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Unique Paddock Display, Star Studied Parade Lap Confirmed For 2019 NW200

A quite unique paddock display of iconic, illustrious machines, plus a star studied parade lap, will form an integral part of this years North West 200, which celebrates in May, it’s 90th anniversary.

Looking towards the eagerly awaited parade lap, NW200 heroes confirmed to take part include eight times event winner Steve Plater, Steve Cull, Iain Duffus, three time Senior TT winner Phillip McCallen and Ian Simpson.

Priceless machines set to take to the fabled Triangle course, for the parade lap which is backed by Breda Tyre and Exhaust Centre, include Matchless, Norton and AJS mounts, previously piloted by Irish roads legends Dick Creith and Billy McCosh.

Photo by Arthur Allison

Commenting on his involvement with the recently launched 90th NW200 anniversary parade lap, Breda Tyre and Exhaust Centre’s John Miller, candidly stated:

“The North West 200 is a great place to showcase our business, and it is superb to be able to support this fantastic event.

We have been working with the NW200 as volunteers for a number of years, but to be on board as sponsors is very special because we are people who have a strong motorbike background.

Back in the day our father John was a road racer and I raced motocross, competing against World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea’s father, Johnny.”

North West 200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte MBE provided additional comment:

“The Miller brothers are passionate about motorcycle racing, and have a great interest in classic and vintage machinery.

It is fantastic to have their support for our display and parade of previous North West winners, which will capture the imagination of everyone at this year’s 90th birthday celebrations.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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