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The Clive Ling trophy meeting

Round five at Snetterton 200 The Lansdowne bring their grid of classic race bikes to Norfolk and the Snetterton 200 circuit on 28-29 September. Hosted by CRMC, our dedicated grid of classics are all set to contest the final round. It’s tight at the top in the Bonhams British 500 GP Championship with just 22…

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The Lansdowne dinner and awards 2019

Saturday 9th November 2019, The Manor Hotel, Meriden Once again, we are at The Manor Hotel, Meriden, where in the afternoon we will have our riders meeting to discuss the 2019 season and the upcoming 2020 season. We should by then have a rough idea of what meetings we are likely to be invited to.…

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The Charlie Williams trophy meeting

Round four at Donington Park The Lansdowne Classic Series takes classic motorcycle racing to Donington Park on the 3rd-4th August. The annual classic racing event always produces large grids of thoroughbred machinery including the Norton Manx, Matchess G50 and 7R plus a wealth of other marques such as Velocette, Rudge and Aermacchi. Look out for…

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The Karl-Heinz trophy meeting

Round three at Mallory Park Sunday 16th June will take us back to Mallory Park for the Classic and Modern Motorsport Festival. The event is hosted by the British Racing & Sports Car Club and we have the opportunity to step back in time and race the circuit as it once was without Edwina’s Chicane…

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The Stan Woods trophy meeting

Quick update from the Paddock tent A race meeting is an all-consuming event, but only around an hour is actually spent racing our bikes, albeit a very special hour. There are many more hours over a typical weekend in the paddock with friends, family, sponsors and team members. Although the racing is serious, paddock social…

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Manx Norton and Vanwall cars

Back in the 1950s single seat GP type racing cars had the engine in the front of the car and the fastest cars had exotic multi cylinder engines from manufacturers such as Mercedes (which had desmodromic valve operation), Maserati and Ferrari. British GP cars had to make do with mainly pre-war based engines of four…

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Anticipation of a classic season ahead 2019

Looking forward With the 2019 Lansdowne Classic Series nearly upon us the anticipation of the battles ahead stirs the juices of every red blooded rider who has that itch to scratch. The similarity and attraction for riders of these classic race machines is born from the same bloodline as the Battle of Britain pilots from…

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Classic racing with the Lansdowne 2019

Round one – Pembrey We kick off the classic racing season being hosted by the CRMC, May 3rd-4th at Pembrey in South Wales. It’s a bit of hike for most of us but the track is one of the best in the country. There will be a test day on Friday 2nd May which you…

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The Lansdowne dinner and awards 2018

The Saturday night event at the Manor Hotel Meriden brought together the ladies and gentleman of The Lansdowne Classic Series for our annual prize giving and dinner. The evening was a great success celebrating our championship winners and individual cup prizes. Auction and raffle Following the events of the evening we held a charity auction…

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Classic bike racing 2018 – Lansdowne Classic Series

The 20th Lansdowne season review The 2018 classic racing season was made up of 23 races at seven meetings with five different clubs at six circuits. Each of the four classes have an important sponsor, Bonhams the Auctioneers, The National Motorcycle Museum, Avon Tyres and The Classic Motorcycle magazine. Classic bike racing throughout 2018 The…

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