The Classic Racing Motorcycle Club makes its annual visit to Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire this weekend (October 1 and 2) with a unique timetable of races, parades and displays by magnificent solo and sidecar machines that will recreate a weekend from the golden era of racing from the 1960s to the 1980s.

There will be a wide variety of machines in action from the 1960s and 1970s which will include iconic machines from the UK such as Manx Nortons, Matchless G50s, BSA Goldstars, AJS 7Rs, Greeves, Weslakes, Triumph Tridents and BSA Rocket 3s.

From the European manufacturers there will be examples from the marques of Bultaco, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Benelli and BMW rubbing shoulders with the early Japanese bikes from Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha. From the 1980s will be such icons as P&M Kawasakis, Suzuki GSXRs, Yamaha TZs, Ducati V twins, Honda VFRs, and Yamaha FZ750s.

Add to that a diverse field of beautifully prepared sidecar outfits powered by engines from BMW, Hillman Imp, Yamaha, BSA, Triumph and Norton and there are all the ingredients to make it a great weekend of classic racing.

In the paddock marquee, there will be an impressive display of more than 50 grand prix and historic race bikes, many of which will be taking to the track on Sunday afternoon to be put through their paces. Amongst them on track will be the weekend’s special guests, Charlie Williams and Alex George, who between them have won 11 Isle of Man TT races.

Three of Barry Sheene’s own early 1980s Akai-sponsored Yamahas have recently been brought back from Australia and restored to full working order ready for Croft’s Autumn Classic Bike Weekend. Make a point of checking out the pair of the late double world champion’s TZ750s and a TZ500.

There are more than 20 races each day and Sunday’s programme features the final rounds of the ACU National Championships. These two races have attracted a superb high-quality field that has all the ingredients to make for spectacular races by the title contenders.

Entries include Isle of Man Classic TT winner Dominic Herbertson, Manx GP winner Alan Oversby, double UK champion Joe Barton, Classic Racer of the Year Ant Hart, ACU Classic champion Rich Molnar and Mark Cronshaw who currently leads this year’s ACU Championship. No CRMC race meeting would be complete without the sidecars, where there are two races each day with more than 20 outfits assembled to do battle around Yorkshire’s premier race circuit.

Practice starts at 9.30am on Saturday followed by racing from 12pm until 6pm. Racing resumes at 12pm on Sunday and includes the Grand Prix bike display mid-afternoon. Adult admission costs £17 on the gate, accompanied children aged 15 and under are admitted free of charge. For further information, visit or call 01325 721815.