Barry Sheene’s two world championship-winning Suzuki RG500s will be among the star attractions at the Cumbria Steam Gathering at Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7LS, from 9am until 5pm each day over the weekend of July 29/30.
The four-cylinder two-strokes, on which Barry won the two titles in 1976 and 1977, had been stored at his home on Australia’s Gold Coast since the charismatic, outspoken and highly skilled rider passed away in March 2003, and were shipped back to the UK to celebrate the
40th anniversary of the first of those victories.
They were seen on many special occasions last year, including the Oliver’s Mount race circuit at Scarborough, and because of Barry’s passion for historic road racing in his later years, ‘Ollie’s’ big event on June 22/23 this year will be named The Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki.
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