Triumph celebrations at the National Motorcycle Museum

50 years ago in the September of 1972, one of the development engineers at Triumph’s Meriden factory accomplished something amazing. Norman Hyde wheeled his home-made Trident-engined outfit onto the runway at RAF Fairford – and went home with a world record. To celebrate the half-century anniversary of this event, the Triumph Owners’ MCC and Norman himself will meet on 24th…

New BSA Gold Star: available in August?

The new BSA Gold Star single was the star of the show at Brooklands this month, and more details about the brand-new heritage model are being announced almost every day. The dohc liqud-cooled is being built by Classic Legends, a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group. Earlier this month they appointed an exclusive UK distributor, an offshoot of Motorcycles Direct /…

Swaton Vintage Day

The Swaton Vintage Day – and its accompanying World Egg Throwing Championships – has returned after a two year break. RC regular Roy Workman was on hand to admire a record turnout of classic two-wheelers… This show started in 1993 and they have only missed three years since then; two years for the pandemic and the other during the foot…