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One Of Racing's Best Kept Secrets - This is an event for any motorcycle enthusiast.

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One Of Racing's Best Kept Secrets - This is an event for any motorcycle enthusiast.

Donington Classic Bike Festival This Weekend 3rd -5th August 2018

classic bike racing donington park

Becoming increasingly more popular, the sound & sights of a classic bike racing event is intoxicating, & racing is what this festival is all about, racing like it used to be in the halcyon era of British motorcycling.

With 500-600 exotic machines taking to the track in more than forty different races, Donington is host to the biggest, most prestigious classic motorcycle festival. Featuring the largest collection of the world’s most iconic championship winning racing machines from the period 1945-1986, these extraordinary bikes are raced mostly by ordinary but totally dedicated enthusiasts.

Close racing, full grids & friendly race paddocks with National and European Championships, plus some of the best riders in the world and well-known personalities and you get an event which delivers a real high.

If you’re into bike racing, don’t miss it! 

crmc lansdowne cup classic bike racing donington park

Racing his Manx Nortons for more than a decade in the CRMC Lansdowne Cup and at Goodwood, racer, Ian Bain is Thirty times British Historic Championship winner and 2010 Goodwood Revival Winner. 

ian bain thirty time british historic champion goodwood revival winner

As a well-known and respected personality within classic bike racing in the UK,  we visited Ian's workshop with a Davida Full Face Koura helmet – created for Davida by Formula 1 & Moto GP helmet designers, Ian is particularly impressed with the superior vision of the Davida Koura, he only had one comment to make... ‘phenomenal’

davida koura full face motorcycle helmet classic bike racing

davida koura full face motorcycle helmet classic bike racing

Ian will be racing his collection of Manx Nortons at Donington this weekend. 

1962 6 Speed Special

1953 Long Stroke

1935 CSI Works machine - 'Cammie Norton'. This bike was originally raced by Jimmie Guthrie as shown here in the 1935 IOM Senior TT

jimmie guthrie manx norton works rider 1935 senior TT IOM

Ian is sure his 1935 CS1 Works Manx Norton is the oldest bike currently still been raced on a regular basis.

He'll be racing the 1953 Long Stroke will be at Goodwood next month

Guthrie was a famous Scottish motorcycle racer winning19 motorcycle Grand Prix wins, 3 victories in the North West 200 and 6 wins at the Isle of Man TT races. He died in 1937 when motorcycle racing in Germany.

TT Race Marshal Signal Box on the A18 Mountain Road looking north towards Guthrie's Memorial and the Point of Ayre.

TT Race Marshal Signal Box on the A18 Mountain Road looking north towards Guthrie's Memorial and the Point of Ayre.

 

 


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