|ROBBIE ALLAN MEMORIAL EVENT SET FOR SUCCESS
July 8 2014.
Entries are in and everything is in place for the Robbie Allan 50/50 Memorial Event at Tinto Moto Park, Rigside, Lanarkshire on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of July.
The esteem in which the former dealer and Scottish Motorcycle Show organiser Robbie was held is clearly demonstrated by the vast number of competitors and celebrities who will be in attendance from all over the country and overseas, including former British, European and World Champions from the world of trials, motocross and enduro.
In fact no less than three former World Motocross Champions will be present, namely Graham Noyce, Neil Hudson and Dave Thorpe.
All proceeds from the event will go to Robbie’s chosen charity - MacMillan Cancer Support.
Many of the well-known celebrity guests will compete in earnest, while others are happy to take part in the Pastmasters Parades and some are quite simply content to be there supporting the event and meeting old friends and former rivals.
A highlight of the weekend will be the Pastmasters Parades which will see many of the heroes of the TV scrambles of the 60s and 70s, who went on to become household names, take to the track on the type of machinery they rode in the period. So watch out for Arthur and Alan Lampkin, Bryan Goss, Arthur Browning, Jimmy Aird, Robbie’s younger brother Vic Allan and many more as they attempt to turn back the clock to a time when folks were huddled round the telly on winter Saturday afternoons watching their heroes of the mud compete live in black & white. It’s also worth noting that the very first rider to win a TV scramble broadcast to the nation in full colour in 1969 was in fact Scotland’s own Jimmy Aird.
Trials fans will enjoy seeing the ‘Monarch of the Glen’ and multi trials champ Mick Andrews taking part in the Saturday trial. Other famous ‘feet up’ experts with great Scottish connections who will be present are former AJS works rider Gordon Jackson who famously won the SSDT in 1961 with only one mark lost and Bill Wilkinson, the last British rider on a British machine to the win the event in 1969 on his works Greeves.
There will also be plenty to see for Enduro fans, with riders tackling the ten mile multi-lap course on a range of British and foreign machinery dating from the late 50s to the present time.
Enthusiasts will be able to mingle with riders who successfully represented their country in the ISDT such as John Knight, John Pease, Arthur Browning, Andy Roberton and Mick Wilkinson.
Off track there is plenty happening in the marquee with guest interviews, raffle, auction and general get together. There will also be a display of some famous and exotic machinery.
So for off-road enthusiasts all roads lead to Tinto on the weekend of Saturday 19 th & Sunday 20th July.
Programme of Events.
Saturday 19th July. Enduro starts at 10.30am. Trial starts at 2.30pm. Evening entertainment starts at 7.00pm.
Sunday 20th July. Scramble & Pastmasters Parades. Practice starts 10.00am. First race at 11.30am.
Entry to the the scramble is £10.00 for adults. Under 16s go free.
For further information contact John McCrink 07811698157. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org