4 April 2014
The quip and the one-liner have had a long and proud history in motorcycle history and occasionally, one catches an insight into the humour that existed in days gone by, which adds an extra dimension and ‘fleshes out’ a character
7 March 2014
It’s funny how certain things determine various choices we make
7 February 2014
This time of year, it’s time to take stock of the ‘winter projects’ and to decide whether they’re actually going to become actual riding propositions this year, or more long-term projects
3 January 2014
Around this time of year, in the despairing depths of winter, my mind often ponders the possibilities and opportunities of embarking on a long, ambitious motorcycle tour with, depending on my mood (and which websites I’ve been looking at – there’s a few...
6 December 2013
And so, to the first issue of another calendar year – 2014. It’s now upwards of 10 years since I took over the editorship of this magazine, and it’s been a time of actually quite a lot of change in the classic motorcycle and, of course, magazine markets
1 November 2013
This month, we’ve something of a loose ‘theme’ in that we’ve included a few features to celebrate Velocette’s centenary (the name Velocette being coined in 1913; the company is, of course, actually older), this being the last calendar issue of 2013
4 October 2013
As some may notice when flicking through this issue, we’ve had a rejig of sorts, which has basically involved revising the magazine’s ‘running order’ and refreshing some of the colours and such
6 September 2013
This time of the year in the UK, there is literally a classic event on every weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Granted, some are bigger and more publicised than others, but I guarantee if you look and are prepared to travel, you’ll find something, somewhere...
2 August 2013
The summer months are well and truly upon us, the calendar is packed and every weekend has another event to attend
5 July 2013
So far as I’m concerned, there’s a fine line between a self-indulgence and providing interest – and I’m always very wary of crossing it

Current Issue: 41-05 - May 2014

• BSA ZB32 Super Profile 
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• Laurin and Klement CCCC   
• Triumph Sprinter   
• Humber Sports   
• Straight from the Plate – sand racing
• Reader’s restoration – Vincent Rapide   
• John Surtees interview   
• Ted Mellors reflections   
• Closer Look – Brough Airfield   
• Vic Allan interview   
• Men who mattered – Jack Parker  

41-05 - May 2014

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About the Editor

James Robinson, Editor
James Robinson, Editor

James Robinson has been the editor of The Classic MotorCycle since 2002. Aged 34, he has possessed a motorcycle licence for 16 years and during that time has owned and ridden all manner of motorcycles, spanning over 100 years from oldest to newest.
Presently the custodian of a varied shed full of motorcycles, his overriding enthusiasm is for pre-World War Two sporting machines, with a couple of cammy Velos, a Rex-Acme and a Model 9 Sunbeam among those competing for attention.

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