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
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).