Island Racer Returns!
The Classic Motorcycle
by Alex Bestwick
6d ago
The world’s largest and best TT publication takes on the 2024 Isle of Man TT. The 2024 issue features 148 pages of the most incredible photos, articles and interviews on TT 2024. Discover what’s on for the year, a who’s who of every rider taking part and a brilliant TT guide. Get up close and personal with the biggest names in motorcycle racing as Island Racer introduces you to the stars of TT 2024. It explores the stories behind these riders and the triumphs and challenges that define them. Whether you’re a seasoned TT aficionado or a newcomer to the world of motorcycle racing, Island Racer ..read more
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Thousands ride out in tribute to Dave Myers
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by Alex Bestwick
1w ago
Thousands of bikers met up in tribute to Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire Bikers from across the country met up to raise money for cancer research in homage to Dave Myers, who died in February at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer. Over 6,000 motorcyclists rode from Beverley to Whitby in tribute to the late star. The other half of the Hairy Bikers, Si King, thanked those taking part in the motorcycle ride, saying “he would have loved it”. King wrote on social media: “I hope the ride out goes well for you all. Many many thanks for remembering Dave in this w ..read more
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The AJS & Matchless Owners Club Spares Scheme Now Open to All
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by Alex Bestwick
1w ago
The club are pleased to announce that sales of spares will be open to members of the public from 31st March 2024. Club members will also benefit from the new system, as they will receive a 10% discount on all purchases made. The club is a non-profit making organisation, which means that any profits are reinvested in the commissioning and purchasing of spares, for the benefit of all owners of AJS & Matchless machines. As well as the 10% discount on spares purchased, membership of the club also offers a range of benefits: Technical help phoneline Machine Dating information from the factory ..read more
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CAROLE NASH SPONSORS STAFFORD!
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by Darren Hendley
3w ago
Longstanding classic motorcycle insurer provider Carole Nash is pleased to announce its return as headline sponsor at The International Classic Motorcycle Show and the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in 2024. The two shows in April and October, both held at Stafford Country Showground, are the largest classic motorcycle gatherings in the world and are must-do events for any discerning motorcycle fan. Famed for its incredible guests, huge Autojumble, record-breaking Bonhams motorcycle auction, massive trade village and of course, the people that make the scene so vibrant. “We’re absolutely d ..read more
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Jonathan Tye to guest at this year’s Moidart Run
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by Darren Hendley
3w ago
Organisers Andy Johnstone and John McCrink are pleased to announce that the guest of honour for the Moidart Peninsula Classic Road Run is Derbyshire trials and scrambles ace and Moidart Run stalwart Jonathan Tye. Jonathan is the younger of two motorcycling brothers who both achieved much success in careers that started back in the late 1940s. Jonathan will always tell you that he envied his late big brother David’s supreme riding ability – however, David was equally envious of Jonathan’s RAF flying career. Jonathan was genuinely pleased to be asked to be the guest of honour, but such is his a ..read more
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Meet Mary Motorcycle
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by Darren Hendley
3w ago
The Transport Torques evening event on Saturday, April 6, at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, hosts the public premiere of the film, ‘Mary Motorcycle.’ In October 1967, 26-year old Mary Sievier set off to ride to India on a 175cc BSA Bantam. She reached India… and then kept going for nine years, becoming the first British woman to ride solo around the world. After the screening of the film, join award-winning documentary maker Martyn Moore and leading motorcycle adventure traveller Tiffany Coates for a Q&A session, and Mary’s newly restored Bantam will be available to view. More info ..read more
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The Clive Wood MBE Collection
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by Darren Hendley
3w ago
In addition to a Vincent Black Lightning and several other fabulous machines, the Clive Wood MBE Collection will be sold by Bonhams at the Spring Stafford Sale at The International Classic MotorCycle Show on April 20/21. The late Clive Wood, a prominent figure in Teesside industry committed to philanthropy, had diverse interests including racehorses, playing trumpet, vintage cars, art, fly fishing, beekeeping, metal detecting, and horticulture – and a strong affinity for British motorcycles. Highlights of Wood’s 40- plus collection, to be offered entirely without reserve, include numerous rar ..read more
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Team Obsolete’s 350cc GP 2024 extravaganza
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by Darren Hendley
3w ago
For 2024, the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) has announced that the Vintage Cup will feature a 350cc Grand Prix class. Team Obsolete will fabulously support the cup with eight different iconic 350cc GP bikes from its stable, each at a different circuit. They will be ridden by multi-champion Dave Roper. The bikes range in age from 1951 to 1967 and include an MV three, Benelli four and multiple AJS 7Rs, including the TT-winning 7R3. Five of these bikes were extensively tested at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on May 9, 2017, with excellent videography coverage. Ride ..read more
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The Clive Wood MBE Collection rolls into Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale
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by Alex Bestwick
2M ago
The late Clive Wood, a prominent figure in Teesside industry, began his career at Marske Machine Company as an apprentice fitter-turner. Known for his energetic work and humble client care, he became sales manager at Tees Components, personally investing in both Tees Components and Dormor Machine & Engineering. Clive’s passion for innovation led Tees Components to adapt machinery in the late 1980s, establishing a dedicated tunnel lining production line. This facility crafted cast iron liners for the Channel Tunnel and the Jubilee Line extension. Committed to philanthropy, Clive founded th ..read more
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Super rare Vincent Black Lightning to lead Spring Stafford Sale
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by Alex Bestwick
2M ago
The fourteenth production Vincent Black Lightning will be auctioned at the Spring Stafford Sale later in the year. Bonhams Bonhams|Cars will auction the 14th production Vincent Black Lightning at its Spring Stafford Sale during the International Classic MotorCycle Show on April 21. One of only 34 machines built, the Black Lightning is a rare beast and its not often one is sold publicly. The sale of this ‘Polish Lightning’ is estimated at £120,000 – 150,000. It was ‘Rollie’ Free’s capture of the ‘world’s fastest production motorcycle’ record in 1948 on a tuned Series-B Black Shadow that led dir ..read more
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