Classic 1960’s race bikes burst into life at the MCN Festival

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The Motorex fire-up paddock at the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling is shaping up to be one of the star attractions of the event with over 30 machines from the golden era of bike racing on display in the paddock. Together with the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling, MCN is gathering together some the seminal machines of the 1960’s. Already booked are rare Bianchi and Benelli 500’s plus a one-off British built machine designed to take on the four cylinder Italian machines of the time, a 1964 Marsh MR4.


The hand built Marsh now belongs to the National Motorcycle Museum and museum director James Hewing describes the noise the Marsh makes as a “glorious racket!”. The Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling takes place at the Peterborough Showground on May 13-14.

Historic race bike paddock and fire-up bikes include

  • 1962 Factory Bianchi 498cc twin
  • 1969 Benelli 500cc four
  • 1996 Ducati 916 BSB Superbike
  • 1962 Honda RC 143 250cc four
  • 1967 Honda RC181 500cc (replica)
  • 1974 Rob North 750 Triumph triple
  • 1963 Honda RC145 125 twin (replica)
  • 1963 Honda CR93 125cc twin
  • 1998 Yamaha YZF750 Cadburys Boost BSB Superbike
  • 1964 Marsh MR4 495cc four
  • 1972 Yamaha TZ 700 four (Gene Romero replica)
  • 1990 Norton 588cc rotary (JPS)
  • 1974 MV Agusta 500cc four (ex Phil Read)
  • 1973 MV Agusta 500cc triple
  • 1974 Triumph T180 Factory prototype triple
  • 1996 Honda CBR600RR Castrol Supersport (ex James Toseland)
  • 2000 Honda VTR1000 SP1 Vimto (ex TT machine)
  • 1969 Hannah-Paton 500cc twin
  • 1972 Triumph 750 triple (ex factory machine)
  • 2007 Suzuki  Supersport GSX-R600 (ex TAS Relentless)
  • 2007 Suzuki Superstock GSX-R1000 (ex TAS Relentless)
  • 2016 Kawasaki H2 (Chris Walkers own bike!)

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    Ped Baker

    By Ped Baker

    Former MCN Managing Editor (Digital & Events)