John Surtees to visit Burpham Motor Racing Club show

PETROLHEADS will be in for a treat when hundreds of iconic motoring marvels and a racing legend pay a visit to Burpham next month.

Burpham Motor Racing Club (BMRC) is holding its third classic car and motorbike show on Sunday, September 2 – and what an event it promises to be.

This year’s spectacle will be the largest hosted by the club and will have a 1940s theme.

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There will be more than 200 classic cars and motorbikes, as well as a full-sized replica of the iconic Second World War fighter plane, the Spitfire, and a pilot simulator ride.

Activities will begin at 11am on the village cricket pitch, and continue all the way through the day until 6pm.

Formula One fans will be able to get up close and personal with racing legend and former F1 world champion John Surtees, who will be on hand to sign autographs during the day and give a first-hand account of his incredible racing career, during which he won titles on both two and four wheels, competing in some of the globe’s fastest races.

He will also be hosting a question and answer session, alongside Motor Sport magazine’s editor, Damien Smith and motoring journalist Alan Henry, inside the event’s Formula One paddock, filled with spectacular supercars including Michael Schumacher’s F1 2006 Ferrari show car.

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During the afternoon, necks will be craned to watch a flypast by a Lancaster bomber and Hurricane and Spitfire fighter planes from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which is crossing the south of England that day.

BMRC director and organiser of the open day, Dominic Santana, said he expected hundreds of people to turn up for the petrol-powered bonanza.

To fit in with the 1940s theme, there will be a chance to take part in jive dance lessons, as well as listen to live music from the era, too.

Tickets are £12 in advance for adults or £15 on the day and £5 for children aged between five and 15. Under-fives enter for free.

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