Of all the many makes and models of motorcycle produced during the 1930s, there are two outstanding V-twin-engined thoroughbreds that feature at the top of every knowledgeable enthusiast's 'fantasy barn find' league table: the Brough Superior SS100 and Vincent-HRD Series-A Rapide...
The 32nd Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show, held at Stafford County Showground last weekend was another record breaker and once more proved itself as THE classic show in the motorcycling calendar
Optimism was in the air, the free for all, swingin' Sixties were about to metamorphose into the tasteless Seventies. CBG editor Nigel Clark winds back the clock to a misspent youth and gets up close with a Triumph T150 Trident, Kawasaki 500 H1 and Honda CB750, three performance motorcycles from 1969...
Who remembers this one? Motorcycle display team fills up at Texaco forecourt and collects token or 'stars' for various gifts, including a tyre inflator, briefcase, travelling razor, camera and other gifts. But it looks like the team get distracted after they leave the garage. Collect stars, don't see them!
Documentary on New Zealander, John Britten, engineer and bike builder extraordinaire. John's incredible crafting skills can be seen in this footage, and there was nothing he couldn't make. This shows the background and early projects of the man who created the ground-breaking Britten motorcycle...
David and Goliath story as genius Kiwi mechanical engineer John Britten's innovative 'shoestring' motorcycle conquered the world. This short movie is a tribute to Britten's dedication, skill and 'can do' attitude and was filmed before his death in 1995 from a form of skin cancer. He was 45...
Video clip from home movies taken in 1949 of motorcycle racing on Florida's Daytona Beach. This was before the construction of the Daytona Speedway and both automotive and motorcycle racing was done using the beach and highway adjacent to the beach...
Turns out Classified Moto has been around longer that we thought. Travel back in time for a look at the future of custom motorcycles. Classified Moto XV920R. An ad, but nicely done, so worthy of a look...
Think of a special and you'll probably cite the Triton as the archetypal, but if you're going for a special, that's a bit more special still, then surely the ultimate engine to squeeze into that Featherbed must be the Vincent. Nigel Clark sampled a very special, special!
It's a Norton Commando, isn't it? Er, no, because owner Dave Green has gone out of his way to make the air-coooled rotary-engined Norton 'look' like a Commando. Classic Bike Guide's editor Nigel Clark tests the air- and water-cooled versions...

Current Issue: The Classic MotorCycle Issue 41-09 - October 2014

• Cotton centenary             
• Norton Model 50 Super Profile    
• Itom 50 Sports           
• BSA B44 model   
• Douglas Endeavour          
• Straight from the plate        
• Spotlight – Brough Superior SS80
• Motorcycling in the First World War
• Marque of distinction – Vintage AJS
• Classic components – Amal TT and GP
• Restoration guide – AMC Francis-Barnetts         

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