprint.co.uk
PAST MASTERS PARADE (Sunday 12th July) THE BEST IS BACK!
The VMCC is proud to announce some very exciting news concerning this year’s event as regards our world beating “Past Masters” track sessions. None other than 4 times World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty MBE will be riding a very special race machine in our “Past Masters” track feature on Sunday 12th July. Also following Norton’s return to the 2009 TT with Michael Dunlop on the new Norton NRV Race Machine both man & machine will be out on track in a feature that will also include some special celebrity guest riders aboard the new Norton Commando road bikes! Keeping with a Norton theme Sammy Miller MBE will be giving the first public track outing to the newly restored “Lowboy” prototype race machine.
Courtesy of the National Motorcycle Museum, four of the Original Norton Rotary Race Machines will be out on track with the original riders on board including Steve Spray, Trevor Nation, Ian Simpson & Terry Rymer. Also on the afternoon of Sunday 12th July a plethora of riders including Multiple World Champion Phil Read MBE will join with a whole host of famous names on track for the Stars Parade which forms the highlight of the Festival.
Here are just some of the names already confirmed (keep watching out for updates):-
CARL FOGARTY MBE DUCATI 996 (also doing signings throughout the event.)
TITCH ALLEN OBE BEM MORGAN
STEVE ALLEN TITCH ALLEN VELOCETTE KSS
ALTO PERFORMANCE TEAM
PHIL READ JNR VYRUS DUCATI 944 RVC2v08
PHIL READ MBE ALTO PERFORMANCE MV AUGUSTA F4
CLASSIC ENDURANCE TEAM
TONY CAWTE JOEY DUNLOP WORKS HONDA 250
JIM REDMAN HONDA CR750
RON CHANDLER WORKS BSA ROCKET 3
JOHN COOPER WORKS BSA ROCKET 3
JOHN DAVIES MAGNI MOTO GUZZI
DES EVANS VINCENT GREY FLASH
MAURICE EVANS HONDA RC161
BILL DAWSON VELOCETTE “COVEL”
MICK GRANT TUL-ARIS 800
SUZUKI RG 500
DAVID HAILWOOD HONDA RC181
KEITH HECKLES MANX NORTON 500
MICK HEMMINGS TAIT 500 GP TRIUMPH
OLLIE HOWE MANX NORTON 500
ROB MALTBY YAMAHA TZ 250
SAMMY MILLER MBE GILERA 500
NORTON LOWBOY PROTOTYPE
MICHAEL DUNLOP NRV ROTARY RACER
CELEBRITY RIDERS TBC NEW NORTON COMMANDO ROAD BIKES!
NATIONAL M/C MUSEUM
TREVOR NATION JPS NORTON RCW ROTARY
STEVE SPRAY JPS NORTON RCW ROTARY
IAN SIMPSON DUCKHAMS QXR NORTON ROTARY
TERRY RYMER DUCKHAMS QXR NORTON ROTARY
WESLEY WALL TRIUMPH GP500
PHIL MORRIS RACING
FRANK PERRIS YAMAHA 250 V4
TOMMY ROBB HONDA 250-4
TONY RUTTER DUCATI 750 F2
IVAN RHODES 1939 VELOCETTE WORKS 350 & AJS BIG PORT 350
GRAHAM RHODES VELOCETTE ‘ROARER’
HOWARD GERMAN MELLORS 1937 VELOCETTE WORKS 500
SAM RHODES TOMKINSON 1928 VELOCETTE KTT 400
COLIN SEELEY SEELEY 750 COMMANDO
KEN SPRAYSON ROYAL ENFIELD GP5
BILL SIMPSON YAMAHA TZ750
PIERO LAVERDA LAVERDAV6 1000cc
FERNANDO CAPELLOTTO LAVERDA RGS TT F1 1000CC
EDUARDO DOSSENA LAVERDA TT F2 600CC
MARNIX VAN DER SCHALK LAVERDA SFC 750CC
MICK GRANT SUZUKI RG500 & TUL-ARIS 800 GP BIKE
TONY SALT EX ROGER MARSHALL GSXR750
RICHARD TRACY KENNY ROBERTS TZ250
CHRIS VINCENT NORTON ROTARY OUTFIT
MALC WHEELER SEELEY G50 & HONDA RC163
CHARLIE WILLIAMS MAXTON TZ385 &WORKS HONDA SUPERBIKE
HONDA RC163 250/4s In addition to the above star studded line-up & courtesy of Phil Morris Racing we will be featuring no less than 18 Honda 250-4 cylinder machines as part of our Past Masters feature. Lead by Tommy Robb, David Hailwood & Malc Wheeler this will be the biggest ever collection of these amazing sounding machines assembled on track at the same time. Imagine the noise (music!)
AVENUE OF CLUBS
Over 40 Clubs that have already confirmed their attendance in the Avenue of Clubs including-
AJS & Matchless Owners Club, Brough Superior Owners Club, BSA Owners Club,Gold Star Owners Club, Hesketh Owners Club, Laverda Owners Club, Italian Motorcycle Owners Club GB,MAG UK
Moto Guzzi Club of Great Britain, Moto Morini Riders Club, Norton Owners Club, Rudge Enthusiasts Club, Scott Owners Club, Triumph Owners MCC, TR3 OC, TZ Owners Club
AUTO JUMBLE/TRADE STANDS
There will be a large Auto jumble & Trade display (including our event partners Footman James, Mortons Media, Bonhams & Norton Motorcycles) held on both days of the event which will be situated in the race paddock.
ENTERTAINMENT MARQUEE/THE ACE CAFE ROCK N ROLL STAGE (Fri 10th Sat 11th Sun 12th)
The VMCC entertainment marquee is truly the centre of the off track action during both evenings of the event. With 3 real ales to choose from the bar will be providing refreshment over the 3 days of the event. 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 both Friday & Saturday nights there will be live bands providing entertainment on The Ace Cafe Stage. Also on Saturday evening there will be “Stars on Stage” featuring interviews with some of the Past Masters (incl Carl Fogarty) who will be riding on Sunday. In conjunction with Norton Motorcycles a massive Firework display will light up the Mallory sky at 10.30pm.
For advance spectator ticket sales contact the Mallory Park ticket hot line (01455) 842931
www.mallorypark.co.uk. Camping will be available for spectators at £15.00 per “unit” for the entire week-end, Fri-Sun inclusive. There is no need to pre book as your camping fees will be collected on the day of arrival. Sponsors/Partners-The VMCC LTD would like to acknowledge the support of our event partners & sponsors Footman James Insurance Brokers, Bonhams, The National Motorcycle Museum, Norton Motorcycles, Mortons Motorcycle Media, The Ace Cafe & Eriks UK.