The Bonhams auction is just a small part of a brand-new show at Alexandra Palace this September
Classic racers, being thrashed, inside. Really
This fleet of desirable metal goes under the hammer at Alexandra Palace as part of the all-new Devitt MCN Ally Pally Show and Supersprint. It’s happening over the weekend of September 22 and 23, and will be unlike any other event this year.
The cathedral-like halls are housing the world’s only indoor sprint. Famous riders including Carl Fogarty, John Mcguinness, Dougie Lampkin, Chris Walker and Jamie Whitham will be racing against each other, indoor, head-to-head, and right in front of your eyes.
There’s further noise and action with a fire-up paddock and demo runs of classic and modern machines on the sprint course. There’s a serious array of metal involved, from a 1967 Honda RC181 Hailwood replica and prototype 1970 four-cylinder Yamaha 250, through Andy Mcgladdery’s 1986 TT F1 Suzuki right up to Loris Capirossi’s 2003 Ducati Motogp bike. Engineering genius Allen Millyard is running live workshops and explaining how he makes his radical creations (five-litre V-twin, anyone?). And there’s ample chance to grab parts and clobber, with dealers and manufacturers offering deals on everything from oil and brake lines to leathers and helmets. Just save cash for the Bonhams auction on the Sunday...
Adult tickets are just £17, or £15 if you’re over 65. Children under 15 are free, and there’s a VIP ticket available that includes a meetand-greet with riders, discounts and an MCN goodie bag. More information at mcnallypallyshow.co.uk.
Andy Mcgladdery on his TT F1 racer in ’86. See and hear it up close at Ally Pally
Mr L Capirossi on his humdrum 230bhp Ducati
Replica RC181 is part of the show
Walker and a YZF are both coming