Motorcycle star Steve Parrish makes a long-awaited return
THE organiser of tonight's big motorcycle event at Immingham Golf Club says he has waited 12 years to bring one of his special guests back to the town.
Steve Parrish, Roger Marshall and Tommy Hill are all in North East Lincolnshire tonight.
The Night of the Champions chat show is now a sell-out.
And organiser Keith Martin is particularly delighted that he has managed to lure Parrish back to the area.
He said: "Steve is now in such demand for after dinner speaking, hosting events, doing celebrity cruises, and his vast amount of TV work, that it has taken me no less than 12 years to get him to come to our area again.
"I know that the fans are in for a treat, with local legend Roger Marshall, the 12-time British Champion, and 2011 British Superbike champion Tommy Hill also looking forward to the event.
"They will be telling stories never heard before of life in and out of the fast lane.
"I know the fans lucky enough to have got tickets for the show will have a great time at what should be a fun-filled evening."
Now a BBC MotoGP presenter, Parrish not only won the 500cc British Championship back in 1979, he was also national champion on his superbike in 1981.
After retiring from bike racing in 1986, he went on to have a highly successful career in truck racing, winning the British and European championships in 1990.
He eventually retired from this sport in 2002, at the age of 47.
In 1985, Parrish started commentating for BBC radio. Then, in 1990, he began what has been a successful career on television, covering many forms of the sport, including British Touring Cars, World Superbikes and MotoGP at circuits worldwide.
The next motorsport show at Immingham Golf Club is on Friday, April 26, when Martin's guests will be Honda Supremo Neil Tuxwoth and his 2013 Samsung Honda squad, talking about the forthcoming season.