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Alan Naul is organising a brand new 50cc event at Mallory park next April !

Alan has this to announce ……


I am organising a 50cc race at Mallory Park, for 50cc machines, on Sunday 24th April 2016.


This is run by EMRA and they will give us our own grid of 50cc bikes providing we can guarantee 20 entries.

 

This will be for both Classic and Freetech bikes.


I need to know ASAP [within a week or two] if realistically we can muster up 20 bikes that will commit to this.


It is essential that EMRA know ASAP so that they can build this into their regulations and entry details for next year.


Hopefully all our 50cc lads and ladies will support this, as many have indicated that this is the type of race and circuit that they would love to be involved with.


Please can you register your commitment via email to 123atn@gmail.com.


With the proviso that there is a full grid of 50cc machines, David Blunt,  (DB TELECOM Coventry ) will award the following prize money:


Overall 1st £100.00

Overall 2nd £50.00

Overall 3rd £35.00

Overall 4th £15.00


Please support this event and if there are any other sponsors out there please join in.


This will, without doubt, be a crowd pleaser !! “

9th NOVEMBER 2015

EXCITING NEW EVENT AT MALLORY PARK !!

10th NOVEMBER 2015

PRE A.G.M. MEETING MINUTES

ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS.

The minutes of the Pre- A.G.M. Meeting held recently, have been posted on the club forum.

Sign in to the forum and navigate to the “Club Matters” section to view the minutes .

12th NOVEMBER 2015

CLUB A.G.M. DATE ANNOUNCED

IMPORTANT….ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS.

The date for the  clubs Annual General Meeting has been announced.

For details please log in to the club forum and navigate to the “Club Matters” section

or log in to the the club’s Facebook page, where the information is repeated.

For those who have no access to the club forum or Facebook page, please note that

all members for whom we have an email address will be contacted shortly via email.

For the remainder of members a letter will shortly be sent detailing the A.G.M. Details.

Crewe and South Cheshire Awards ceremony.

Thanks to all involved in the Tonfanau Road Races presentation evening last weekend, a great night !


 Sam Grief got his Championship Cup and was also awarded the Tommy Robb Cup for best new lap record. This very cup was originally presented to Tommy in the early 60s by Mr Soichiro Honda himself for Hondas first GP win, very special.


Preston and District Motorcycle Club Presentation Evening

Club members collect accolades from the Preston and District club’s awards night.

Congratulations to Kerry Burton ( above right ), who collected the 3rd place 50cc trophy. Kerry is pictured with club member Allan Richardson who collected a trophy for a seperate class

25th NOVEMBER 2015

Congratulations to Alan Naul  ( above ), circuit 50cc champion !

Alan also collected the second place trophy on behalf of Sam Grief

25th NOVEMBER 2015

Isle Of Man section news and results.

The Isle of Man, Classic 50 Racing club, have just released their race dates for 2016.

 These are at the Jurby Circuit.

1st      13th March.

2nd     27th March

3rd     10th April,

4th     24th April

5th     8th May,

6th     22nd May,

7th     12th June,

8th     26th June,

9th     10th July,

10th  14th August,

11th  11th September and

12th  25th September.

Round 9 is Sunday, the day before the Southern 100 [ Monday 11th July]


Isle of Man Classic 50 Racing Club, 2015 Championship results:

 1st Richard Done 581 points, 2nd Martin Stratford Parson 478 points, 3rd Tony Cawte 440 points, 4th Dave Cain 379 points, 5th Peter Swain 221 points, 6th Andy Wells 192points, 7th Matthew Draper 138 points, 8th Dean Elvin 99 points, 9th John Holt 97 points , 10th Andy Watts 77 points, 11th Phil Millard 70 points, 12th Brian Kneale 52 points , 13th Sarah Christian 37 points , 14th Seb Spiers 35 points, 15th Phil Bearney 33 points, 16th David Quarrie 32 points , 17th James Moore 30 points, 18th Simon Starkey 10 points

Very well done to all who took part this year !


30th NOVEMBER 2015

New Club Committee Elected

Following the club AGM  at the weekend a new committee has been elected.

For the details please navigate to the contacts section of this website.

