Classic action promises fun

By Malc Wheeler, 27 December 2012
Ago starts the 1967 Senior TT. A broken chain robbed him of victory
Ago starts the 1967 Senior TT. A broken chain robbed him of victory

One of the most dramatic TT Races of all time, the 1967 Senior, will become the underpinning theme to the inaugural Classic TT...

The 1967 Senior Race, a two-way battle between Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini, will be recreated in a parade lap on August 25.

During that race 46 years ago the riders battled for five laps, swapping lap records before a broken chain denied the Italian the win. Mike Hailwood will be represented by John McGuinness, on a replica of Mike’s four-cylinder Honda, while Giacomo Agostini will be appearing on his famous 500cc MV Agusta.

The Classic TT kicks off on August 23 with the Classic TT Paddock Carnival where the clocks will be turned back for the day at the TT Grandstand with displays from the Vintage Motor Cycle Club, Manx Classic Car Club along with priceless collections of racing motorcycles from the Yamaha Classic Racing Team, Team Classic Suzuki and Team Collins and Russell Kawasaki among others, with fans encouraged to dress up in 1960s attire.

The Vintage Motor Cycle Club will have members taking part in a closed road parade lap on Saturday 24, prior to the 500cc Classic TT Race. The VMCC will also be organising the Festival of Jurby on August 25, with parade laps, exhibitions, live music,family entertainment, and air displays.

There will also be a Classic TT lap of honour on August 26, with priority given to riders with TT and/or MGP experience. Interested parties can register at iomtt@gov.im

VIP packages in the new 500 seat hospitality facility are available for Classic TT racedays, and include breakfast, complimentary bar, lunch, reserved seating, complimentary merchandise, the official programme, Wi-Fi access, priority parking and exclusive appearances by leading riders and special guests.

The Classic TT VIP Hospitality Club will also host a Classic TT Party on August 24, featuring 1960s themed fancy dress, a band, bar and chat show while the Sunday evening entertainment includes a TT Legends Dinner in the VIP area, including a three course meal with a TT legend hosting each table, wine, limited edition gift, chat show, jazz band and auction.

Tickets for both events are available from www.iomtt.com, or Regency Travel on 01624 694456 plus Duke Marketing on 01624 640000. Tickets are £20 for Saturday’s Classic TT Party and £100 for Sunday’s TT Legends Dinner.

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