Franco Uncinci profile, Tommy Robb and Bill Smith - tale of two friends and deadly rivals - plus Honda's RC162 and Moriwaki CBX750 up close. Also Beart Greeves' tuned two stroke and reports from Festival of 1000 Bikes and Spa Bikers' Classics...
CLASSIC RACER REGULARS
• Archive Shot - Isle of Man TT, 1969
His Royal Higness Prince Philip clearly enjoyed the TT experience during his visit to the 1969 Isle of Man TT races.
• Paddock Gossip
All the news
• Readers Write
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CLASSIC RACER PEOPLE
• Franco Uncini
Few people have experienced all aspects of our sport, but Franco Uncini has. Norm DeWitt explains...
• Tommy Robb and Bill Smith
Tommy Robb and Bill Smith have spent a lifetime being friends, business associates and deadly rivals. Rachael Clegg tells the hilarious tale.
• Rolf Biland
Few racers in the history of the sport have been as innovative as Swiss sidecar ace Rolf Biland. John Brown describes how he changed the sport.
CLASSIC RACER MACHINES
• Honda RC162
There is much myth and legend surrounding Honda’s glorious racing past. Jens Jessen solves a mystery as he discovers an interim racer.
• Moriwaki CBX750
Moriwaki never followed others’ trends when it came to developing its bikes, as Alan Cathcart illustrates.
• Beart Greeves
Everyone knows Francis Beart’s legend as a Norton tuner, but how many remember the Greeves he built? John Nutting tells the story.
CLASSIC RACER EVENTS
• Spa Bikers’ Classics
The Bikers' Classics team celebrated 10 years at Spa Francorchamps in style, and despite the traffic disruption caused by the passing of the Tour de France on Sunday, put on a great show.
• Festival of 1000 Bikes
CLASSIC RACER SPORT
• Pre-TT Classic
Registering the first MV double in ther Isle of Man for precisely 40 years, Alan Oversby made a perfect return to the Pre-TT Classic after missing the 2011 event with a broken wrist.
• Irish Classic Scene
• CRMC Lydden
• Bob Mac Memorial
• BHR Snetterton
• CRMC Mallory
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