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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…

Classic Bikes On Track

The whole point of Thunderfest is not to be the fastest rider on the race circuit, but instead to accurately estimate your speed over several laps of the Darley Moor track. And when the classics fired up a couple of weekends ago, the British weather did its best to roast the riders in their leathers as blazing sun beat down…

Classic Bikes at Darley Moor

On Monday 7th May, a full grid of classic competitors will take to the track at Darley Moor Race Circuit in a unique test of high speed riding skill and mental discipline. As well as the usual range of modern races, the Bank Holiday Monday features Thunderfest – exclusively for old bikes… Unlike a normal race, Thunderfest competitors set their…

A Racing Read

For British motorcycle road racing fans of the mid-1960s to mid-1970s there was no better racer than Peter Williams. Usually riding underpowered bikes, Peter embodied the spirit of the British underdog at a time when most fans were still intensely patriotic and yearned for British success. This book, ‘Designed To Race’, charts Peter’s early life, moves on to cover his…

Matchless G50 CSR

Nicknamed the Golden Eagle, the Matchless G50 CSR is ridiculously rare – an homologation special of an exclusive, limited edition works / clubman’s racer. Not the sort of thing you see on the streets every day, but we know where you can find one. Or two! The National Motorcycle Museum at Solihull display this 1962 G50 CSR among the collection’s…

Thunderfest Fun

A remarkable range of classic bikes and cutting-edge competitors rocked up to Darley Moor circuit for the seventh Thunderfest on the Mayday Bank Holiday. As you might expect for a British bank hol, the rain tipped down all over the country – except at the demanding Midlands circuit which was blessed with sunshine and high spirits. This encouraged the participants…