CAL­EN­DAR

Do you re­mem­ber what’s on in Septem­ber?

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - CONTENTS - For more info on the event con­tact Gra­ham Sykes on 07778 053506 or go to gra­ham@gspe.co.uk

The 2016 Ge­orge Brown Me­mo­rial Sprint takes place over Septem­ber 10 and 11 at East Kirkby Air­field, Lincs and it prom­ises to be the high­light of the sprint cal­en­dar. The first Ge­orge Brown Me­mo­rial Sprint was held in 1982 at Santa Pod and the event has grown and grown as one of the big­gest events on the Na­tional Sprint As­so­ci­a­tion’s cal­en­dar. This year’s event is the sec­ond in a row at East Kirkby and the events team hope to build on last year’s suc­cess. Head­ing the line-up will be the Ge­orge Brown Su­per Nero that has been taken from the Na­tional Mo­tor­cy­cle Mu­seum and re­built ready for the event and it looks like Tony Brown – Ge­orge’s son – will be tak­ing on the rid­ing du­ties again. A su­per sup­port­ing cast of other mar­vel­lous ma­chines will also be tak­ing part over the two days, in­clud­ing seven dou­ble-en­gined Bri­tish-build sprint bikes, in­clud­ing John Hobbs on the fa­mous Wes­lake dou­ble-en­gined su­per­charged ‘The Hob­bit’ and Colin Fal­lows’ Su­per Cy­clops dou­ble-en­gined su­per­charged Nor­ton. If you like some­thing dif­fer­ent then keep an eye out for Gra­ham Sykes on his 4000cc V8 ‘Syko’, a three-wheeler that runs nine-sec­ond quar­ters on petrol! Trevor Duck­worth should also be in at­ten­dance with his Tz350-pow­ered Cy­cle Car. As you can see a lot of weird (and won­der­ful) sprint­ing ma­chin­ery will be on dis­play and tear­ing up the run­way, which many sprint­ers reckon is one of the best grass-roots sprint­ing venues in the coun­try. As well as the sprint, the lo­ca­tion of East Kirkby air­field it­self is steeped in his­tory. The Air mu­seum is housed on the other side of the road and houses the fa­mous Lan­caster bomber ‘Just Jane’ so pop along for a visit. The event takes place at the East Kirkby Air­field, Lin­colnshire PE23 4DE. Gate en­try is £10.

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