80 Years Of Cadwell Park To Be Celebrated


Two wheel legends Phil Read (74), Giacomo Agostini (2), Dave Croxford (25) and Ken Redfern (75) line up to race at Cadwell Park in 1969. (Credit: MotorSport Vision)

Cadwell Park will honour its 80th anniversary in 2014 at a special event on Sunday August 3rd, featuring racing and displays to celebrate the milestone.

The event, organised by Auto 66, the Scarborough-based motorcycle club, will mark the venue’s legendary status within the motorcycle community and will be staging contests to reflect 80 years of Cadwell’s history.

The on-track action will include three special celebration races, starting with the Classic King of Cadwell, a ten lap race for pre-1972 machinery ranging from 251cc to 750cc, harking back to the King of Cadwell races from the past.

The Charlie Wilkinson Trophy, named in honour of Cadwell Park’s former custodian who persuaded his father to develop the land for motorcycle racing, will be another ten lap race, this time to be contested by 175cc to 750cc pre-1990 Grand Prix two-stroke bikes.

Finally, the Tommy Wood Trophy, another ten lap race, will see pre-1992 Superbikes ranging from 400cc to 1100cc do battle. The trophy is named in honour of the former Grand Prix motorcycle racer who died in 2003 aged 90 and was last awarded to a Cadwell Park competitor in the 1990s. Past winners of the trophy include Wayne Gardner, Roger Marshall and Derek Chatterton.

“Auto 66 is one of motorcycle racing’s biggest champions, and has nurtured the careers of some of the sport’s biggest names,” said Circuit Manager, Jon Rush. “The club’s continuing association with Cadwell Park will provide us with superb race content for the venue’s 80th anniversary celebrations. We’re looking forward to working with them to make this event a real highlight of the 2014 season.”