Brough Superior

Back in 1938, the four-cylinder Golden Dream Brough Superior was unveiled to an adoring public at the UK’s annual motorcycle show, then held at Earl’s Court. Last autumn, and almost 80 years later, Richard Jones was on hand to record the appearance of the current Brough SS100 and Pendine Sand Racer at the NEC Bike Show, ‘arising like a phoenix…

Brough Superior

Built between 1919 and 1940, George Brough’s ‘Superior’ motorcycles are instantly recognisable, admired by the masses as perhaps the ultimate pre-war classic bike. But why, asks Richard Jones, have these speed machines accumulated such kudos? What is it about them which inspires such admiration… and commensurately high prices? Here’s a question for you – are the prices paid for Brough…

Have a Blast at Bristol

  A certain Brough Superior, previously owned by a certain Mr Lawrence, he of Arabia fame, is the official star of the show at next weekend’s Carole Nash Classic MotorCycle bash at Shepton Mallet. However, we reckon the SS100 faces some pretty stiff competition for the ‘wow’ bike of the weekend award* in the shape of this 1928 Douglas dirt-track…