UPDATE: Ardingly AUTOJUMBLE CANCELLED

The South of England Winter Classic Bikejumble was scheduled to take place at Ardingly in West Sussex on Sunday 17 January. Unfortunately, new tier arrangements mean IT WILL NOT GO AHEAD as planned. The next classic bike event at Ardingly is instead scheduled for Sunday 28th March 2021. It’s not been easy for any event organisers to keep things ticking…

Top 200! Bumper issue out now

200 months ago, RealClassic magazine rolled off the press for the very first time. And now you can read the 200th issue, a special edition with extra articles crammed in to celebrate being very, very old indeed. Read on to discover what’s inside the December 2020 magazine, and how you can read it in print or digital formats… We couldn’t…

RealClassic Reading: adventure riding!

Regular readers of the magazine will be familiar with the (mis)adventures of Nick Adams as he explores the byways and back-roads of northern Canada – usually on vaguely inappropriate elderly motorcycles. Nick captures the untamed landscapes through which he rides alone – often without meeting another human being for days on end – and shares that experience with us in…

RealClassic Reading: new BSA book

It’s unusual for us all to be amazed by a book about one of the best-known British marques, but Peter Crawford has produced a remarkable gem. And it’s all about the A65 twin, as you might expect from the title: ‘Thunderbolts & Lightning’. In fact the book is far more than that – it is a careful and revealing study…

The Miller Museum, Part Two

The Sammy Miller museum doesn’t restrict itself to British bikes, but also hosts many exotic machines from overseas. Richard Jones reveals some of these extra-special classic motorcycles which you’ll find on display at Bashley Manor – once, of course, legal restrictions are lifted. The museum hopes to host a series of ride-ins during 2021 with featured marques parking on the…

Tuning For Need, Part 2

Paul Friday continues his quest to make his old banger sizzle. In this episode, your hero tries to find an ignition system to fit his single-cylinder Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone… Electronic ignition systems are so common now that they are taken for granted. It’s a box with some wires that makes the plug fire. It either works or it doesn’t,…