Gripping Road Racing

  If you want to get close to the action, Oliver’s Mount race track offers a unique opportunity to be blown away (almost literally) by the superbikes and classic competitors. Ian Woolley held onto his hat… As winter begrudgingly melted into spring a young man’s fancy turned to, well … and after that, to bike racing. Such thoughts brought the…

Bargain Classic Bikes

If you’re looking for a cheaper classic bike then it certainly pays to snout around the less well-known sales. You don’t need to travel the length and breadth of the UK to bid on bikes at these auctions – they all offer online access, although obviously you won’t be able to kick the bike’s tyres and check its teeth in…

Classic Bike Bargains

  It’s easy to be blinded by the bling and overwhelmed by the extreme amounts which some classic motorcycles sell for at auction. However, even at the most prestigious sales – like the recent Bonhams auction at the Carole Nash International Classic Motor Cycle Show at Stafford – there are affordable old bikes selling for sensible money. Here are six…

Stafford Show

  The world’s biggest and busiest classic bike show takes place next weekend at the Staffordshire County Showground. There’s so much going on that you could easily miss the best bits, so here’s our insider’s guide to the Carole Nash International Classic Motor Cycle Show. What to see, and how to survive it… Star rider Troy Bayliss: the show’s guest…

Classic Racing

You can tell when spring has arrived because the daffodils are in bloom, there’s blossom on the trees and the VMCC’s British Historic Racing section have their practice day at Mallory Park. With this in mind, Richard Jones loaded Tessie the Hinckley Triumph with camera, cigarettes and Mrs Jones’ excellent cheese and onion sandwiches for a trip up to the…

BSA Gold Star

  An icon of classic motorcycling, the Gold Star always attracts attention – even eight decades after it first fired up. The post-war Goldie takes centre-stage at this year’s spring Stafford Show where you can buy a DBD34 replica in the auction, watch a DB32 being rebuilt, and then admire a Manx Grand Prix record-breaker. What’s so special about Gold…