A fantastic CRMC Classic Bike Festival, The Lansdowne Cup races and a new Davida photoshoot, all at one event – Donington Park Circuit on 9-11th August 2013
Over the weekend we joined in with the Classic Bike Festival & watched the Lansdowne Cup races on the Donington Park circuit, in the only way we know how ! We had a fantastic time on our latest photoshoot with our Photographer, Gareth Buddo,who took this photo, and from left to right, riders; Gudlaug, Jules, Sharon, Stuey, our new model from Merseyside, Jasmine, another great Photographer & fix it woman, Ruth Dillon and last but not least Fid The Lid, Together, Team Davida and the amazing range of classic racing bikes at this event, it all added up to superb photoshoot with a huge difference.
As fans of Classic Racing, Davida took the opportunity to take some historic images of some of the Classic Bike Racers at the event with our lids. So special thanks to; Ian Bain racing his CS1 Norton, Joppi racing his Manx Norton, Sam Rhodes racing his Manx Norton, and Sammy Miller parading on his V8 Guzzi, to name just a few racers who joined in with the Davida photoshoot.
We also spotted John Bottomley from Brooklands Museum in bespoke Davida Jet which we created for him a few years ago. Johns design is based on the shape of the Brooklands Circuit. John was out on a machine known as a Triumph ‘Wicksteed’. It is a faithful replica, created by Titch Allen and his son Roger, in 1988 and confirmed by Ivan Wicksteed when he rode it, in 1988, at Brooklands. It is a 1938 496cc Triumph Speed Twin fitted with an Arnott Supercharger, the original machine set the outright 500cc lap record at Brooklands on the 8th October 1938 at 118.02 mph. With the track closing in 1939 this record will never be broken. It is currently part of The Dick Shepherd Triumph Motorcycle Factory Collection and is on display in Brooklands Museum.
The major difference and great appeal of this unique CRMC event at Donington Park is that it aims to recreate 1950’s & 1960’s racing, both for the racers and spectators alike. The free and relaxed spectator access to all areas, together with the mind blowing sound of the classic racing bikes on open megas made this weekend utterly exciting. Our congratulations and thanks must go to everyone who organised this event at Donington Park and we strongly urge you to go next year. If you can’t wait that long, you can see many of these Classic Racers and hear their machines at The Goodwood Revival on 13-15th September 2013.
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