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A Continental Conundrum

RC reader Ray is getting to grips with his second Royal Enfield rebuild. He’s building up a 250 Continental GT from boxes of bits. All was going swimmingly, until he unwrapped the bodywork to reveal a colour scheme of an unusual hue… Ray’s previous project: sadly missed! We have all heard of ‘buyer’s remorse’, and most people involved with classic…

Stafford Classic Motorcycle Show postponed until October

Following the UK Government advice on the coronavirus pandemic we have unfortunately had to postpone our April/August Stafford Classic Motorcycle Show once again. The safety and well-being of our visitors, exhibitors, partners, contractors and staff is the most important factor and the key reason for postponing the event. The event team have been continually monitoring the latest public health and…

AJS & Matchless 500 Singles: out of the archive

If you’re looking for a traditional British single-cylinder classic motorcycle, then the AJS Model 18 and the Matchless G80 are charming old chuffers which cost considerably less than their Norton or Velocette equivalents… Honest, dependable and free of phoney pretensions, the big singles built by Associated Motor Cycles after WW2 neatly balance price and performance. The 497cc AJS Model 18…