Stars flocking to celebrate 90 years of grass track at the National Motorcycle Museum

Please note that OBM’s report on page 6 of the October issue, about a celebration of 90 years of grass track racing at the National Motorcycle Museum on Saturday October 14, will take place not in the museum itself but rather in the museum’s conference centre as a private function starting at 6pm, with admission by ticket only. The report that OBM was kindly sent by organiser Rob Lidgate did not make this clear.

A who’s who of grass track racing stretching back over many years will gather at the National Motorcycle Museum on Saturday, October 14 for a huge celebration of 90 years of grass track racing, with some people coming from as far afield as Australia and Canada.

Organiser Rob Lidgate and friends have gathered together a wonderful display of solo and sidecar machines dating from the 1930s up to and including today’s championship-winning bikes, and the riders confirmed to be there just before we went to press were Alf Hagon, Gerry Wheeler, Julian Wigg, Peter Collins, John Britcher, Stan Luck, Steve Smith, Alan Artus, Reg Luckhurst, Graham Hancock, Gerry Goodwin, Dave Nourish, Graham Hurry, Rod Gooding, John and David Meill, Mike Garrad, Alan Gardiner, Steve Hartley, Kevin Ward, Rob Smith, Bob Stanford and Arthur Browning, with hopefully many more.

There will be a buffet meal and interviews with the great champions of the past, and displayed on screens will be photographs taken from the 1930s to the present day by some of the best action photographers in the country.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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