RealClassic reading: Motorcycles, Mates and Memories

In this recent publication, RC member and occasional contributor Bill Snelling reflects on his lifetime passion for two-wheeling in this entertaining, motorcycle-themed autobiography. He recalls the decades of motorcycling mayhem, mud and madness that have characterised his 70-odd years living the dream, from the early days at Arthur Lavington’s Velocette shop to pounding the long-distance trials and the many race…

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,…

The Miller Museum

These days it’s best not to delay – when you do get an opportunity to ride your old bike it helps to already have a plan in place. The Sammy Miller Museum in Hampshire has adapted very rapidly to the changing circumstances in recent times, providing a safely-distanced destination for motorcyclists to enjoy. When legal restrictions permit, the museum’s hard-standing…