Spectators ready for a motorcycling classic

Martin Harriston, the North Berwick classics rider

Martin Harriston, the North Berwick classics rider

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The Bob McIntyre Memorial Classic race meeting takes place this weekend at East Fortune Race Circuit.

Classic enthusiasts will know that Bob McIntyre raced locally many years ago and he was the first motorcycle racer to break the 100mph lap record at the Isle of Man TT in 1957 aboard his Gilera Four machine. Nowadays the lap record at the TT is over 130mph!

Classes of motorcycles and a good grid of classic sidecars amounting to over 200 in total, taking part at this weekend’s nostalgic meeting include a plethora of Manx Nortons, AJS R7s, Aermacchis, Gold Stars, Velos, a Watson Norton Commando, Trifield, a Saab engined Lynx and a BSA Gold Flash, so a good selection for the Classic race fans!

Full story in this week’s Advertiser. On sale now.