This week on Classic Bikers Club

By Web editor, 30 November 2012
Simple but reliable - Kawa's Z400
Simple but reliable - Kawa's Z400

McGuinness will ride a Paton at Isle of Man next year, latest Classic Bike Guide goes on sale and Festival of 1000 Bikes revealed. Articles this week feature top bikes of the Seventies, Evel Knievel and a profile on Pip Harris...

Latest Show news
To avoid any confusion, the next Classic Bike Show to be held in Lanark will be on 11-12 May 2013...

Museum gifted Collier machines
The grandson of the great Bob Collier, Matt Collier, has gifted three of his grandfather’s last remaining bikes to the Sammy Miller Museum Trust. Needing full restoration, they will then join the other Collier bikes in the museum...

Classic Bike Guide on saleClassic Bike Guide on sale
In this issue, Triumph T100C restorer's guide, BSA Gold Star test, Kawasaki GPZ900R, daredevil Evel Knievel profile, riding Ducati's SD900, running a minimalist Royal Enfield Bullet and buying a British twin guide. On sale now...

Rain battered this year's run
Heavy rain and hail battered this year’s London-Brighton Veteran Car Run, which included 15 tricycles and forecars aged between 108 and 115 years old...

Festival of 1000 Bikes dates revealed
The dates of next year’s VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes have now been revealed. Mallory Park will play host to the classics event on the weekend of July 13-14, 2013...

John McGuinness will ride a Paton
The latest rider to confirm his participation in the new Classic TT races in the Isle of Man is John McGuinness...

Don Overall
Don Overall (featured in TCM, Dec 11) has died, just months short of his centenary. Don was a ‘survivor’ in every sense and he had an enormous fund of adventurous stories to prove it...
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Ultimate Christmas gift guide
Selective seasonal gifts for the classic bike enthusiast

Suzuki GT750Latest articles
Top bikes of the Seventies: 4
John Nutting's top 40 bikes from the Seventies, distilled from over 200 road tests. Final part, numbers 40 to 31

Pip Harris profile part one
Pip Harris, with John Thorton in the chair of his flat-twin BMW at Cadwell Park
Archive news 1972: Evel Knievel
In 1967, a largely unknown small town daredevil named Evel Knievel had a dream to jump the Grand Canyon on a motorcycle. Unsurprisingly, the Arizona authorities turned him down...
AJS and Matchless twin - iconic engines
When AMC introduced its parallel twin engine to an eager public in 1948 at the Motorcycle Show, it proved that the firm was not frightened of bucking the trend in engine building...
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Latest videos on CBC-TV
Yamaha YES Men
PDM produced this viral video in 2011 for Yamaha Motor Corporations 'Yamaha Extended Service' Program

Just trying once again to capture the unique sound made by this bike. This is the closest I've come, so turn up your speakers!
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Win an Evel Knievel print!
Do you like this photograph? We’ve got 10 copies of this Evel Knievel image to give away. There’s no competition, it’s the first 10 names drawn that take the booty...
Win! Classic Isle of Man TT VIP package
August 23rd - 26th 2013 - The Classic TT celebrates the history and heritage of the TT and motorcycle racing, offering four action-packed days of motorcycling nostalgia. Including the world's most prestigious classic motorcycle races, the Classic TT will boast the best road racers on the planet riding the most exotic and iconic motorcycles...
Win a subscription to Classic Dirt Bike magazine
Here's your chance to get a year's subscription to the best read in the classic dirt biking world, brought to you by Mortons Media
HELD Arctic 2170 gloves
Just in time for Christmas! We have a pair of warm, waterproof HELD winter motorcycle gloves up for grabs...
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