WERA AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS HOSTING THE 3RD ANNUAL VINTAGE CONCOURS IS SET FOR SATURDAY, JULY 3RD
WERA Motorcycle and Ron Raven, founder of the Concours, are set to have the sights and sounds of vintage race bikes on track July 3rd at Barber Motorsports Park when they join the WERA Sportsman Series for the weekend.
Concours Founder, Ron Raven reports, “We have a full and diverse field this year. Last year was a small event without spectators and everyone wearing masks. It seems like as soon as we announced the requests for invitations were open we had a flood of inquiries. People want to get out and share the bikes again. One thing that our chief judge, Brian Slark of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, insisted on this year was a diversity of sound out on the track. So, I am thrilled to say that I think we have met his criteria. In addition to a bevy of TZ250 twins of various ages providing the strong two-stroke sound background, we have Triumph triples; BSA, Norton and Ducati twins; Bultaco and Ducati singles; and a wide variety of four-cylinder superbikes – plus even a Norton rotary.”
Evelyne Clarke, CEO of WERA, remarked after reviewing the entries, “I am super excited about the upcoming Concours. I have been to many races and I have never heard a Norton rotary on track. I kind of imagine the sound from hearing a Mazda rotary race car but can’t wait to hear it in person along with all the other machines that will bring back memories and show the history of our great sport.”
In addition to the bikes on track there will be additional historic bikes on display including one of the very earliest Yoshimura racers and one of the Ducati 888 Superbikes Carl Fogarty raced during is WSBK career. Judging for both the “go” and the “show” class will be headed up by Brian Slark and the trophies are being made in-house by the museum staff.
This year the Concours will be staged in the lower paddock and open to visitors. We encourage you to come out and see where the love of motorcycles all began! One-day tickets will be available for spectators.
WERA Motorcycle Roadracing was founded in 1973 and remains the foremost place to develop talent in the sport of motorcycle road racing. The legacy of Pro Riders on a National and World level is legendary. All events are run by WERA Motorcycle Roadracing with a co-sanction by the AMA and they go coast to coast offering entry level racing with the WERA Sportsman Series as well as a Pro-Am Series which is the Pirelli/WERA National Challenge Series. WERA also offers Vintage Racing and hosts the Concours de ’Competition and Concours d’ Elegance in July at Barber Motorsports Park. Endurance Racing is also on the menu with our partner N2 and runs 4-5 events a year with a Big Bike Endurance and an Ultralightweight Endurance. WERA Motorcycle Roadracing was voted the 2017 AMA Track Organizer of the year.
For more information on WERA Motorcycle Roadracing please check out our web site at wera.com.