Once more, the scene is set for a weekend of classic enjoyment and indulgence, with some of the best old motorcycles in the world assembled, as well as a stellar line-up of clubs, the fabulous Bonhams auction and our star guest, John Surtees...

Triumph classic 500cc group test (pdf)

Three's a crowd! Rigid, sprung hub and swinging arm versions of Triumph's popular 500cc twins on test. Roy Poynting revs up with great enthusiasm for all three and nominates his favourite steed...

Velocette 250 and 350 motorcycle service notes (pdf)

Velocette 250 and 350 ‘iron engine’ service notes. Models covered are MOV, MAC and MAF. Consistent design methods employed by Veloce Ltd over the years make the remainder of the work simple...

1929 Neander V-twin

Visually striking and rarer than hen's teeth, the Neander certainly stands out, with its designer clearly a man who knew his own mind...

The first beach race to be held at Saltburn was in 1906, organised by the Yorkshire Automobile Club. More than 60,000 visitors came and the event continued to be popular until the First World War halted it. Racing restarted in 1920...

Triumph Tiger T110

With the Goodwood Revival deciding on introducing a set of rules encouraging the use of early to mid-1950s type ‘club’ racers, Triumph pre-unit specialists Ace Classics and fellow London shop, the Baron Speed Shop, decided to join forces and get involved...

1958 Ariel Huntmaster and Garrard Grand Prix child/adult sidecar

The old adage of what looks right is right applies here. Despite this Ariel Huntmaster being the end of the line for Selly Oak, its handsome lines are complemented by an attractive third wheel. Even a reluctant sidecarist is bowled over by this Birmingham-London plot...

Les Smith prepares to tackle the Sani Pass, a bridle track between Basutoland and Natal in South Africa on his 350cc Velocette MAC, “…a machine of uncertain vintage” as described in The Motor Cycle...

Reproduced in full from the original article in the May 1983 edition of The Classic MotorCycle, this is the tale of a remarkable engineer and his twin-engined Norton...

Norton Dominator Model 88, classic British motorcycle

In 1953, a Featherbed-framed Norton Dominator would have been an unusual sight on the UK roads, being hampered by a very high price tag. But that aside, the early Norton Dominator gives off an unmistakeable aura of competence and quality...

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