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The fa­mous races held at Sel­licks Beach are to be re­vived in 2017, to take place on Fe­bru­ary 18th and 19th. The an­nual races be­gan in 1913 and fin­ished with the 1953. Re-en­act­ment events were held in 1986 and 1992, and a group of en­thu­si­asts have been work­ing hard for more than two years to get the ap­provals for the 2017 event. En­try forms and reg­u­la­tions will be an­nounced soon with en­tries and ticket sales clos­ing this year, so peo­ple are en­cour­aged to get on to it as soon as they are re­leased. Spokesman Greg Sum­mer­ton says, “I be­lieve, but am not 100% cer­tain, the rules for the event will be along the lines for His­toric Road Racing for ma­chines pro­duced be­fore De­cem­ber 31st 1962. Road type tyres only will be per­mit­ted, no knobs. I be­lieve the re­quired at­tire will be as for road racing, ie leathers, boots, gloves and hel­mets as for his­toric road racing events. Watch the Le­vis MCC face­book page or web­site for de­tails and ticket sales as none will be avail­able at the gates on the day, they will be all pre-sold so as to limit the num­bers at­tend­ing. Around 40,000 at­tended the 1986 event and 30,000 the 1992 event, but the en­croach­ment of sub­ur­bia has meant that such num­bers can­not pos­si­bly be ac­com­mo­dated at next Fe­bru­ary’s event so a lim­ited num­ber of tick­ets will only be avail­able from one of the ticket sales agen­cies.” Here are the con­tacts, and for other en­quiries con­tact Greg Sum­mer­ton on (08) 82639018 or 0422 580642 www.face­book.com/Le­visMcc/?fref=ts www.le­vismcc.asn.au/

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