The Jampot Rally

For many marque club members, the annual national rally is the highpoint of the club’s social calendar. It’s the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded folk, admire their motorcycles and ride classic bikes in good company. But events like this require considerable inspiration and dedication to organise – as you’ll discover, with this behind-the-scenes review of the AJS and Matchless Owners’…

AJS and Matchless lightweights

Not all old British bikes have to cost a fortune. In fact, the AJS and Matchless 250 and 350 lightweight singles are still enticingly affordable. ‘But aren’t they also actually awful?’ you may ask, and Rowena Hoseason has some answers… There is one segment of classic society which remains stalwartly sensible when it comes to cost. That’s because the Associated…

The Matchless Colliers

  The old AJS and Matchless marques, aka Associated Motorcycles, have an extensive and illustrious history which dates back to the turn of the 20th century. This book focuses on the founding family of the Matchless brand, the Colliers, and tells their story as seen by an insider’s eye. It’s not a formal history but instead a personal retrospective which…

Win an AJS Model 18

If you’re looking for a typical British bike, then the single-cylinder four-strokes built by Associated Motor Cycles immediately after WW2 are the obvious choice. Small wonder then that the National Motorcycle Museum chose an AJS Model 18 as one of the prizes in their winter raffle. Honest, dependable and free of phoney pretensions, the Ajay 18 neatly balances price and…