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, 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 Grasstrack and Speedway Section organizes a series of grasstrack and grass hill climb events together with the occasional outing on a professional speedway track. Sprint events are also 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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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.
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.
The VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes has now become the largest classic track weekend in Europe featuring the greatest line-up of superstar riders.
Visit the website at Festival of 1000 Bikes for more information
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!
The VMCC Training Day provides classic motor cycle enthusiasts with the chance to ride vintage hand-change machines including the VMCC’s Reed Scott, Brough Superior SS80, and 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
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 14th 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 (www.arosacamping.co.uk) 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 1990 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 10th June 2017 and no entries will be accepted after this date.
Rider Entry Fee: £3.00 per day
Passenger Entry Fee: £3.00 per day
VMCC Event Membership £5.00
Caravans / Campervans: £10.00 per unit night
Tents: £8.00 per unit night
Entry forms are available by contacting Allen House or can be downloaded here.
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.