The minutes of the meeting and amendments to the club rules will be posted as soon as possible on this website and membership renewal forms will be sent out to all current members very shortly.

Please return regularly to this website for updates.



3rd DECEMBER 2015

Prescott Hill Climb details announced.

URGENT NEWS !

Details of the Prescott Charity Hill climb have been announced. Places are limited and it’s a very popular event so if you want to enter….and you should !….

Quite apart from being a fantastic event to take part in, it’s the ultimate venue to test the pulling power of your machine to the limit, with a steep hill to climb combined with a sharp hairpin at the steepest part of the course enough to challenge the best of bikes and racers !!

The event is always packed with enthusiastic public spectators who really love our tiny bikes and crowd around us in the assembly area, so you can feel like a real star for the day !!

We’ve been a feature at the event for a couple of years now and were always cheered on by fans of tiny race bikes grinning ear to ear !

So come on, get involved and support some great charities too.

You can visit the events web site here www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk

4th DECEMBER 2015

New Machine regulations announced.

Following the club AGM  at the weekend the new machine regulations as discussed at the meeting have been discussed and formalised by the Technical Committee and published here on the website.

For full details please navigate to the technical page.

7th DECEMBER 2015

A.G.M. Minutes available for download.

Following the club A.G.M, the minutes of the meeting are now available to download via the downloads section of this website.

Please also note that this week membership renewal forms will be sent to all existing members and those who expressed an intent to join at the A.G.M.

Membership forms will also be made available for download from this website very shortly.

13th DECEMBER 2015

Championship Races Announced !

Championship dates for 2016 have been announced, with exiting new circuits included.

Also an opportunity to display our bikes at the Silverstone day of champions and an invitation to the British Historic Racing practice day at Mallory Park.

Please navigate to the “What’s On” page for details of the championship races.

18th DECEMBER 2015

Prize money for Anglesey Championship round !

We have received an important announcement from Vince Gunning, Vince Writes :-

“For the first round of the Classic Championship that is held with the CRMC (Anglesea July 9th) there will be an extra £100 in prize money to be split as follows:

1st £45,  2nd £30,  3rd £15,  4th £10

Sponsorship by Spencer Classic racing..who are as keen to see classic 50's on the grid as anyone.

 My sincere thanks to them.”

Many thanks to Vince.

You can visit Spencer classic racing  here:-   www.spencerracing.co.uk

20th DECEMBER 2015

2015 awards presentation meeting !

The awards presentation meeting has been arranged by Zac Grief.

Zac Says :-

“Hi all, I have booked the Green Man, Willington, Derbyshire for the presentation on Sat 16th January 2016 from 13:00 hrs

There will be awards for the overall top 5 places, air cooled and water cooled cup. There are also awards for best ride and best achievement 2015.

All points scorers will receive a small trophy.

The 4 stroke and pre 70 cups have already been given out by the previous committee.

I realise it's a long journey for some and it will be the third time but please make an effort to attend, it's been an up and down year for the club and this can be a celebration of 2015 and a start of bigger and better things to come. All welcome, partners, friends, dogs and cats !

I am trying to organise a special guest to present the awards but that has yet to be confirmed.

If people could please let me know who's coming that would be great.”

For contact details for Zac Grief please navigate to the contacts page.

20th DECEMBER 2015

Sywell Classic Pistons and Props meeting !

The annual Sywell classic pistons and props frestival of vintage and classic transport is being held again in 2016, on September 24th and 25th, and our parades and exhibitions coordinator is organising a stand for us at the event !

This terrific event combines historic racers, hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a fantastic two-day event, celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air.

We’d like a good presence there to help advertise our club and encourage new members.

You can visit the events website at www.sywellclassic.co.uk


18th JANUARY 2016

AWARDS PRESENTATION

At the weekend the 2015 awards presentation took place in Willington in Derbyshire.

The event was a great success thoroughly enjoyed by all and included a talk by racing celebrities Clive Horton and John Cooper.

To see photographs from the event please click HERE

19th JANUARY 2016

MALLORY PARK TEST DAY REGS AVAILABLE

Regs for the Mallory Park test day on the 18th of March are now available to download.

