The Bon­hams auc­tion is just a small part of a brand-new show at Alexan­dra Palace this Septem­ber

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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 mc­nal­ly­

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

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