Classic tt parade lap
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Classic tt parade lap
Hi after going to the classic tt this year I really fancy taking one of my bikes over and doing the parade lap. I've got Jota that would be fantastic to take around the course. Does anyone know what the process is to do this. Regards Mark

22-11-2014, 04:28 PM
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I think the easiest way into a parade if you are not a former TT/MGP rider is to try and get onto the lap sometimes organised by the Vintage Motorcycle Club which I believe is open to pretty much anyone who is a VMCC member subject to you having a suitable machine within their criteria.

Google them, get in touch with them through their site, and see if they are planning a parade lap next year.
22-11-2014, 04:36 PM
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Probably the best way to do this would be to try and get accepted for the VMCC parade lap, which is more road bike focussed than the other  laps at the MGP.  Your bike qualifies on age. I'd imagine you'll need to join the VMCC and there'll be a fee to pay but you can do a closed roads lap of the course if accepted.  Places probably sell out quick though!

http://www.vmcc.net/
22-11-2014, 04:38 PM
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Hi thank you for the replies now joined the vmcc so fingers crossed
22-11-2014, 05:03 PM
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That would be fantastic would love to take my 1100 slabside around the mountain course, hope you get to do it.
22-11-2014, 10:41 PM
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One of my friends is going to try for an entry, he told me that you have to be a member of the Vintage club have a road bike to do it on and cost is £120 which also includes track time at Jurby on the Sunday. Sounds like a good deal to me if you are accepted, but I would think there will be quite a few applicants for it. Crossfingers
23-11-2014, 01:48 AM
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Cheers for the info kezzr I might look in to this myself maybe for following year would be a hoot like you say bet it gets full pronto.
23-11-2014, 02:50 AM
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Might apply for the same for my Mk1 slabside Gixxer; my mate is just finishing a very old GPZ550 for next year too - I'll see what the thinks.
24-11-2014, 10:11 AM
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Would be ace getting the slabby on the mountain only thing that would make it any better would be to get a skoal bandit liveried Roger Marshal replica. What colour and .c.c. is yours wsn03?
24-11-2014, 12:30 PM
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(24-11-2014, 12:30 PM)Superbike Wrote: Would be ace getting the slabby on the mountain only thing that would make it any better would be to get a skoal bandit liveried Roger Marshal replica. What colour and .c.c. is yours wsn03?

Mine is a 750F, red and black. Do you have a Skoal? That would be the one for the parade for sure...
Can't paste a picture direct unfortunately - I guess there's a storage issue atm
24-11-2014, 03:25 PM
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Not looking to rain on anyone's parade (pun definitely intended  Blush ) but don't forget this is a speed controlled lap and you'll be sharing the track with some elderly machinery (& riders!).

if I'm not mistaken, the cut-off point age wise for a bike to be considered 'vintage' by the club is 25 years, so anything made up to 1989 should now be acceptable.
24-11-2014, 03:30 PM
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That's ok Sticky, I've always fancied a parade lap.
Mine is an 85, I think my mates GPZ is either 83 or 84. Be nice to see more Japanese classics, last year the event seemed swamped with British stuff.
24-11-2014, 03:42 PM
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Mine is a 1985.......... so it qualifies, the GPZ is I think an 84. Be good to see more Jap classics I think
24-11-2014, 03:46 PM
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Mine is an 86 1100 blue and white, I've got a few bits of fairings and stuff that if I get a completed set sorted I wouldn't mind painting her up so I'd have the original blue/white combo and the stunning skoal bandit, any lap of the TT course would be great even at controlled speeds.
24-11-2014, 04:15 PM
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There is a good feature on an American bloke who has done up a great Skoal Bandit replica in this months Practical Sportsbike magazine.
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24-11-2014, 04:23 PM
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I love the Skoal Bandit colours. Mine is too good original to change, did think about making a replica but never saw the point in 2 of the same bike.
24-11-2014, 04:25 PM
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Sticky , having raced with the BHR the racing arm of the VMCC I am not sure the 25 year rule applies to what they class as vintage, but theres no harm in asking , as you say its vintage so should be allowed.
Old enough to know better, young enough to have given it a go ! Icon_cool
24-11-2014, 05:20 PM
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I shoot BHR for Classic Racer & BSN, so I know that they don't cater for bikes that recent in their race series but I think it's different as to what's considered 'vintage' as far as rallies and runs are concerned. 

Probably best to contact the VMCC and see what's what
24-11-2014, 07:00 PM
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Will check that out c iom tt cheers, yeah that's why I thought of having two sets of body and wheels would be a dream to have a 1100 and 750 😍
25-11-2014, 12:50 AM
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The VMCC Closed Roads Parade is part of the VMCC Manx Rally programme. You can find the details here:

http://www.vmcciom.org/

I took part in 2012 on my Laverda 750GTL and had an absolute blast, despite the wet and cold weather with fog on the mountain section. It is speed controlled in that you are released from the start line in batches behind a travelling marshal. But they get a fair old lick on, and it's just a joy to ride a lap without traffic lights or oncoming traffic. Stick a go-pro on your bars to record it and you'll have something to remember for the rest of your life. It's fantastic!
25-11-2014, 01:33 PM
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