1st February, 2016
Hugely successful Ramsgate Sprint Revival offers classic opportunities for a main sponsor
The Ramsgate Sprint was originally run between 1956 and 1968, and was organised by The Sunbeam Owners Club.
"Last year, with the assistance of the Invicta Bike Club and The East Kent Classic MCC, we revived an event on Ramsgate prom that was last held in 1968.
"To celebrate the original event, and from a safety point of view, we restricted applications to race to machines from 1972 and earlier. We wanted it to be free to the public, and in order to create a family weekend we organised a funfair, multiple live bands and an array of caterers, as well as a big static display of classic machines.
"The East Kent Classic club's membership worked extremely hard to publicise the event, both through social media and at other similar events throughout Kent.
"We secured multiple time world champion, from the era, Jim Redman, as our guest of honour, but we had no idea if anyone would actually show up.
"However, to our surprise, the weekend was a massive success and was attended by huge numbers of people! Feedback was totally fantastic. All reports in the media were of a resounding success.
"We have overcome serious difficulties in securing the venue for the same weekend again this year, and in order to make it even bigger and better and secure it for future years we are looking for a main sponsor to add their name to what promises to become a seriously huge event".
Contact: Paul Courbot, Publicity officer
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