BSA Gold Star

  An icon of classic motorcycling, the Gold Star always attracts attention – even eight decades after it first fired up. The post-war Goldie takes centre-stage at this year’s spring Stafford Show where you can buy a DBD34 replica in the auction, watch a DB32 being rebuilt, and then admire a Manx Grand Prix record-breaker. What’s so special about Gold…

Triumph 350 sidevalve single

  Back in 1938 all eyes were on Triumph’s latest innovation, the stunning Speed Twin parallel twin. The marque’s sporting singles had also been sprinkled with Edward Turner’s stardust, and many heads were turned by the handsome Tigers. But most working men selected their regular rides from the ‘De Luxe’ end of the range; the long-lived, solid singles which could…