Classic Action Motorcycle Sports (CAMS) are delighted to announce The Mike Pero Southern Classic, which will take place over the weekend of December 2-4 at Levels Raceway in Timaru.
Classic motorcycles include motorcycles from as early as 1920 vintage through to 1996, and a variety of these machines will compete in front of the South Canterbury crowd
The Classic and Post Classic race classes are some of the fastest growing in motorcycle racing and riders from across the world are dusting off the cobwebs from their machines of yesteryear to do battle against their old rivals.
CAMS event co-ordinator, Sue van den Heuvel, believed that Mike Pero was an obvious sponsor for the event.
“Mike competed in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and it took only an email to get his company’s backing.”
Dave Reesby, CAMS club president, has already taken calls from Australia and has been in talks with some well-known Grand Prix riders that have been involved in
the sport over the past four decades.
Reesby believes that this event will, without a doubt, be the largest Classic and Post Classic motorcycle race meeting to held in the South Island, and he’s excited about bringing it to the picturesque Levels circuit.
“Levels Raceway is the ideal setting and the perfect environment for a festival of classic motorcycle racing. We believe there could be more than 250 bikes from across New Zealand and Australia at the event. Beyond Australia, there will also be Irish, American and British riders attending,” said Reesby.
Mike Pero will play several roles throughout the event including sponsor, promoter and competitor. Mike was a six-time New Zealand Motorcycle Road Racing Champion on a wide range of machines but will ride a Yamaha TZ250W from the late ‘80s. Mike is also the patron for Motorcycling New Zealand.
Classes for the proposed event include Vintage, Pre-War, Classic, Classic Sidecar and Post Classics from 1972-1996 plus parade races for Past Masters.