The Clive Wood MBE Collection rolls into Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale

The late Clive Wood, a prominent figure in Teesside industry, began his career at Marske Machine Company as an apprentice fitter-turner. Known for his energetic work and humble client care, he became sales manager at Tees Components, personally investing in both Tees Components andDormor Machine & Engineering. Clive’s passion for innovation led Tees Components to adapt machinery in the late…

End of an era as Brighton Speed Trials cancelled for ‘foreseeable future’

Organisers have called time on Brighton Speed Trials, the world’s longest running motorsport event. BST 2006. Bruce Floothain (marshal) with Andy Forward on 500 Triumph Morado. Nick Wingrove (marshal) further back. The VMCC Sprint Section Committee announced “with great sadness” that the Brighton Speed Trials will not run again for the foreseeable future. “The VMCC Sprint Section had the honour…

Clubman’s Corner: cover your Kettle!

Members of the Kettle Club – which caters for Suzuki’s iconic 750 two-stroke – now benefit from a bespoke insurance scheme, specifically tailored to meet their needs… Launched in 1971, the water-cooled inline triple established itself as a smooth, comfortable grand tourer, unique in a world dominated by identikit four-cylinder four-stroke sportsbikes. At 550lb, the GT750 was never particularly frisky…

The Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show set to return in February with special guests

The 2024 Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show will once again be the ‘Best in the West’ as it is set to return with a weekend celebrating the nostalgia, timelessness and elegance of classic bikes. Taking place from February 24-25 at The Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet, thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will head to the south-west of England to…

Bonhams to sell the 14th production Vincent Black Lightning at the Spring Stafford Sale

1949 Vincent-HRD 998cc Black Lightning – Estimate £120,000 – 150,000 Bonhams is delighted to announce the consignment of a recent ‘Barn Find’ Vincent Black Lightning, one of the most captivating and highly prized motorcycles ever produced, to be sold at The Spring Stafford Sale, held in association with International Classic Motorcycle Show, over the weekend of the 20 – 21…