4 July 2014
This year, I made my first ever visit to the Isle of Man!
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
7 June 2013
This has surely been one of the busiest periods I’ve personally ever encountered, with so many things going on, weekend in, weekend out
3 May 2013
There are different types of classic motorcycle enthusiast, I’m beginning to reckon – there’s those who collect and collect, filling up shed after shed, never selling anything, and there are those who regularly enjoy ‘swapping about’ what they have in...
5 April 2013
What looks better, shiny or scruffy? Do you prefer patina or polish? Now, it seems the tide is turning somewhat, with the ‘fashion’ edging towards retaining the ‘original and unrestored’ look, rather than the restored to better than new appearance...
1 March 2013
The evenings are beginning to draw out a little, the Bristol show is coming soon, the ice isn’t quite as thick in the mornings, the Banbury and 1000 Bikes entry forms have gone in, likewise the Irish National, plus a trip to the ASI Motoshow has been...
1 February 2013
I love old motorcycling books. While many new ones are superb – an honourable mention here to John Handley’s None More Brave, about his uncle Walter Handley, which I read over the festive period – others aren’t so great...
4 January 2013
We have ended up with something of a Scott ‘special’ this month, what with the Restoration Guide, Richard’s YWA ‘Bigger Question’ as well as the technical feature focusing on two-strokes too

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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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