Trip down memory lane

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The nostalgic roar of a bygone era, together with the crackles, booms, rasping triples and dinging two-strokes, mixed with the nostalgic sweet smell of Castrol R, will once more be in evidence at East Fortune race circuit, near Haddington, this weekend.

The venue hosts the Bob McIntyre Memorial Classic race, organised by Melville Race Club.

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. Classes of motorcycles and sidecars 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. Bikes will be on circuit from 9am on both days. Saturday morning will be practice and qualifying with racing after lunch and on Sunday racing starts from 10.30am.