RealClassic Reading                                                         

This book is the story of Albert Simpkin, a dispatch rider during the First World War. Experienced motorcyclists were required to deliver messages to senior officers during the conflict. Albert joined up and as soon as you became a dispatch rider (DR) you were promoted to Corporal; this rank enabled you to talk to officers. Some of the DRs he…

November Issue Out Now

British bikes! Italian classics! Some dodgy old Honda! This month’s magazine has got the lot – and we threw in some spurious exclamation marks, just for fun. Look! There’s another! As ever, this month’s issue of RealClassic magazine tells it like it is, with a selection of stories that come straight from the horse’s mouth. (Well, the rider’s eye. Choose…

Imola Autojumble

Looking for a different event to add to your classic biking calendar? Try this one for size: a huge autojumble in Italy, which takes place in September. Perfect riding weather, brilliant roads – here’s what else RC regular Stu Thomson discovered when he attended this year… I have an interest in all things Italian where motorcycles are concerned, so we…

Clubman’s Corner: the VMCC

The UK’s largest organisation dedicated to old bikes has recently renewed its commitment to address the rules, regs and red tape that affect vintage and classic motorcycles. The Vintage Motor Cycle Club’s first step in this process has been to form a small ‘regulatory advisory group’ which works alongside the club Journal editor and reports directly to the club’s directors.…

The Caister Castle Collection

If you’re seeking somewhere off the beaten track with interesting automotive exhibits, then Roy Workman recommends this little-known motor museum… On a trip to Great Yarmouth, we revisited the Caister Castle Car Collection. This is a first class, privately-owned motor collection which has been extended since my last visit. It now has on display 211 cars and motorcycles and several…