Three Decades At Drags

Engineer Mick Holmes is one of the behind-the-scenes guys at British bike specialist Draganfly Motorcycles. He’s an engineer in their in-house workshop, one of the team who develops and fabricates the company’s unique components – those rare spares which are essential for keeping old BSA, Ariel and Triumph motorcycles on the road. And he’s been with the firm for 30…

BSA Open Day

The BSA Owners’ Club celebrated its 60th birthday this summer in fine style, with a diamond jubilee weekend and an open day which welcomed all motorcycle enthusiasts. Here’s what you might’ve missed… ‘Wow!’ said the members as they saw the fabulous spread created to provide a ‘diamond buffet’ on the Saturday night. They had been promised a decent buffet as…

Ariel Square Four

In the December issue of RealClassic, Roger Slater rebuilds a four-cylinder Ariel engine. Here’s the historical context to this remarkable motorcycle… The Square Four started as a twinkle in Edward Turner’s eye back in the 1920s when he worked at BSA. After moving to Ariel and enlisting the aid of engineer Bert Hopwood, Turner’s idea was made into metal in…