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…

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…

Replica Ducati Racebike Revealed

Remember the bevel-drive desmo Ducati on which Mike Hailwood made his amazing comeback in 1978? After 11 years away from racing, Hailwood returned the Isle of Man aboard the 900 V-twin and took top honours in the Formula One TT. Hailwood made history and the Ducati MHR became seriously sought after. Last weekend, a brand-new Hailwood replica was unveiled at…