To download the regs either log on to the club forum ( here ), and navigate to the racing matters section where you can download the regs in PDF format, or visit the VMCC / BHR website to download the regs in “DOC” ( Microsoft Word ) format.

The VMCC/BHR download page is at the following link:-

 http://www.britishhistoricracingclub.co.uk/?page_id=1480

20th JANUARY 2016

TRAINING DAYS AT PRESTON &DISTRICT M.C.C.

Donna Jefferies has asked us to pass on details of the following opportunity for those new to racing.

“Preston and District Motorcycle Club are delighted to announce that they are to deliver new competitor training – necessary for all new road race licence holders – with the first course of the year taking place early in March.

The courses will take place at Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan, Lancashire with the first being on the 18th March. A full package will be available on the day, including an eyesight report. Prices are also extremely competitive and the complete training course including Basic Rider Assessment, classroom training and eye test costs £120 inclusive.

Riders will be assessed on-track by experienced and knowledgeable ACU trainers/assessors. The classroom sessions will be delivered by Brett Moor – PDMCC Chairman and Clerk of the Course. The classroom element will begin around 8.30am, with on-track assessments taking place throughout the afternoon.

Anybody interested is urged to book early as places are likely to be snapped up fast. For more details and a booking form, please visit http://www.prestondmc.co.uk/downloads and send in the completed form to reserve your place.

Further courses are planned for the future. Please visit www.prestondmc.co.uk or the PDMCC Facebook page for further dates and details. Alternatively, call Brett Moor on 07791 051909 for further information about the training.”


20th JANUARY 2016

FIM EUROPE 50cc CHAMPIONSHIP

Our Vice Chairman and Race Coordinator Alan Naul has received a letter from the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club, an extract from which reads as follows:-

“……..Morning Alan,

Can I draw your attention to the FIM Europe 50cc Championship in case any of your members are interested.

For 2016 there are three rounds:

Round 1 Sweden at the former GP circuit Anderstorp July 1st - 3rd.

Round 2 UK CRMC Donington Park 5th- 7th August

Round 3 Croatia at the former GP circuit Rijeka 20th & 21st August (I have been there a brilliant circuit)

If any of your members require further information just contact me.

Kind regards

John Davidson

FIME Vintage Commission Vice Chairman

CRMC Vice Chairman

8 Hardwick Close

Aston

Sheffield S26 2GU

United Kingdom

 Tel: + 44 114 2873885

 e-mail: Jdavidson@uwclub.net “

Looks very exiting and a great event to be involved with, even better it doesn’t clash with any of our championship rounds, so for further information contact our race coordinator Alan Naul via our contacts page.


16th March 2016

SAD LOSS OF A FORMER CLUB MEMBER.

The Classic 50 Club announce with great sadness the death of Dave Brearley, who passed away today in Stafford Hospital. I am sure that Dave will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Dave's funeral will take place at Stafford Crematorium, on Monday 4th April at 13.00 hrs.


28th MARCH 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING 1 TONFANAU & ALBERT’S BIRTHDAY !

What a dramatic start to the season ! A wet start to the 2016 race season at Tonfanau turned even wetter by 2 o/c resulting in the whole meeting being abandoned due to appalling conditions.

The first 50cc race began in a horizontal hail storm which eased slightly during the race to allow all 8 laps.

Machine failures in the morning, probably due to the extreme weather, resulted in 2 failures to start the race and 1 retirement. Ernie Parry fought valiantly on, eventually  falling foul of the weather & wisely pulling in to the paddock due to heavy buffeting from gale force winds.

The first club member over the line and 6th overall was new club member Marty Robbins on a Minarelli who closely chased 50cc event entrant Hudson Kennaugh of BSB and TT fame !

Classic 50 club member James Widdowson was the next member to finish, James also had an outing on a 250cc machine later in the day.

Club members bravely lined up for the second race of the day ( the club championship round ) in conditions worse than that of the first race. However, after the sighting lap the organisers sensibly decided to abandon the meeting altogether.

The committee are currently deciding what to do about the points situation whilst drying out !!

One lovely thing did happen during the day, during a merciful 5 minute break in the weather, club members navigated the muddy paddock to present long time club member James ( Albert ) Gellatly with a gift for his 80th birthday.The gift was an original  framed painting of one of his bikes.