Cadwell sidecar revival continues

With this year seeing the second running of this unique event at Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park, the weekend of June 22-23 also marks the 70th anniversary of the FIM World Sidecar Championship, which is the longest surviving road racing championship that actually remains in the same format as it was in its year of introduction, 1949, and the weekend will also celebrate 40 years of LCR chassis success.

With sponsorship from the local Massingberd Mundy Lincoln Red Beef brand, a local product and initiative from the South Ormsby Estate, just eight miles from the Cadwell Park circuit, the weekend begins with a test, practice and publicity day on the Friday, followed by a VIP reception for celebrity guests that evening, before a full weekend of racing.

A classic Cadwell image, as Chris Vincent powers his BMW through the right-hander before the Mountain in September 1963.

Championship racing comes from FSRA F2 outfits, as well as the thundering four-strokes of the Carmathias Cup (with classic outfits from the 1950s, 60s and 70s), while Louis Christen himself will be on hand to explain the theories behind his LCR chassis development, and how they became so successful with no less than 37 world titles captured within the 40-year time span!

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