MCN FESTIVAL PREVIEW
Make May a memorable month by kicking off the festival season with MCN
And this year’s Classic Bike Live
There’s nothing like a party to kick the summer off with a bang and the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling at Peterborough Arena on May 13/14 promises just that. Following the massive success of last year’s event, the 2017 festival promises to be even bigger – and better. The old favourites will be back – and there’ll be plenty of new features to enjoy as well.
Naturally, modern bikes will be well represented, with most of the new 2017 models on display. But for CB readers, the massive autojumble, ranks of club displays and the start-up paddock are bound to be the focus of attention. The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club, the Air-cooled RD Club and the British Two-stroke Club are just three classic outfits who have already confirmed their attendance. If your club wants to join the party, there’s still plenty of time, though. For more information on that, contact email@example.com
The autojumble, organised by experienced jumble promoters Elk Promotions, is all set to be bigger and better than last year, too. Plots are still available from Julie Diplock at firstname.lastname@example.org It’s a great way of turning unwanted kit, parts or bikes into cash for your next project.
The fire-up paddock that was such a popular feature at Classic Bike Live last October will be another classic attraction at the festival. Among the sensational classics already confirmed for eardrum-battering action are the unique 1962 Marsh R4 495cc four-cylinder racer, an example of the ground breaking 1975 Yamaha TZ750 and an ear-splitting 1963 Honda CR93 125cc twin. It’s an experience not to be missed. And the action doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, either. On-site camping facilities mean you can make a proper weekend of the festival. Yamaha will be hosting their ‘Dark Star Party’ on both Friday and Saturday nights, with live bands Hooker, Grounded and Children of the Revolution keeping the music flowing. And, for those who prefer two-wheeled excitement, there’s fullon British Championship speedway action as Peterborough Panthers take on Newcastle Diamonds on the shale oval.
There will be plenty more announcements on special guests, features and yet more classic metal over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for more details in the May issue of Classic Bike. And, in the meantime, you can keep up to date on all the latest developments by visiting the dedicated website at mcnfestival.com
‘THERE’S FULL-ON BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP SPEEDWAY ACTION ON THE SHALE OVAL’
ABOVE: There will be plenty of dirt-based action
BELOW: This year’s fest will be even better than last year