STAN DIBBEN, 1953 World Sidecar passenger from Lechlade, met his modern day equivalent at Mallory Park's recent International Sidecar Festival.

Stan, 87, teamed up with the newly-crowned 2012 World Champion passenger Ashley Hawes, a 26-year-old from Ashford.

Both he and Hawes had plenty to talk about, comparing passenger styles and machinery over a period of nearly 60 years.

And as Stan pointed out, he and his driver Eric Oliver were the last world champions to win on a British motorcycle – a Norton.

Stan, a fine ambassador for his sport, will also present the trophies at the Formula Sidecar Association's annual dinner in the middle of November.