The way we were: May 1963

Published: 02:50PM Apr 16th, 2013
By: Richard Rosenthal
What attracted makers, traders and the public to the year’s Northern Motor Cycle Show at Blackpool? With its 500ft tower and seven miles of beach many happy holidaymakers declared it Britain’s ‘brightest, breaziest and brassiest seaside town’ making it an ideal venue for the mid motorcycle season show...
The way we were: May 1963

Arthur Lampkin

Held in the Winter Gardens from May 15-19, admission for adults was modest at half a crown (12½p).

On the Saturday Alf Hagon (649cc Hagon-Triumph) won the 750cc class at the Blackpool Sprint, while the marginally slower George Brown’s misfiring 998cc Vincent took the 1000cc solo class and LS Bolton (996cc LSB Special Mk 111) was king of the charioteers. Cycle races, a Sunday Service led by the Reverend Bill Shergold and more filled the five day programme.

After many attempts, London born Yorkshire resident 24-year-old Arthur Lampkin (pictured) rode his 249cc BSA to SSDT victory by a handsome margin from the 18-year-old Mick Andrews (347cc AJS); Lampkin seven, Andrews 20. Rated as one of the toughest SSDTs in recent years, there were 60 retirements, compared with 31 the previous year.

Responses to “The way we were: May 1963”

Current Issue: June 2016

Issue June 2016

Triumph T-Bird: TR6 Twin
1920s Sporting OHV Single: Rare new Hudson
Rich pedigree: Velocette racer on the road
Making dreams come true: Riding day at the National Motorcycle Museum
PLUS: Matchless pair of military singles; Barry Briggs interview; Cotton Blackburne; The Pioneer Run; Cult of the black leather jacket
 

PLUS:

Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale: June 3, 2016

Issue 43-6

Issue 43-6
June 2016

Where legends come to life

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now facebook Sample on-line

Other News

HIGH OCTANE THRILLS AT SANTA POD IN MAY

THERE’S less than a month to go until Race, Rock ‘n’ Ride - the brand-new biking extravaganza from Santa Pod ...

Read More »

Bracebridge Street bonanza

Bracebridge Street bonanza

There was a definite Birmingham accent in the motorcycling halls at this year’s Race Retro event at Stoneleigh. 

Read More »

View all...

Advertisements

Related magazines:

The Classic MotorCycle MSL Magazine Twist & Go magazine

 

Use our handy tool to find your nearest stockist!
Find your nearest Stockist

Advertising Deadline:

July 2016: 13 May 2016
August 2016: 10 June 2016

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

June 3, 2016