Neil Hellings, Chief Executive Auto Cycle Union is pleased to confirm the
latest, but still growing, line-up of racing motor cycles being displayed or
ridden at The Sheene Run in Rugby on 3rd July 2005.
The Sheene Run has managed to secure 13 motor cycles ridden by Barry Sheene,
7 of these bikes are due to be ridden around the 1 mile closed public road
'circuit' through Rugby's Town Centre.
Barry's 1976 and 1977 World Championship winning Suzuki XR14 (RG500) Grand
Prix bikes have been brought over from his Australian home, the first time
in over 20 years they have been in this country and will be ridden at the
event by Steve Parrish and Mick Grant.
The latest addition to the collection is a 1975 RG500 with the engine used
by Barry at Assen, Netherlands to give Suzuki and himself their first 500cc
Grand Prix victory.
Other Sheene bikes include; Bultaco TSS, 2 x Seeley Suzuki TR500, 3 x Fred
Walmsley Manx Norton's and a further 4 of Barry's Suzuki RG500's, a XR05
from 1974, a 1975 XR14, a 1983 XR40 and a1984 XR45.
In addition to the superb Sheene Paddock there will be a collection of 20
racers from the 1920/30's on display in the 'Brooklands Paddock'. A further
race bike paddock will be home to over 50 race machines, taking part in
cavalcades throughout the day including;
- Bakker Suzuki GSXR Manx Norton 350
- BSA 500 Sidecar Matchless G50
- Dresda Honda 750 Rickman Metisse Kawasaki
- Dresda Kawasaki 900 Rudge 350
- Ducati 900 SS Rob North BSA Rocket 3
- Franco Morini Special 50cc Royal Enfield GP5
- Honda 250/4 Seeley 500 Sidecar
- Honda 400/4 Seeley Suzuki TR500
- Honda CR 93 Replica Suzuki GSXR 600
- Honda CR110 Suzuki GSXR 750
- Honda CYB 72 Suzuki RG 500
- Honda Fireblade Suzuki TR500
- Honda RC 145 Replica TriBSA T650
- Honda RC 171 Replica Triumph Thunderbird
- Honda RC 181 Replica Triumph Thunderbird Outfit
- Honda RS125 Triumph Thunderbird Outfit
- Honda RS 250 Yamaha RD 350
- Kawasaki 250 Yamaha TZ 250
- Kawasaki AR50 Moped Racer Yamaha TZ 350
- Kawasaki H1R Racer
- Kawasaki Z1000
Plus Mike Hailwood's TT winning Honda 250/4 and Mick Grant's Kawasaki 750.
With this huge variety of machinery taking part and the many different
sounds produced by the bikes will create an awesome atmosphere in the close
confines of the Town Centre.
Away from the paddocks there will be bands and solo artists performing a
variety of music throughout the day on the stage alongside the Clock Towers
Shopping Centre. On the same stage there will be an auction, with all
proceeds going to MENCAP, items to be auctioned include many racing
memorabilia, from both 70/80's and modern day era.
The day will start at approximately 1030hrs when riders participating in the
National Rally are shown the chequered flag for completing their set
distances and will then embark on a 'lap' of the Town Centre.
Kevin Carmichael will be entertaining the crowds with his stunt display
around part of the closed public roads circuit. In Caldecott Park, adjacent
to the Sheene Paddock, Martin Crosswaite and his Team will be demonstrating
their skills in the X-Treme Trials Display.
On Saturday Evening many members of the public will be dining with friends
and associates of Barry Sheene's racing career at a Black Tie Dinner. VIP
guests include friend and team mate Steve Parrish, Barry's mechanic Martyn
Ogbourne, Fred Walmsley owner/builder of Barry's last racing machines, frame
builder Colin Seeley and formers racers John Cooper and Mick Grant. Some of
Barry's will be on display at the dinner. A few places are still available,
call Tania on 01788 566415.
Neil Hellings said, "This years event has come together extremely well and
both Rugby Borough Council and the ACU are committed to making it a success
and ensuring The Sheene Run becomes an annual event. Unfortunately,
circumstances have prevented Stephanie from joining us this year, but her
willingness to attend next years event will give everybody a terrific boost
for raising the standard yet again"