The Toastmaster Challenge, Part the Sixth

In which the true virtues of the Ariel Huntmaster gain appreciation and understanding. Frank Westworth remembers why British bikes are very special… Have you looked closely at the frame of an Ariel? Have you ever considered how much work, how much metal went into its construction? These are finely-developed and well-engineered motorcycles, which is too often forgotten in these days…

The Toastmaster Challenge, Part the Third

Is this any way to restore a traditional British classic bike? The story of Frank Westworth’s improbable rebuild continues. Slowly… ‘That’s an Ariel Huntmaster, that is.’ ‘What is? That pile of bits?’ ‘What pile of bits? That’s an Ariel Huntmaster, that is…’ My first Ariel, my first Huntmaster, was not in fact mine. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t ride…