For those who love two wheels too...
By popular demand we have developed the motorcycle element at the Classic each year and, as a result, we have now given it a proper home within our ever-growing display areas: MotoWorld. With the support of our friends at World GP Bike Legends who have been a popular part of the Classic for a number of years, Motoworld – located next to the National Paddock – put a spotlight on the world of motorbikes.
This year’s bike content was complemented by a presence from DirtQuake, the flat-track motorbike festival (Arlington Stadium, 9-10 August) joined us with a DQ themed café; and a stunning line-up of bikes representing Ace Cafe and the famous 59 Club (this year celebrating its 60th anniversary). And of course, the World GP Bike Legends were out in force, treating you to the stunning spectacle of some of the most beautiful looking – and sounding – racing bikes blasting around the full Grand Circuit ridden by some of the sport’s top names from past eras. Plus, there were a series of meet & greet sessions between the dramatic track demos.
Located away from MotoWorld but still firmly supporting the 2-wheeled line-up, the Wall of Death was back by popular request! Performances started at 11am each day in the concert area (Orange Zone), giving you the chance to see the Wall of Death artists cling to their machines; steering them with their feet, sitting sideways, backwards and forwards, and generally breaking down the forces of gravity.
We were also pleased to be joined again by Triumph Motorcycles who displayed a range of their stunning bikes in the Purple Zone, next to the Village Green.