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Giacomo Agostini Heads Star Cast of Two-wheeled Heros at the International Historic Motorsport Show 2006 - January 12th 2006


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    Fans of classic competition motorcycles are in for a rare treat at the 3rd International Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh Park on 24-26 February 2006. A feast of famous bikes and riders will be coming to the Show, with Giacomo Agostini opening the Show to the public at 10.30am on Saturday 25 February.

    Agostini is just one of many big names from the world of two-wheeled sport who will be available for autographs. Eight-times TT winner Phil Read will be there, not to mention Steve Parrish, plus seven-times TT winner Mick Grant. In addition to the star guests, a host of very special bikes will be on display, including Mick Grant's first Manx GP bike: the Jim Lee Velocette which led to his TT racing career.

    Alongside the Jim Lee Velocette on the main motorcycle feature stand will be two of Barry Sheene's World Championship-winning bikes, those which took him to victory in 1976 and 1977. These bikes belong to the Sheene family and this will be the last opportunity to see them in Europe. After the Show, the two Suzuki RG500s (in Heron colours) will be returned to Australia.

    Barry's World Championship bikes will be displayed next to the Fred Walmsley Manx Norton, his own personal classic racing bike, which Barry road to a double win at Donington Park in the 2001 British GP support race, and also to a win at Goodwood in 2001.

    On the same stand is one of the very first Kawasaki works superbikes: the 1972 H2R 750, with its three-cylinder, two-stroke, air-cooled engine, ridden in its day by Gary Nixon. It has just arrived from America in its characteristic bright green and white livery, complete with Daytona scrutineering tags on the Randy Hall racing frame. The bike's tank is signed by Gary Nixon, Randy Hall and team manager Bob Hansen.

    With all this comes the spectacular indoor pre-'65 classic motorcycle trial, with both solos and sidecars, not to mention the Show's four-wheeled action and displays. From Group B cars on the rally stage, to autotests and historic kart racing, plus 450 displays covering historic racing, rallying, hillclimbs and drag-racing, trials and classic motorcycles; plus engineering, car preparation and accessory companies; to books, art and memorabilia, an autojumble, and a Bonhams auction; there's something for everyone.

    Advance tickets cost 15 for one day or 28 for two days, with accompanied children under 16 free. On-the-day prices are 18 for one day or 30 for two days. Call the Ticket Hotline on 08450 70 68 70, or book online at www.historicmotorsportshow.com (using the Tickets Page).