Saturday was definitely the best choice, warm and sunny all day.
Greg Madero, Kawasaki 650, celebrates after winning both Supertwin races.
Johnny Towers, Kawasaki 650 was runner up in both Supertwin races.
Jason Markham survives a trip on the grass out of Coppice
Michael Neeves, BMW 1000
Dave Brook, BMW 1000
Lee Williams, Kawasaki 1000
Luke MacRea accelerating hard at the start of the Supersport race.
Chris Ganley, Yamaha 1000 - brave and inspirational I wouldn't have thought it possible.
Sportsman and Elite 600 riders held at the chicane after red flag.
William White, 600 Elite points leader
I watched the first race infield at Redgate and decided to move to the Craner Curves for Race 2 - Golden Era Supersport and Steelsport. The race was hardly underway when there was a spectacular accident as Adam Darnell lost the bikes rear - the way it went down looked a little odd . I quickly started firing as the accident unfolded and more riders got involved. Sparklight team-mate Chris Hellewell with nowhere to go took a nasty fall and the Yamaha of Karl Foster cartwheeled at some speed and distance, narrowly missing Adam Darnell. Fortunately and surprisingly no-one suffered any serious injury.
Aaron Staniforth Honda CBR 1000
Tom Neave Kawasaki ZX6R
Blackstock / Rosney LCR Suzuki 600
Lee Crawford LCR Suzuki 600
Rikki Mcgovern Honda RVF400 vs Tom Saville Kawasaki ZXR400
Mark Goodings Kawasaki ZX10R
I arrived early Sunday morning and was surprised to find that the event programmes had sold out on Saturday, which presumably reflected a good turnout for the previous days racing which included an endurance race. I tried to download a timetable on my phone unsuccessfully – Vodafone data connectivity at Cadwell Park often seems hit and miss and really should be better. Fortunately revised Sunday timetables were available at the paddock shop/office. I watching much of the mornings practice at the Mountain, a number of riders clearly enjoyed this section, and I thought the Neave twins (pre injector 600 class) in particular tackled this section in some style. However one or two riders should count themselves lucky! The racing didn’t disappoint and was generally competitive but clean throughout the classes. A good day but not having a programme was a real pain for me and many of the following photos are caption-less, if anyone can help here I’d be grateful.
Tom Neave (top) coming out of Coppice.
and after the race.
Too much brake approaching the mountain section
TSGP Yamaha TZ350 - Paul Fyson
A Velocette in a Suzuki frame - can't imagine what it would be like the other way round!
This is a 1968 Lynton 500 DOHC 4 valve, a one off, made by Colin Lyster. The bottom half is a Hillman Imp engine with Lysters own cylinder head. A lack of funds apparently led to the project being abandoned.
I don't think I've ever seen so many holes drilled in one motorcycle.
Beautiful Vincent Comet.
Good looking Kawasaki Z440 cafe racer.
I love MVs, this 2015 MV Agusta F4 RC (1 of just 250) must be the best looking bike out there.
Just to rub it in this was around the corner.
And then another.
At the other end of the scale was this gorgeous little French 75cc Burdin which is actually a "derny" used as a pacing machine for cycling events.
A Gillette Special195cc. Take 3 Mobylette moped cylinder heads and cylinders with home built crankcases in a Gilera frame and you have a Gillette.
I liked this - the bike / rider combination had a good period look although I couldn't identify the Triumph model.
Going for it! Vanessa McGlone getting the last mph out of her 1962 49cc Phillips Panda.
There was a huge grid of Superkarts which as ever were highly entertaining and really fast. Unfortunately the numbers in the bike races were much smaller. Despite this there were some excellent performances with both Mark Ess and Craig Neve in dominant form and I was impressed by Matthew Rangeley on his Aprilia RRV450.
Matthew Rangeley - Aprilia RRV450
Craig Neve - Honda CBR 600
Mark Ess - Yamaha OW01
Gavin Bennet - DEA Anderson
Mark Goodings - Kawasaki ZX6 600
Mick Goodings - Kawasaki ZX6 600
Without a doubt the Victory Motorcycle stand was one of the busiest at the show (see it in the gallery)
Just coming down.
I’m not familiar with the various classes held by the VMCC but besides the usual Triumphs, Nortons, Velocettes and BSAs there were plenty of other interesting and unusual motorcycles (to me at any rate!). It was great to see (and hear) many of them being raced hard. The sidecar races which included some Morgans as ever featured some Read More...