For July 2021, we have two guests of honour joining us for the weekend!
Phillip McCallen is a name synonymous with Honda, road racing… and winning! He is no doubt one of the most gifted road racers of the modern age; 11 times a winner at Isle of Man TT, multiple winner at the North West 200 and the Ulster GP, winner of the Macau Grand Prix and British Supersport.
Phillip McCallen – Image Credit Mortons Media Group Ltd
At the peak of his power ‘Supermac’ collected 1st place trophies at almost all road race meetings. In 1992 at the North West 200 McCallen had five race wins from six starts. At the 1996 Ulster GP he took five wins in one day and perhaps his crowning glory was winning four races out five at the Isle of Man TT; a record which stood unbroken for fourteen years. After nearly two decades of motorcycle racing Supermac retired.
Phillip McCallen – Image Credit Mortons Media Group Ltd (2)
Hard charging and utterly focussed McCallen had a take-no-prisoner approach to his racing. Through the highs and lows of his career he became the poster boy for road racing fans the world over in one of the few, golden ages of the sport!
If you were ever drawing up a list of iconic all-time Classic Offroad greats, it’s a fair bet that Dougie Lampkin would be right at the top of the page. So, you can imagine that we’re just a tad excited at announcing him as one of the joint Guests of Honour at the July 3-4 2021 International Classic MotorCycle Show!
Dougie, the multiple World, Indoor and British Trials Champion, who now travels the world performing trick displays, is a diamond chip of the Lampkin Family. Fans at the event will hear stories throughout the weekend from Dougie about being a member of the famous Lampkin clan, who have been a household name since the 1960s with their appearances on Saturday afternoons’ TV Grandstand Trophy.
Winning his very first trial at just nine years old, Dougie rapidly progressed to the British and world trials scenes with the help of his father and mentor, Martin.
The Lampkins became known for their entertaining banter and not only did the crowds flock to see Dougie’s talented riding, but to hear Mart barking instructions for his line of attack along each section!
Doug won his first world round at Houghton Towers in 1994 when he won his first British title and finished sixth in the world title chase at his first attempt. In the same year he won the Scottish Six Days Trial for the first time and has since accumulated another 11 Scottish wins.
To date he has accumulated an incredible 20 crowns, including two Spanish and six UK titles. Although still competing in the Scottish, Doug rarely rides trials and is now a Red Bull athlete, giving displays of track riding all over the world. He is a regular at the Goodwood Festival, where he memorably rode up Lord March’s bannister and over his roof. His Isle of Man ride round the 37-mile circuit on his rear wheel stood out as one of his greatest achievements.
Doug will appear on stage throughout the weekend for live interviews and signing opportunities and will make an appearance in the trials area too alongside the much-loved Owd Codgers club.
Steve Plater and Frankie Chili