• Triumph TR65 Thunderbird

    The single carb, late model Meriden TR65 Thunderbird promised Steve Wilson a simple life. But with a new old bike, there’s rarely any such thing!

  • Velocette Lansdowne racer

    This pushrod Velocette, prepared and tuned in a modest environment by a long-time enthusiast, has enjoyed success upon success. Words: JAMES ROBINSON Photographs: GARY CHAPMAN/RUSS

  • Norton Dominator 99

    Norton produced excellent (if conservatively finished) motorcycles until a couple of pints of red paint found their way into the paint shop. Words: Tim Britton

  • Archie Beggs story

    An inspiration to us all Having been involved in preparing, racing and restoring vintage motorcycles for something like seven decades, Archie Beggs has plenty of

  • Ariel Red Hunter

    Hidden treasure A casualty of war – in a way – this Ariel LH250 Red Hunter had been out of sight for almost 80 years,

  • Matchless G3L

    Wears it well This redoubtable old warhorse has only had two owners from new and has never been restored, yet still delivers a fine ride

  • Triumph Tiger 100

    Half-litre hot rod Though in its day it was about to be eclipsed in the performance stakes, Triumph’s 1956 T100 reamins a great little motorcycle.

  • First time around

    It’s not hard to explain the swell of enthusiasm for scooters after the Second World War. Small wheels meant less weight and also left more