Reports on recent racing in the classic scene including Bob Mac, CRMC and BHR plus a cracking report on the Irish road racing scene across the middle of the season.
In the 60th anniversary year of the first 100mph TT Lap, the Bob Mcintyre Memorial Meeting was again superbly run by Agnes Cadger and her team at the Scottish Classic Racing Motorcycle Club. Despite a long delay on the Saturday due to oil around most of track, the industrious marshals and race officials ensured that the delay in restarting racing was kept to a minimum and as a result no races were lost from the programme. A good entry, with several competitors travelling all the way from the Netherlands and Belgium gave the sun-kissed, wind-blown crowd a feast of the best of classic racing with the sidecars in particular having a huge entry including a round of the International Camathais Cup series. As usual, those sidecar outings were spectacular.
3 1 2 1: Garry Thwaites: If there was a man of the meeting award he would have won it hands down. An impeccable weekend’s racing with a 100% win record only thwarted by a broken gear linkage in a 350cc race – 14 wins and 1 DNF in a weekend is a record to be proud of.
2: Colin Lewis and Danny Quirk: Had a mixed weekend, Danny was persuaded by his passenger Colin to passenger for him on his dad’s Vincent outfit in the Race Bike Parade, unfortunately Danny’s ambition as a driver overtook his talent and he and Colin ended up in the tyre wall before a lap was completed! On the racing side, had a good weekend with a third, three seconds and a win in the last race.