FORMER HARE AND HOUNDS
ON THE A64, AT THE BOTTOM OF STAXTON HILL NEAR THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS, SEE YOU THERE!!
One of the OLDEST ORIGINAL biker destinations in the UK!
Evidence shows gatherings as early as 1907 - possibly maybe happened even earlier!
The above photo, although dated 1912/13 - we believe is circa 1920
when the Former Hare and Hounds was run by the Haynes family.
The building has now gone full circle - and thankfully still stands as it did then - with the exception of the outbuildings which were shortened in the 1950's to facilitate a car park!
It was also home of the Staxton Hill Climb, with the original start line been just at the end of the car park. The last one was run in 1930, before the location was moved.
GMEC are proud to present the ex-Barry Sheene,1979 Dunstall Suzuki GS1000 F1. NOW BACK AT GMEC, COME AND SEE IT!!
This machine was raced by Barry Sheene at the August Bank Holiday meeting at Oulton Park in 1979. UK importer Heron Suzuki was interested in promoting production-based racing and had asked Paul Dunstall to enter Yoshimura-prepared engine factory GS1000s in TT Formula 1 events in 1979. Barry Sheene was the Texaco-sponsored Heron Suzuki team's number one rider in Grands Prix and his dislike of racing heavyweight four-strokes was well known, once referring to them as 'muck spreaders'. Nevertheless, Barry acquitted himself with distinction in his one-off ride at Oulton, finishing a close 2nd to Honda-mounted Ron Haslam. Indeed, the Suzuki star might have won had he not been balked by a back-marker on the final lap!
After spending 15 years in a museum, the yoshimura stamped blueprint engine may well be run again - just not in anger!
It was great to see it on the suzuki stand at the 2016 Barry Sheene weekend at Olivers Mount, and at Donington park, whereby it was re-united with one of Barry's mechanics of the day, who gave it close scrutiny - and was happy to see it!
LICENCED CAFE / BAR
OUR WELL STOCKED SHOP!
GMEC Motorcycles, is located on the A64 [route 64] in Staxton, Scarborough!
With excellent FREE off road parking and ease of access, why not pay us a visit and enjoy a coffee in a relaxed atmosphere, while you browse our growing range of products.
MOT due - look no further - all motorcycles, including sidecars tested.
FREE complimentary drink while you wait.
MOTS Available on a Wednesday night, pre-booking required.
Tel: 01944 711596
VAT No: 141 0942 45
Except Easter Bank Hol.
Winter Opening Hours
GMEC M/CYCLE SHOP.
Tuesday 9.30 - 5.00.
Wednesday 9.30 - 9.00.
Thursday 9.30 - 5.00.
Friday 9.30 - 5.00.
Saturday 9.30 - 5.00.
ROUTE 64 CAFE.
TUES - SAT 9.30 - 3.00.
WED BIKE NIGHT
OPEN EASTER BANK HOLIDAY
GMEC BIKE NIGHTS ARE BACK!!!!!
STARTING AT ITS NEW LOCATION - GMEC - ROUTE 64, MAIN ST,
While you wait!
Complimentary tea and coffee inc!!
BOOK YOURS NOW!