The 2017 series will again be sponsored by the AMCA and Classic Dirt Bike magazine. This year there will be 7 rounds, all hosted by AMCA clubs.
|April 23||Bath Classic @ Yatton Keynal|
|May 14||Acorns @ Butterton|
|June 25||Cumbria Classic @ Blencarn|
|July 16||Mortimer @ Theale|
|August 6||North Devon (Atlantic) @ Combe Martin, north Devon|
|August 27||Moseley MCC @ Hanbury, Worcestershire|
|October 1||Llanthony Classic @ Llanthony, near Abergavenny|
The championship will be split into two categories - Pre-65 and Pre-74.
The Pre-74 category will include ELIGIBLE Japanese machines (see page 15 AMCA Classic Rule Book) plus Pre-74 British & European bikes of the period e.g. CZ, Husqvarna, Bultaco, and square-barrel BSA Victors and BSA B50.
The Pre-65 category will include round-barrel Victors and BSA B40, plus Tribsa, Mark 3 & 3A Metisse (pre-unit & unit), ESO & Jawa (2-valve 4-strokes) 250/360 twin-port CZ, bolt-up Husqvarna, plus other British & European 4-strokes of the period.
At each meeting the championship event will be an invitation event. Invitations will be given to the best riders in the two categories taken from the entry list provided by the Secretary of the Meeting. The list of invited riders will appear in the programme. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Time permitting, and with the club’s agreement, there will be two championship races for each category at each meeting. Failing that the categories will be combined and race together with separate results. Each race 15 minutes plus 1 lap. Every race will count towards a rider’s final points total. Points will be awarded down to 15th place.
Please check the AMCA Classic Rule Book pages 10 – 15 for eligibility. Importantly, page 11, paras 27.1 – 27.9 deals with the suspension rules, and pages 13 – 15, tables 1-5 for lists of acceptable machines. Eligibility may be checked at any of the championship meetings.
There will be awards down to 6th place in both categories. Depending on numbers there will also be class awards for best Pre-60 and best 350cc and runner-up.
(1) Liston Bell 190 points
(2) Lewis Bell 157
(3) Aaron Graves 132
(4) Chris Collins 129
(5) Martin Coleman 113
(6) Phil Nicholls 87
Best 350cc: Steve Dent
(1) Tim Dallaway 212
(2) Keith Rice 159
(3) Kris Winder 149
(4) Gary Green 121
(5) Ben Weaver 100
(6) Wayne Partington 80
The awards (down to 6th place) will be presented at the Telford Classic Show on Saturday, 18th February 2017. Sue Potts, General Manager of the AMCA, will do the honours.
At the end of the series there will be awards down to 6th place in both categories. Plus, depending on numbers, class awards for best Pre-60, best 350cc etc.
Please see page 10 item 25.2 in the AMCA Classic Rule Book regarding date of manufacture, particularly for Pre-74 machines; page 11 item 27.1 – 27.9 for the suspension rules, and page 15 table 5 for a list of acceptable Pre-74 machines. Eligibility may be checked at any of the championship meetings.