Banbury Run

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Banbury Run will take place in 2022. The date has been set for Sunday June 19th, 2022. Please visit the Banbury Run dedicated website ( to get the latest updates, details and registration forms when they become available. It is hoped that the event will comprise the usual mix of autojumble, bike display, club stands and auction as well as the run itself. It is also hoped that a social run will be organised for the Saturday. Make a note in your diary now to attend this premium event.

Festival of 1000 Bikes

After an enforced absence of two years the prestigious Festival of 1000 Bikes is back. Provisional date and venue is set for Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July, 2022, at Mallory Park race circuit. Please visit the dedicated web site, to find updates, registration forms and other details as plans progress. Make a note in your diary now to attend this major VMCC event.


The majority of VMCC events are non-competitive although some Sections organise ACU permitted timed road trials. As long as your machine is over 25 years old you can enter the Club's runs and events all over the country.

The British Historic Racing section, the club's racing operation, has attained an enviable reputation for its efficient organization and the friendly atmosphere always found at race meetings which are held on circuits throughout the UK.

The Grass-track and Speedway Section organizes a series of grass-track and grass hill climb events together with the occasional outing on a professional speedway track.

The Sprint Section also organises sprints and timed hill climbs on tarmac which can also be found in the calendar, including two which are very well known and to fill your season, invitations from other clubs allow you to enjoy a full year's sport.

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Key Events

The Banbury Run is the largest gathering of veteran and vintage machines in the world. Set amongst 65 acres of parkland just 12 miles north of Banbury, the famous Banbury Run is open to Veteran and Vintage machines manufactured before 1st January 1931.

Banbury Run

Considered the World’s longest running motor-sport event dating back to 1905, which has evolved into today’s format of a standing-start ¼ mile sprint along Brighton seafront’s Madeira Drive. Up to 200 cars and 75 motorcycles normally compete, and it’s not unusual to have a mix of bikes entered from the 1920’s or 1930’s right up to current day!

Brighton Speed Trials

The Classic TT is a natural spin-off from the Isle of Man TT. It gives fans and enthusiasts the chance to experience the history of the world’s biggest motorcycle road race in real-time. Stars of today’s TT race on the famous Mountain Course riding bikes that would otherwise be confined to museums and private collections.

Although the racing is spectacular – and sounds amazing too – there’s a lot more to the Classic TT than the on-track action. Fans flock to the grandstand paddock carnival to mingle, enjoy the entertainment, soak-up the friendly and laid back atmosphere, check out the concours d’elegance and browse the many trade stands.

With the slightly more sedate pace of the programme compared to June’s flat-out and hectic TT, the Classic TT has proved a great hit with family visitors, as well as those who prefer to set their own tempo. It’s also a big draw for restorers, owners and riders of classic and vintage machinery. It’s definitely a motorcycling event that should be on any bike fan’s bucket-list.

Classic TT

The VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes will return in 2022. Provisionally set for the weekend of 16th/17th June at Mallory Race Circuit.

For information on previous 1000 bikes and for updates for the 2022 event please visit the website at Festival of 1000 Bikes

Synonymous with ‘The Taverners,’ is Founders Day set in the scenic Stanford Hall grounds, it has become one of the major UK events in the ‘old bike’ calendar. From humble beginnings almost fifty years ago with just a hundred or so visitors and half a dozen people selling surplus bike bits out of their car boot or laid out on the obligatory ‘paste table’ the event has grown in to a vast slick and professional operation.

Originally the event took place on the area to the right of the driveway with a small ‘arena’ to the back of the hall, nowadays there is a large arena to the front of the hall along with an auto jumble nearing 300 pitches in number and taking up the whole area to the front of the hall. ‘Happy’ Hamrax is remembered as one of the first commercial paying companies to attend with money only changing hands if they’d had a good day - oh how things have changed!

Founders Day

Due to Covid the VMCC Training Days did not take place in 2020. If restrictions are relaxed we would like to run similar experience days later in the year. This will provide classic motor cycle enthusiasts with the chance to ride vintage hand-change machines including the VMCC’s Reed Scott, Brough Superior SS80, Triumph SD plus many other machines kindly brought along by VMCC members.

Scarborough VMCC Touring Week

Supported by the East Yorkshire Section of the VMCC

Scarborough week will return at the Arosa Camp Site for 2020. The dates are Friday 19th June 2020 - Friday 26th June 2020 inclusive. Further details will follow in the club journal.

After many years based at Olivers Mount the 13th Scarborough VMCC Touring Week moved to a new venue in the village of Seamer, just five miles south west of Scarborough.

Now in it's 17th year the Scarborough VMCC Touring week revisits the Arosa Caravan and Camping park.

The hosts for the Scarborough VMCC Touring Week, Arosa Caravan and Camping Park are based in Seamer. Seamer is a small village which boasts pubs, restaurants, supermarket, post office and the regular bus service to Scarborough and surrounding areas just a small walk from the campsite.

Arosa ( has all the facilities you could wish for, a first class shower and toilet block with constant hot water, razor points and sockets for your own appliances and full launderette with drying facilities for after that wet ride. The licenced club house serves breakfasts and evening meals and there is also a recreation room with pool tables. Many pitches have electric hook ups available on a first come basis, and the owner has an onsite motorcycle workshop which could be availed by any unfortunate who breaks down. Although the site will be open to holiday makers during the touring week, we will have a five acre flat field largely at our disposal.

Entrants to the touring week can dip into as many of the planned activates as they wish, and with the change of venue there are some new routes along with a few old favourites. Places for the Scarborough Touring Week are limited to the first 175 on a first come first served basis. The event is open to VMCC members who are riding motorcycles, combinations or three wheelers, manufactured before 1994 complying with the Road Traffic Act. Passengers who are not members may be carried, and non VMCC members are welcome to come along and participate (event membership charges apply). The closing date for entries is the 8th June 201 and no entries will be accepted after this date.

Rider Entry Fee: £3.00 per day for those camping on site £4.00 per day for all others
Passenger Entry Fee: £3.00 per day
VMCC Event Membership £5.00

Caravans / Campervans: £12.00 per unit night
Tents: £10.00 per unit night

Entry forms are available by contacting Allen House or can be downloaded by clicking here.

Scarborough Entry form 2020

Held over eight days, the VMCC Rally offers social runs, a regularity run, concours events, Prize Presentation and the hugely Popular Festival of Jurby. In addition, there is plenty of free time for you to enjoy the other great events that make up the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, not least the Classic TT Races of which you will be invited to display and parade your machines.


The International West Kent Run is a 4 day event for riders and passengers of all makes of historic 2 or 3 wheeled vehicles. Entrants can enjoy organised rides through the Kentish countryside over the first weekend in August (3rd to 7th in 2017).

The event is based in Aylesford at The Friars, postcode ME20 7BX, click on LINKS above for a map. Camping facilities plus a few basic rooms in the Priory are available for entrants and partners only.

The Sunday is display or public day, which gives visitors the chance to see the magnificent machines.

Additional attractions include a gymkhana, a concours event, an avenue of clubs and an autojumble.

All proceeds from the Sunday event are donated to charity. For 2016 this was the Kent Air Ambulance.

Entrants please note the Country Code is the international vehicle registration code i.e. GB for the United Kingdom, NL for the Netherlands, etc.

For Autojumble and Avenue of Clubs forms please go to the REGS page.

Organised by the West Kent section of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club.

West Kent Run

Section Runs & Events


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