The Vintage Motor Cycle Club

FESTIVAL OF lOOO BIKES

After another record breaking event in 2009, the VMCC's Festival of 1000 Bikes returns to

Mallory Park on the weekend of 9-uth July.

Truly a festival covering all aspects of classic motorcycling the event will feature public road and race bike track sessions, the biggest line up in Europe of past masters' machines and star riders on track, pre '65 trials, historicgrass track racing, a historic sprint demo, more than fifty club stands, trade stands, an auto jumble, live bands, interviews and a real ale bar open all weekend.

Tickets cost £22 prebook for the weekend (or £12 Sat or£i4Sunday)or£25onthegate (£i4Sator£i6Sunday) plus£i5camping(tent, caravan or mobile home) and you can get more info from the website at www.vmcc.net

Easy Wheelie, the guys with the machine that teaches you to wheelie, will be having the machine set up at the Farmyard Party for you to have a go on and see if you're a wheelie god in the making. And, best of all, while they normally charge between £10 and £15 a go, at the Farmyard it's free on the Saturday from nam to 6pm.

Tickets for the Farmyard cost £35 on the gate and you can get more info from www.farmyardparty.com

The bikes, which range from 31938 BSA WC10 toai956 Triumph TRW.are froma collection of 19 motorcycles built up by Bill Tipping 82,from Formby.Merseyside. The bikes that will appear at the Show include a 1938 BSA WC10, a 1944 BSA M2o,a 1946 Moto-Guzzi Super Alee, a 1953 Moto-Guzzi Airone Militaire,a 1939 VelocetteMDD (WD/MAC),31940 VelocetteMAF, a 1944 Triumph3HW,a 1956 Triumph TRW,ai940 Royal Enfield Model C,a i943Royal Enfield Model CO,a 1939 Matchless G3,a 1941 Matchless G3L,ai940 Norton i6H,ai949Ariel WNG,ai943 James ML,a rare 1939 NSU OSL 251, a 1939 BMW R35 and a 1941 Indian 741B.

The Tippingfamily also own four wheeled military vehicles including Jeeps, a Hillman Tilley,a Dingo, and a Dodge weapons carrier owned by Peter's mother, whichshe still occasionally drives.

Moredetailsat: www.thehopfarm.co.ukorwww.thewarandpeaceshow.com

Rock & Blues News

This year's Rock & Blues Custom Show runs from Thursday July 29th to Sunday August ist. It will focus on two main entertainment areas and the all new, huge Cross Piston Saloon Main Stage will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday with an array of outstanding musical performances from top live bands including Friday night's headliners, Magnum. The second stage, Platform 15, will have more top live musical entertainment and tattoo contests, bikini babe contests, a pin-up girl contest and more.

Also new for this year, there is a brand new look to the custom show. The Kustom Kulture Arenaopens Thursday evening and continues through until Saturday night. In the newarena will bea top class indoor two-day Custom Show display, showcasing someofthe UK's best custom motorcycles, trikes, scooters and hot rods,and also feat ures a sideshow of unusual vehicles of interest. The new look arena will also encapsulate the culture behind the world of customising. This area will also feature vehicle trade stands, tattoo booths and Kustom Kulture paraphernalia.

Tickets for the event will be £40 pre-book only and all the details will be available on the event website at www.rockandblues.uk.com andyour admission ticket will also enteryou free of charge into the great event giveaway - some luckypunterwillbetakinghomeachoice of either a brand new Harley-Davidson or Triumph motorcycle.

Keep an eye on the event website for future updates and RBCS Twentyiobandfeatures-www.rockandblues.uk.com

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