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1973
1st British Side-Car trials championship
(Jack Matthews)
1975

2nd British Moto-Cross championship
(Vic Eastwood)
1st 750 cc A.M.C.A. championship
(Mick Eatough)
1st A.M.C.A. superclass championship
(Cliff Barton)

1976
2nd, 4th, 5th British Moto-Cross championship
(Vic Allan, John Banks, Vic Eastwood)
5th Swiss 500cc Moto-Cross Grand Prix
(Vic Allan)
3rd Finnish 500cc Moto-Cross Grand Prix
(Vic Allan)
3rd Luxembourg 500cc Moto-Cross Grand Prix
(Vic Allan)
1st British Moto-Cross support championship
(Dave Nicol)
Eddie Kidds first ever jump over 13 double decker buses.
1977
2nd British 500cc Moto-Cross Grand Prix
(John Banks)
 4th Canadian 500cc Moto-Cross Grand Prix
(John Banks)
1978
5th British Moto-Cross championship
(Bob Wright)
Small firms export award
1981 1st, 3rd 4th Isle of Man junior TT
(Steve Tonkin)
1st British 4-stroke championshop
(Austin Clews)
1983-
1985
1st British trials championship
(Steve Saunders)
1st, 4th, 5th 350cc British road race championship
(Niall Mackenzie)
1st, 2nd 250cc British road race championship
(Niall Mackenzie)
1st British trials championship
(Steve Saunders)
4,000 motorcycles produced at the Bolton factory badged as Can Ams and sold in North America
Queens award for export
1984-
1987
1st,2nd 250cc British road race championship
(Niall Mackenzie)
3rd 250cc British road race championship
(Donny Mcleod)
Over 3000 military motorcycles manufactured for the British, Canadian and Jordanian Army.
Harley Davidson buy the manufacturing design and rights to produce the MT 500 in the USA.
1990
1st British 4-stroke championship
(Greg Hansen)
1992
1st British 4-stroke championship
(Perry Leask)
1993
1st British 4-stroke championship
(Perry Leask)
1995
1st British World 4-stroke championship
(Donny Schmit)
1st Sound of thunder championship
(Donny Schmit)
1997
1st M.R. Thumpercross series
(Simon Wyse) formerly 'Haynes 4-stroke' series
1998
8th and 10th (in class) Paris-Granada-Dakar Rallye
(Nick Craigie + Vinny Fitsimmons)
Highest manufacture finish rate and best self supporting team awards (Paris-Granada-Dakar Rally)
Paris-Dakar CCM C27 successfully finish the toughest event in the motorsport world
Alan and Austin Clews sell their majority share in CCM to Peter Swift + Co
2002
CCM R30 wheelies down The Mall during the Queens Jubilee Parade
Mettet Chris Walker world superbike rider steps in as a late replacement for the injured Carl Fogarty
He's never ridden the factory prepared R30 before but finished a magnificent 6th overall against the worlds best supermoto riders.
2003
CCM hit the big screen Lara Croft stars in Tomb Raider aboard her CCM 644
Management shakeup at CCM
2004
July CCM closes it's doors amid mounting debts run up by previous management
Alan and Austin Clews and son in law Gary Harthern successfully buy back CCM and all its assets off liquidators BDO.

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