The Manx GP Classic Festival is more than just racing, there are vintage runs, sprints and a classic two day trial. Taking in the spectacular scenery that is the Isle of Man, competitors on twinshock and classic two and four strokes battled their way round a testing course of mud, rocks, streams and tracks for two days...
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! The 'popping/banging/misfiring' you can hear has developed fairly recently, and is the result of a flooding float chamber on one of the carbs...
Amazing footage of a 1951 methanol-burning Triumph Thunderbird 650cc outfit at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, giving modern outfits a run for their money. Just check out the awesome start the Weston Racing machine gets! One of the best sidecar videos on the web...
"They weren't just bikers, but rockers. Leather-clad young rebels riding dangerously fast on Britain's roads. But the motorbike-mad teenagers enjoying their freedom saw it very differently..."
Whoops! One little fall deserves another... Twinshock riders at the World Twinshock GP at Canada Heights in 2003 find the going tough on the dusty circuit, another clip from the Monti 118 video vault...
These are some paddock scenes of some of the superb bikes on show prior to racing at the recent Scottish Classic Scramble Club's race event which was held at Gorebridge Midlothian near Edinburgh on the July 29 2012
No sound but lovely footage of bikes and outfits running down through Eau Rouge at Spa - a mixture of left and right hand old school outfits. Geoff Duke is as Champion when Avon Motorcycle Tyres dominated the world stage...
The first Saturday in July is BSA's sports day, and this is held on the spacious sports ground adjoining the factory. Staff try out their luck on the rifle range - with BSA air rifles, of course! - then bingo, hoopla and other attractions...
The theme in the second part of the BSA Birmingham factory tour is assembly and quality control. Fascinating to see how easily the crankcases are assembled and barrels fitted...
Fascinating footage from BSA's Birmingam plant. Film starts with the Bantam, Gold Star and scooter production lines, then takes viewers through track testing, finishing and, finally, despatch...

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