Hammered! Auction report

The most difficult part of writing this report is describing the sheer volume of machines present at this year’s Las Vegas vintage bike auctions. It’s almost overwhelming, with nearly 2000 classic motorcycles offered for sale across two separate events in January. The first of these annual events is staged by the British auction house Bonhams, while the other is hosted…

Christmas Crackers!

It’s the time of year when we traditionally exchange gifts, and gaze into tomorrow to see what the next twelve months might bring. So this is exactly the right moment to bring you our annual selection of classic bike calendars, Christmas cards, and suggestions for some groovy Christmas gifts… ANDY TIERNAN Features six two-stroke motorcycles drawn in pencil and water-colours…

Groovy new T-shirt

RC readers with reasonable memories will recall that last year’s T-shirt featured a super-stylish ‘heading off into the sunset’ design. It went down a treat, so we figured that for 2018* we’d do the same… but different. This time around, the bike is roaring towards you in glorious stereoscopic 2D-o-vision. The Ride/Read/RealClassic T-shirt design suits all sorts of classic motorcycles…

BSA Bantam

We celebrate what some folk suggest is the ultimate flying featherweight, the D14/4 Sports, in the August issue of the magazine. The lively lightweight evolved considerably from its launch in 1948 until it finally stopped swingin’ as the Sixties swerved into the Seventies. Here are some of the Bantam highlights – and a stack of nostalgic ads for your entertainment……