Eurojumble Preview

As ever, this year’s Eurojumble offers ample opportunities to buy lots of classic bike bits – but if you happen to have too many of those already, then there’s also the chance for a clear-out. Turn your unwanted spares into cash, and help someone else complete their project… Eurojumble is reassuringly old-school kind of autojumble which concentrates almost entirely on…

Beezumph 2018: Classics On Track

The word ‘unique’ is probably the most over-used, and misused adjective in the English language but it is a wholly and completely accurate way to describe the Beezumph Rally. There is no other event where what can be kindly described as ‘authentically well-used’ road machines sit right alongside £40,000 classic race bikes in complete harmony. Where else in the world…

Classic Continental Motorcycles

Richard Jones concludes his brief exploration of French motorcycles at this year’s VMCC Banbury Run® with some other machines from La Belle France that were on parade. All were, of course, manufactured before Banbury’s 1931 cut-off date, and they include classic bikes built by Peugeot, Terot, and Monet & Goyon… You may have been under the impression from my previous…

New Map 250

In his earlier report from the VMCC Banbury Run®, Richard Jones remarked upon how many vintage French motorcycles took to the roads this year. This time he reports upon a bright blue beauty which is definitely French, although its name has a distinctly English ring to it… You may wonder where the Gallic phrase sacré bleu came from. Apparently it…

Café Racer Montlhéry Festival

Hardcore classic bike enthusiasts, 21st century café racer aficionados and retro roadster riders converge on the historic Montlhéry circuit to make the most of the massive café racer festival. Frank Melling took his own Manx Norton along to ride in the wheeltracks of champions… Battling down the Paris-Orleans expressway, nose to tail with kamikaze French commuters, there is no sense…

Classic Bikes at Crich

The second annual Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village was a scorching success – not just because the weather was wonderfully warm, but also thanks to the superb selection of classic bikes on display. The Tramway Village in the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire offers visitors a unique opportunity to step back in time, take multiple rides on historic trams,…