Chequered flags will be waved on 26 May to kick off the 2012 Isle of Man TT races and motorcycle visitors and Island enthusiasts can once again gorge on the action and varied side-attractions going on during the 13-day event. Here are a selection of our favourite images from the Mortons Archive...
A mixed bag of classics taken from our 'Bikes our friends own/used to own' photo album on the Classic Bikers Club Facebook page. Most of them in their finished state, although some obviously still work in progress. How many can you recognise?
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…
• BSA Rocket Gold Star Super Profile
• Velocette KTT
• BMW R67/R68
• Royal Enfield Motor Carrier
• Straight from the plate – 1930 GP
• Motorcycle spotlight - Ariel Model A
• MV Agusta Scrambler
• Marque of distinction – Scotts
• You were asking
• Restoration guide – Douglas Dragonfly
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