Phillip McCallen!

Phillip McCallen is a name synonymous with Honda, road racing… and winning! He is no doubt one of the most gifted road racers of the modern age; 11 times a winner at Isle of Man TT, multiple winner at the North West 200 and the Ulster GP, winner of the Macau Grand Prix and British Supersport.

At the peak of his power ‘Supermac’ collected 1st place trophies at almost all road race meetings. In 1992 at the North West 200 McCallen had five race wins from six starts. At the 1996 Ulster GP he took five wins in one day and perhaps his crowning glory was winning four races out five at the Isle of Man TT; a record which stood unbroken for fourteen years. After nearly two decades of motorcycle racing, Supermac retired.

Hard-charging and utterly focussed McCallen had a take-no-prisoners approach to his racing. Through the highs and lows of his career, he became the poster boy for road racing fans the world over in one of the few, golden ages of the sport!

Phillip McCallen is a name synonymous with Honda, road racing… and winning! He is no doubt one of the most gifted road racers of the modern age; 11 times a winner at Isle of Man TT, multiple winner at the North West 200 and the Ulster GP, winner of the Macau Grand Prix and British Supersport.

At the peak of his power ‘Supermac’ collected 1st place trophies at almost all road race meetings. In 1992 at the North West 200 McCallen had five race wins from six starts. At the 1996 Ulster GP he took five wins in one day and perhaps his crowning glory was winning four races out five at the Isle of Man TT; a record which stood unbroken for fourteen years. After nearly two decades of motorcycle racing Supermac retired.

Hard charging and utterly focussed McCallen had a take-no-prisoner approach to his racing. Through the highs and lows of his career he became the poster boy for road racing fans the world over in one of the few, golden ages of the sport!

Our 2020 guest was….Frankie Chili!

Image Credit: Mortons Archive

Bologna born Frankie, as he is known to his fans, had a long and successful career in most classes of races, winning the 125cc European Championship in 1985, before moving to Grand Prix level in 250 and 500cc World Championships, and ultimately World Superbike.

When he retired from racing in 2006 he held the record for the most starts in World Superbike and along the way claimed 10 pole positions and 17 wins during what were arguably the hardest fought years in WSB. 

Frankie was extremely popular at the show and enjoyed entertaining the crowds with his stories and Italian charm!

Previous Years…

In the past we have had some seriously big names at the show, including Freddie Spencer, John McGuinness, Alex Lowes, Michael Rutter, Jamie Whitham, Roger Marshall, John Reynolds and the Birchall Brothers!

Alex Lowes

John McGuinness

John Reynolds

Roger Marshall

Steve Plater

All the above have been interviewed by our resident compere and local racing star, Steve Plater. You can expect live talks on the Main Stage, autograph opportunities and the chance to get a photo with the star of the show too!