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.
Trials ace Brian Marr, who filled in at the last moment to do our demonstrations, and stuntriding legend Kevin Carmichael display their skills in a spontaneous performance for the crowd...
In 1954, the Motor Cycling Club (MCC) held its 50th Edinburgh Commemoration Run, the Golden Jubilee celebration for what was reckoned to be the oldest sporting motorcycle event held anywhere in the world...
A fantastic array of motorcycles was on display at the the Aviation Heritage Wolds Run on Saturday, May 5 in East Kirkby, Lincs. Classic Bike Guide editor Nigel Clark picks some of his favourites...
A popular precursor to the Wines from Spain pre-65 Scottish Two Day Trial, mentioned earlier, is the Moidart Peninsular Road Run for pre-1979 motorcycles...
Motocross demonstrations are running the Lanark Show until midday, and quite a spectacle they are too…
Our independent judging panel at the Lanark Show have inspected all of the exhibits and nominated the Show winners. All are special but the Best In Show winner is very special. It's none other than Derek Palmer's stunning Flower of Scotland land speed machine!
Motorcycle enthusiasts have travelled afar to reach the Lanark Show and the turnout of bikes exceeded a thousand by midday. Here are some of our favourites...
• Harrogate auction
• End to end ride
• Velocette MSS
• Straight from the plate – 1923 French GP
• AA and RAC patrol outfits
• Reader’s restoration – BSA A7SS
• Radco two-stroke
• Closer Look – 1965 ISDT
• Classic components
• Men who mattered – Noel Pope
• Restoration Guide – Cyclemaster
• Technical feature – Girder forks, part II
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