VMCC Banbury Run 2013

By Web editor, 17 May 2013

Another reminder that June 16 sees the return of Vintage Motor Cycle Club's Banbury Run, to be held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire. It will be the largest gathering of veteran and vintage machines in the world...

With the support of event partners Footman James Insurance, Bonhams Auctioneers and Old Bike Mart, the format of the 65th run will be similar to 2012 but with new routes and checkpoints to challenge the riders.

With 600 entrants, the VMCC Banbury Run is the biggest gathering and run in the world for machines manufactured before 1931.

Set amongst 65 acres of parkland just 12 miles north of Banbury, the event promises to be a fabulous spectacle and celebration of the finest vintage motorcycles in the world.

Format of the event for 2013 will be:
600 pre-1931machines taking part in the run
Riders will start at five per minute
Over 100 auto jumble pitches
Free spectator parking close to the event
Free museum entry to the fantastic Heritage Motor Centre Museum
Onsite camping available Friday, Saturday and Sunday night
Quality catering including outdoor BBQ and museum restaurant
Bonhams Auction – a sale of pioneer, vintage collectors’ motorcycles in conjunction with the VMCC Banbury Run, held on June 15. Venue will be Bonhams, Banbury Road, Shipton on Cherwell, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1JH

Spectator fee: £8, which includes parking and entry to the Heritage Motor Centre Museum!
Family ticket available: £25 (two adults and up to 3 children).
Reduced entry price: £5 available when booked in advance.
Ticket hotline: 01926 645029 (opening times may vary, booking fee applicable).
More information from www.banbury-run.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This highlight of the year will be held at the Motor Heritage Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire on Sunday, June 16.

With the support of event partners Footman James Insurance, Bonhams Auctioneers and Old Bike Mart, the format of the 65th run will be similar to 2012 but with new routes and checkpoints to challenge the riders.

With 600 entrants, the VMCC Banbury Run is the biggest gathering and run in the world for machines manufactured before 1931. Discounted entry fees will be available for Veteran machines (manufactured prior to January 1, 1915) to encourage more of the very oldest bikes to enter the event.

The event becomes even more exciting this year when, in conjunction with auction partner Bonhams, the VMCC’s Vintage Training Day also becomes part of the programme, making for a real vintage weekend.

All 600 Banbury Run places sell out before the closing date of February 28, so it’s important that entry forms (which are available from VMCC HQ) are returned as quickly as possible.

Bonhams will again be holding a sale of Pioneer, Veteran and Vintage Motorcycles the afternoon before the Banbury Run on Saturday, June 15.

The venue for the auction will be Bonhams’ saleroom at Banbury Road, Shipton on Cherwell, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1JH.

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