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Grand Prix Greats and World Champions delight the fans at Cadwell Revival

 

A central part of the Massingberd-Mundy Lincoln Red Beef International Sidecar Revival were the parades for the Grand Prix Legend Sidecar fraternity. Three former World Champions, along with many great names from the golden era of sidecar racing were present, and displayed their iconic sidecar outfits, in most cases still in the original livery.

Ten times champion Steve Webster MBE, with his great friend and old passenger Paul Woodhead, had his title winning LCR available for the excited fans to drool over. The pair signed many autographs and spent the entire weekend engaging with the public and reminiscing over old times.

Another great name present, he too with his period passenger was seven times champion Rolf Biland. The talented Swiss was renowned in period for being clever technically, adventurous mechanically, and a very fast and formidable rider to boot. He and Kurt Waltisperg circulated at a very rapid pace, with the two-stroke engine screaming. It was very evocative, and there was not a dry eye in the house.

Steve Abbott, with passenger Scott Whiteside, demonstrated the “Ham Yam” outfit with which Steve was very successful. He was 2002 champion, and rode many times at Cadwell in period. He thoroughly enjoyed the event. Steve was also, along with Steve Webster, responsible for getting many of these great names together.

Dennis and Julie Bingham, a married team from those famous times, were riding a beautiful Krauser, and were more than happy to chat, and present trophies to the contemporary crews.

There was everything from Colin Rust's Norton rotary outfit, to a very rare Honda NSR 500V twin. There were Krausers, Konigs, ADM's and straight Yamaha engines in a variety of chassis.

The overwhelming opinion by everyone concerned, was that this was the best gathering of classic Grand Prix racing two-stroke outfits ever put together.

Media Matters - Barry Nutley - barry.nutley@btinternet.com

 

Massingberd-Mundy Lincoln Red Beef

Steve Abbot and Paul Knapton, Krause 500 Seymaz

Cadwell Sidecar Revival - Steve Abbot and Paul Knapton, Krause 500 Seymaz

 

Rolf Biland Swiss, Swiss Auto LCR

Cadwell Sidecar Revival - Rolf Biland, (Swiss) Auto LCR

 

Carl Parkinson and Darren Tritton, Krause 500

Cadwell Sidecar Revival - Carl Parkinson and Darren Tritton, Krause 500

 

Photos copyright: Impact Images Photography

 

 

 

 

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