Stafford marks the ‘ton’

This year’s Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show, the 39th iteration of the Spring Stafford extravaganza, will celebrate 100 years of racing on the Isle of Man.

Clearly, it’s not a century since racing on Mona’s Isle first started as, of course, that was celebrated back in 2007, but there have been 100 years in which motorcycle racing has taken place on the Island.

Aside from the year that foot and mouth disease put a halt to racing (2001) the two world wars meant that there was a total of 12 years when racing didn’t take place.

The Stafford display will cover the entire century of race machinery, with guest stars also including popular TT racers Ian Hutchinson and the sidecar racing Birchall brothers, Tom and Ben. Chester shop owner and ex-TT racer Charlie Williams will also be bringing his Yamahas, and launching his biography at the show too.

Steve Plater will be interviewing the guests, and double TT winner Alex George will be answering questions too.

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