Clubman’s Corner: the VMCC

The UK’s largest organisation dedicated to old bikes has recently renewed its commitment to address the rules, regs and red tape that affect vintage and classic motorcycles. The Vintage Motor Cycle Club’s first step in this process has been to form a small ‘regulatory advisory group’ which works alongside the club Journal editor and reports directly to the club’s directors.…

The Caister Castle Collection

If you’re seeking somewhere off the beaten track with interesting automotive exhibits, then Roy Workman recommends this little-known motor museum… On a trip to Great Yarmouth, we revisited the Caister Castle Car Collection. This is a first class, privately-owned motor collection which has been extended since my last visit. It now has on display 211 cars and motorcycles and several…

Triumph Racing Champions

To kick off a special exhibition dedicated to their racing champions, the Triumph factory visitor experience put on an exclusive event hosted by Steve (Stavros) Parrish which featured collector / restorer Dick Shepherd and two-times TT winner and 675 pilot Gary Johnson among members of the company’s factory staff. Amazingly, we had a secret agent on the scene… ‘Aches and…

The Jampot Rally

For many marque club members, the annual national rally is the highpoint of the club’s social calendar. It’s the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded folk, admire their motorcycles and ride classic bikes in good company. But events like this require considerable inspiration and dedication to organise – as you’ll discover, with this behind-the-scenes review of the AJS and Matchless Owners’…

Sand & Motorcycles 2018

It may be an odd name for a classic bike get-together, but that didn’t stop more than 800 machines rolling along to Pages Park in September to enjoy the ninth annual Leighton Buzzard Railway motorcycle show… The event’s title comes from the association between local aggregate industry, Garside Sands, and three ancient motorcycles which were used by the repair crews…

A Rider’s Life

‘I just take what life throws at me. And throw it back!’ So says Heather, who doesn’t own a car but instead clocks up thousands of miles every year on old bikes. Her first motorcycle was a humble BSA C11, but these days she more often seen aboard her touring Brough Superior SS80 or the mighty meaty Matchless… I met…