Selection of screen sirens and classic bikes, published in Classic Bike Guide and drawn by Louise Limb. How many can you recognise?
Small selection of Post-war british bike magazine advertisements.
Dating from 1952 with the 'most popular BSA ad' the British manufacturers were selling laddish and girl-likes-boy-with-bike messages, which didn't change much until the extinction of the British motorcycle industry.
Some lovely quirky ads here, from the 'exceedingly smooth and flexible' JAP Dual Car, Ferodo's 'halting hand', the 1907 ad for Brooks Saddles with 'uniformly front-rank quality' whatever that means, and the Zenith Bicar, which is the 'hit of the 1907 season'. Was it?
Mixed bag of print ads to keep you on your toes - some bikes, some accessories. Lodge's spark plugs seem to impress a despatch rider (below), distinctively orange-coloured Instant Gasket was peppered in the motorcycling press and Firestone had created a new Diene RUBBER-X compound which was safe, smooth and long lasting.
A selection of print advertisements from the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, starting in 1964. How many can you remember? We'll add to the gallery over the forthcoming weeks, so pop back for the latest selection.
Infamous through the hype of the local Press, Rockers ruled the highways in the 1960s with their black leather jackets, cafe racer style Triumphs – other models were available – and their rebellious lifestyle. Is it time for a comeback?
Given the level of competition in the Pre-65 Scottish Two Day Trial it stands to reason that the winning bike must be something really special. It has to be because if it wasn’t how could it cope with the tough sections that make up pre-65 events these days? Or at least that’s the way the assumption goes...
What does it take to stop you in your tracks at a motorcycle show? This beautiful BSA Gold Star did it for the Classic Dirtbike editor, Tim Britton...
• 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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