Project Manx Grand Prix 2013
To take the BSA Goldstar from here in New Zealand to the Isle of Man Senior Classic Manx Grand Prix to compete in the August 2013 event.
Our intention is to complete the first ever 100mph average lap on a BSA and finish in the top 6 in the race.
Learn more about Chris in the History and Results sections.
Neville is the passionate and committed driving force behind the project. At 84 years young he spends much of his pension fund on the on-going development and maintenance of the BSA.
Neville raced with success in his early days, competing in the 1953 Isle of Man Clubmans TT and Manx Grand Prix on BSAs and later a Matchless. His racing was curtailed when he went to the Himalaya with Sir Edmund Hillary to build schools and hospitals. He took the BSA currently ridden by Chris to the Isle of Man in 2007 and 2008 with the late Paul Dobbs in the saddle, achieving a very creditable 98.9mph average lap.
The bike is maintained and tunedfor Neville by Aeromachinists and Engineers, Hamilton. The company is run by the DeLacy family who have a proven track record of experience, tuning and reliability; together with experienced mechanic Tony Stanwell (Plazz) the bike is in very capable hands.
Chris will also ride a 350cc Aermacchi in the 2013 Junior Classic Manx Grand Prix.
The bike is owned by Yorkshireman Mike Fawcett.
Mike is a dedicated ‘Aermacchi man’ who has sponsored many good riders over the years. The bike has led Manx Grand Prix in the past and Chris finished in 2nd place in the 2012 Junior Classic Manx Grand Prix on the bike he will be re-acquainted with in 2013.