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24th July 2006


Beezumph15 Preview

Did the Festival of 1000 Bikes fire up your passion for track action? Can't wait for the next event? Love BSA and Triumph triples? You'll be ready for the TR3OC's Beezumph Rally, then...

The Beezumph Rally has become the premier event of the TR3OC, and one that is now a firm fixture on many classic bike enthusiasts' event calendar. 'You can't buy this atmosphere anywhere in the world' it was said last year. Organised by the Trident & Rocket Three Owners Club, Beezumph is a triple-orientated event, aimed at enthusiasts of all British, American and European machinery, hundreds of whom come every year to share the experience.

A small herd of Beezumphers, startled while grazing on the lush Cadwell grass.

Some come to participate on the track; some come to watch. Beezumph is a rally event based around a track day and those who participate on the track experience Cadwell's famous Full Circuit, giving the rest of us plenty to watch. Beezumph is a two-day event with track sessions on both the Friday and Saturday, with the main event being the Saturday - on track British Bikes only. Friday's track sessions are open to any British, European, Buell or XR/KR Harley Davidson motorcycle (so not just triples), but Saturday sees only pre-1984 British machines out on the track. After Saturday's Track Action, there's a line up of all bikes on site, prize giving, a very decent BBQ, bar, and band till late…

Plus, on Friday there are two 15-minute marshal-controlled 'Entry Level' track sessions for those new to the track day experience. This gives a taster of what the track is all about to those who have never ridden on a track day before, or who took part in 'Entry Level' last year. In two strictly controlled 'no overtaking' marshal-led 15-minute sessions, it is hoped that the experience will encourage those taking part to have a go next year in one of the regular classes. Past experience shows that this works well.

First night nerves. 15 minutes later this man was giggling like a lunatic.

Beezumph15 takes place on Friday and Saturday September 8th and 9th at Cadwell Park. There's just time to send off for your pre-book rally tickets (£20, which covers entry both days, BBQ, badge and Saturday night band) or £12 day tickets. There are a few track tickets left too: so be quick and send to TR3OC, 6 Beechnut Drive, Darby Green, Camberley, GU17 0DJ or email beezumph@tr3oc.co.uk

What can you expect at Beezumph 15? Plenty. A long weekend of motorcycle gluttony, an atmosphere 'that you can't buy anywhere in the world', more triples than you ever believed possible, George Pooley's current engineering masterpiece (clue: it has six cylinders and would impress Craig Vetter), hours and hours of track time and about 1200 people you'll have something in common with. Oh, and the camping is free and the TR3OC have laid on more loos and showers this year…

Girls on Beesas can come too!

On the Friday evening, there will be a triples autojumble in the main marquee, where everyone is encouraged to bring items for sale. There will also be TR3OC memorabilia and merchandise on sale from Kim Spencer, and TR3OC Dating Officer Steve Rothera will hold a Dating Clinic for those seeking dating info on their Triple. Saturday evening sees the prizegiving, BBQ and live band.

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So who will be there? Just about every famous name you can think of in relation to three-cylinder machines: the Club's Patron Jack Shemans, Arthur Jakeman, Paul Smart, Mick Grant, John Cooper, Steve Brown, Ron Barrett, Fred Swift, Bill Fannon, Ron Chandler, Alistair Laurie, Martin Russell, Peter Williams, Dave Croxford, Tommy Robb, Frank Perris, Don Woodward, Mick Hemmings, Chris Vincent, NVT's Mike Jackson, Dean Simpkins and Allan Robinson, plus maybe George 'Mr Moto Martin' Martin (with a couple of his Moto Martin machines); TR3OC founder Tim Smithells, Percy Tait, Tony Jeffries and John Cooper all hope to join the fun.

An old Triumph triple. With an even older one parked on its right...

Meanwhile, you'll see all sorts of action taking place on the track. The entries include a large number of Seeley G50s and three Boyer-Seeley Triples; a bunch of Buell and XR1000 Harleys; Italian exotica from Dean Simpkins; Ron Chandler's ex-Rouen winning BSA F750 triple (badged, as it was then, as a Triumph) and his ex-Jim Rice BSA F750 Triple; the ex-factory Nortons including the Peter Williams #001 1973 Monocoque Norton and 1972 JPN Norton. Watch out too for Steve Brown's prototype Mk3 Rob North BSA, George Pooley's fantastic prize-winning T160-4 and Mick Hemmings on his genuine Percy Tait 500 Twin. Bill Crosby's London Motorcycle Museum will be showing a collection of machines including their SOHC BSA Rocket 3 prototype, which will also be given an airing on the track.

As well as the track sessions taking place, there are literally hundreds of choice machines to admire. Lines of every conceivable triple variant, hundreds of them, including a row of X-75 Hurricanes, will make for an imposing sight. Expect to see standard T150T Tridents through to ex-works Rob North Racers and factory prototypes. If you become tired at leering at the hundreds of triples (impossible!) then you can move onto the other machines, of which there are always a wide and diverse range.

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With unlimited free camping, and decent (imported!) showers on site, many arrive at Cadwell Park on the Thursday and stay until Sunday to watch the clubman racing.

And this year -- for the first time at Beezumph -- the TR3OC have laid on a sidecar demonstration on both days, after lunch, which will give an opportunity to see at least one Triple-powered outfit giving it the good news. And if that ain't enough to keep you out of trouble, Trevor Gleadall will sell you some triple spares from his LP Williams' business, or you could test your own bike's output on the mobile dyno.

Overall, it's a humdinger of a weekend and one we heartily recommend. See www.tr3oc.co.uk if you need further encouragement!

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DON'T FORGET: the weekend before Beezumph15 sees more three-cylinder fun at the London Motorcycle Museum, for the RC-sponsored Triple Treat. So on Sunday September 3rd, comes and join us at the London Motorcycle Museum for a fabulous TRIPLE TREAT, featuring the Triumph P1 three-cylinder prototype, other three-cylinder machines, maybe some three-wheelers too, plus a preview of the museum extension and a full cooked breakfast. Bring your own bike - especially if it's a triple! Fun starts 10am at Ravenor Farm, Oldfield Lane South, Greenford (just off the A40). See www.london-motorcycle-museum.org or call 0208 575 6644

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Beezumph15 Ticket Info

  • When & Where -- Friday and Saturday September 8th and 9th at Cadwell Park
  • Friday Track Ticket - £125 (pre-book only)
  • Saturday Track Ticket - £120 (pre-book only)
  • Entry Level Track Ticket - £22.50 (pre-book only)
  • Rally Ticket (includes entry all days, badge, band, BBQ - £20 (pre-book only)
  • Day Ticket (just entry over all days) - £12, available in advance or on the gate
  • Under 16s free
  • Free Camping
  • Free Showers
  • Email beezumph@tr3oc.co.uk


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