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Little Classics News: 7 February 2015

Prescott Bike Festival Brings Classics to Life

Prescott Bike Festival

Prescott Bike Festival, on Sunday 12th April at the historic Prescott Hill Climb, is set to be even bigger for 2015, kicking off the classic motorcycle season.

The 2015 Prescott Bike Festival will feature a large displays of historic, modern and race bikes, plus a Paddock Specials Show ‘n’ Tell area, motorcycle manufacturers, dealer zone, motorcycle clubs, demo areas, passenger ride experiences, live music, stunt show, biker celebrity appearances and hundreds of trade stands – all set in one of the most stunning, historic and relaxed motor sport venues in the country.

Unlike a static bike show, Prescott gives you the unique opportunity to get up close and see lots of historic, classic and race bikes and watch (smell and hear) them run the historic hill climb course. The classic marques are well represented with the likes of Bantam, AJS, BSA, Rudge, Royal Enfield, Douglas, Manxman, Ariel, Matchless and Norton.

Charley Boorman

Here are a few confirmed for the event:

  • A prototype 1927 Velocette KSS 350cc - affectionately known by enthusiasts across the world as ‘Spring-Heeled Jack’, the only one ever built at Hall Green, Birmingham
  • A 1959 Norton Dominator 650DD Special
  • A 1962 Honda RC163 250cc 4-cylinder racer replica as ridden by Jim Redman and Mike Hailwood The iconic 1962 BSA Rocket Gold Star 650cc (a genuine original) 1 of only 1370 built
  • A 1963 Norton Manx 350cc Reverse Head built by Ray Petty
  • A rare 1967 Triumph TR6c 650cc Street Scrambler built exclusively for the California market – and it goes and good as it looks!
  • And of course the ‘fizzie’ a true icon of the 70's! A 1974 Yamaha FS1E, the must-have bike for any 16 year old of the period, and probably the desire for many to own again now

At the complete opposite end of the spectrum, Mike West Racing will showcase an incredible collection of famous race bikes in the paddock.

New for 2015 – the MADMAX Race Team and their Madmax Turbine Streetfighter, the World’s first jet turbine streetfighter street legal motorbike which recently set a land speed record doing an astonishing 224.5mph.

Come and meet our special ‘biker’ celebs: four times World Superbike Champion and ‘King of the Jungle’; Carl Fogarty, former three times British Superbike Champion and Blood Bike ambassador John Reynolds, former racer and MotoGP commentator comedian Steve Parrish, motorcycle adventurer Nick Sanders, who has motorcycled around the world seven times and adventurer Charley Boorman, plus David Hailwood son of the TT racing legend Mike ‘The Bike’ Hailwood.

Gates Opens at: 08:30am, Track starts at: 10:00am, Festival closes at: 17:00. Free parking, free motorcycle side stand puck and free helmet park for bikers

Full details and tickets available at:


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