NOSTALGIA will be the key word at East Fortune this weekend as the track hosts the Bob McIntyre Memorial Classic race meeting.

The event is one that feels as close as possible to the bygone era in which McIntyre once raced, with the roar of the classic bikes, together with the crackles, booms, rasping triples and dinging two-strokes, mixed with the sweet smell of Castrol R, all much in evidence.

McIntyre raced locally many years ago and he was the first motorcycle racer to break the 100mph lap record at the Isle of Man TT in 1957 aboard his Gilera Four machine. Nowadays, the lap record at the TT is over 130mph.

Classes of motorcycles and a good grid of classic sidecars amounting to more than 200 in total include a plethora of Manx Nortons, AJS R7s, Aermacchis, Gold Stars, Velos, a Watson Norton Commando, Trifield, a Saab-engined Lynx and a BSA Gold Flash.

Keeping the spectators informed and amused, with their extensive knowledge of motorcycle racing will be the resident commentary team of Mose Hutchinson and Ian Robertson, who will also interview many of the riders in between the racing.

Bikes will be on circuit from 9am on both days, for what promises to be a packed weekend programme. Saturday morning will be practice and qualifying with racing after lunch and on Sunday the racing commences from around 10.30am onwards.

Adult admission is �10. Senior citizens and accompanied children under 16 of age are admitted free of charge and the paddock is open for everyone.