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Auto 66, Oliver’s Mount, May 03-04

Published: 06 May 2003

The annual Scarborough Festival of Speed, held on Saturday and Sunday, attracted the biggest ever entry received by the Auto 66, the organising club.

Over 200 entries on two, three and four wheels competed on the 1076 metre hill, part of the Oliver's Mount race circuit. The event was run in superb weather conditions and as well as a record entry list there were also record attendance figures.

The meeting catered for all classes and types of machinery, the best pre war competitor was Dave Burrell riding a 1938 Velocette who recorded a time of 55.09 seconds. The best post-war vintage was Harold Allen riding a 500 BSA Gold Star who recorded a time of 55.82 seconds.

In the Classic categories the fastest time was taken by Andrew Jenkin on a 1972 Triumph T150 in a time of 51.34 seconds.

In the modern categories, the Super Moto boys were out in force. The best time was KTM rider Robin Sims from Rugby who recorded 46.61 seconds.

The fastest time of the day award went to local rider Dave Ward who recorded 44.95 on his CBR 600 Honda.

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