After the end of the Second World War, all the major manufacturers were rushing to get a parallel twin to the market, and Ariel was no different...
At Arpajon, in August 1930, the Motorcycle Club de France organised its annual record attempts meeting, arranging for over four miles of the main Paris-Orleans road to be closed, so speed men from around the globe could congregate and attempt to establish new world’s bests...
Classic Camera: high-speed action as Californian George Everett, in western ‘hold-up’ garb, steals the lead from Indiana’s Roger Howk; both ride BSA twins in the 80 cu in (1300cc) National Championship race at Peoria, Illinois...
• Ariel Huntmaster superprofile
• BSA Gold Star
• Triumph Speed Twins
• AJS R7 Brooklands racer
• Ted Mellors’ reflections
• Closer Look – 1952 Sidecar GP season
• Jerry Thurston column
• Marque of distinction – Velocettes
• Restoration Guide – JAP engines
• Technical feature – New Imp rebuild, part IV
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