Love retro mountain bikes? Love classic cars? Then you’re unlikely to find a better event that combines the two into one big Sunday of retro-classic appreciation!
With the aim of bringing together the large community of retro bike fans, the ICONOCLASSIC event has been growing year on year and will be notching up its 4th edition in 2017. For this year’s event however, there’ll be more than just retro mountain bikes, with the ICONOCLASSIC welcoming classic cars too. Read on below for all the details and the full press release.
Vintage mountain bike and classic car enthusiasts to flock to Warwick Racecourse in August
Vintage mountain bike enthusiasts from across the country and abroad will head to Warwick Racecourse for the fourth annual ICONOCLASSIC on Sunday 20th August 2017, showcasing for the first time classic cars alongside the classic bikes. Organisers are expecting to attract more than 500 people to the event, with around 150 classic mountain bikes and 50 classic cars on display at the racecourse. The event will highlight the evolution of the mountain bike from the early 1970s up-to 1995, with a wide range and variety of mountain bike frame designs.
Rare bikes from brands such as Klein, Yeti, Fat Chance and Bontrager will be on display alongside more common bikes from manufacturers such as Raleigh, Saracen, Specialized and Trek. Locally made classic cars like Triumph, Austin Healy and Jaguar are expected to be on display too, with a ‘Best in Show’ award for the best car and bike.
Those displaying bikes will also get a unique opportunity to take their bikes for a two mile loop around the racecourse. There will be live music, a bar, food stalls and a large bike and auto jumble held on the day – where parts will be available for vintage car and bike enthusiasts to buy and sell.
This is the first year the event has been held at Warwick Racecourse, having previously taken place in Warwick town square for the last three years.
Tom Price-Jones, organiser of ICONOCLASSIC, said: “This is a one-of-a-kind event here in the UK, there has never been an event like it, and it gets bigger each year. I decided a few years ago that we needed to set-up an event where we could bring the large online community and their bikes together, rather than just seeing these amazing bikes through computer monitors. We’ve seen excellent year-on-year growth, with people from all around the UK and Europe travelling to Warwick for the event to display their bikes and meet friends. Many collectors of vintage bikes are also fans of old cars and the Racecourse allows us to bring the two together for the first time, hence the show name ICONOCLASSIC – iconic cars, classic bikes.”
Andre Klein, General Manager at Warwick Racecourse, added: “We’re looking forward to welcoming the ICONOCLASSIC to the racecourse for the very first time this year. It’s a testament to the organisers that this has become a leading event for the mountain bike community, and the addition of the classic cars will add another dimension to what should be a brilliant day.”
Gates open from 10am to 6pm on August 20 and 7.30am for exhibitors. There is no pre-registration for exhibitors but last entry for display vehicles is 9.30am. General admission costs £3 and £5 to exhibit a car or any number of bikes, for more information visit www.iconoclassic.org and the Facebook page for the event www.facebook.com/ICONOCLASSICmtb