Despite a few minor niggles, and the motorcycle's trade reference to bike as the 'hand grenade', because it went a short distance then exploded, the BSA Starfire was a capable 250. But just a shame that it was 10 years too late...
There are few places in Britain which so evoke the spirit of racing heroism as Brooklands. For decades it was at the epicentre of both motor racing and aircraft development. The banked circuit – created by Hugh Locke King – saw records tumble to men with nerves of steel who were determined to carve out their place in history...
The late Pete Sole, who owned this Triumph Thunderbird for over 20 years, was well-respected as a pragmatic restorer with a taste for vintage machinery. The Thunderbird was his first postwar heavyweight and he used it regularly, as a workhorse and tourer...
Twice 500cc World Champion, Sportsman of the Year 1977, MBE, model, playboy, you name it, he lived it.
Bikes are being wheeled in, positioned and polished and stallholders are setting up their displays for the weekend's Bristol Show...
Latest image gallery from the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic Scooter held at the Newark Showground. How many bikes can you identify?
Some of our favourite images from the 19th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Stafford's Showground...
Selection of screen sirens and classic bikes, published in Classic Bike Guide and drawn by Louise Limb. How many can you recognise?
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?
• For various budgets (vintage machines)
• Archive photograph
• Which model? (OHV Brough Superiors)
• Sunbeam S7 super profile
• Norton Manx at Daytona – history and test
• Reader’s restoration – BSA A65 Spitfire
• Straight from the plate – Donington Park, 1933
• ISDT Royal Enfield and sidecar
• Greeves Ranger
• John Tickle profile
• Restoration Guide – Matchless G9/AJS Model 20
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