The Parade of Stars at the 66th Scarborough Gold Cup at Oliver’s Mount, was a quite unique moment.
Legends a plenty of the iconic roads circuit, which celebrated it’s 70th anniversary, took part in the unique parade lap.
Amongst the stars participating included the legendary 15 times world champion Giacomo Agostini, on his customary MV Agusta mount.
Eight times world champion Phil Read MBE, Mick Grant, Dean Ashton, John “Mooneyes” Cooper, Chas Mortimer, Mark Phillips, Garry Dickinson, Trevor Nation, Alex George all made popular returns to Scarborough, whilst Peter Duke, son of the legendary Geoff Duke OBE, was also in attendance.
Modern day Oliver’s Mount stars joining their esteemed racing colleagues, included 23 times TT winner John McGuinness reunited with the Vimto 500 Honda, that he enjoyed Gold Cup success with, back in 1999.
Plus William Dunlop parading his brother Michael’s Buildbase BMW, Ivan Lintin, Ian Lougher and current Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup champion, Dean Harrison.
Also on the Sunday of the two day meeting, Guy Martin made an extremely popular return to the mount, taking in series of laps on his “Martek” 1100 Suzuki.
The parade of stars, showcased the sheer prestige, uniqueness, history and draw that Oliver’s Mount has.
Tens of thousands of fans, spectating during the 66th running of the Scarborough Gold Cup, where treated to a quite unique event, one that will live long in the memory.
Words by Stevie Rial