Beezumph 2018: Classics On Track

The word ‘unique’ is probably the most over-used, and misused adjective in the English language but it is a wholly and completely accurate way to describe the Beezumph Rally. There is no other event where what can be kindly described as ‘authentically well-used’ road machines sit right alongside £40,000 classic race bikes in complete harmony. Where else in the world…

July issue available now

Beezumph triples and howling two-strokes; a BSA on the bench and many more at the club’s open day; a beefy Boxer and a unique classic racer; two totally different types of Royal Enfield and an oft-overlooked AJS. This month’s magazine features a truly international cast of classics from Great Britain, Germany, Italy, India and Japan. It’s simply world class! If…

Triumph 750 Triple

You may think this is just another Triumph of 1960s vintage, but you would be mistaken. This machine, seen on the Trident and Rocket 3 Owners’ Club stand at the Newark Winter Classic show, is definitely different to the average Triumph twin — or triple! Back in 1963, Doug Hele, redoubtable engineer par excellence, had been trying to persuade boss…

A Riding Life

Fans of Frank Melling’s autobiographical ‘Penguin’ books will be thrilled to discover that a new publication from the biking world’s international man of mystery has just been published. ‘Ride Of My Life’ is an action-packed, glossy A4 bookazine which runs to 132 pages. You’ll find it in bigger newsagents, or it’s available online or from 01507 529529. Chapters alternate between…

BSA Classic Bikes

In sixty-plus years, the Birmingham Small Arms company built hundreds of memorable motorcycles. Richard Jones takes advantage of the BSAOC’s Open Day to take us on a whirlwind tour of some of the best-known BSAs – and a few with which you may not be so familiar… The BSA Owners’ Club Open Day is always well worth attending, not least…