Motorcycle racer and TV pundit Steve Parrish makes a welcome return to Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport. Steve, appearing at Stoneleigh Park on Saturday 24th February will be talking about his amazing career including his partnership on the track with the late great Barry Sheene, a recent Hall of Fame inductee.
Steve turned professional at the age of 22 in 1976, winning the ACU Solo title in the British Motor Cycle Championship. In the same year he became team mate to Barry on a Suzuki and competed in the 1977 500cc world championship.
Parrish finished fifth in the 1977 500cc world championship, before returning to British-based riding to become the 1978 500cc British Champion. He also won the Shell 500 title in both 1979 and 1980, and a Superbike title in 1981.
Barry once said of known prankster Steve: "If Steve was to set up his bike as well as his victims and had put as much effort into the bike as he did the intricate pranks he pulled on people, he would certainly have been a World Champion!”
Steve retired from motorcycle racing and embarked on a successful truck racing career, becoming a three-time winner of the British Open Truck Championship and four-time winner of the European title.
He became a pundit for Moto GP and currently commentates for British Eurosport on World Superbike as well as the Isle of Man TT and Classic TT for ITV4. He is also currently on tour with his daughter Frankie in their M.A.D. theatre tour around the UK.
Steve will appear on the Motor Sport Live Stage as well as signing autographs and admiring the racing and road bikes on display from clubs such as the Norton Owners Club and Association of Pioneer Motorcycles. He’ll also be welcoming the private owners who have entered the Pride of Ownership for Retro & Café Racers to the show.