The Classic MotorCycle

The Classic MotorCycle July 2020

Started in 1903, The Classic MotorCycle has more to offer the true vintage motorcycle enthusiast than any other publication, backed by Europe's largest motorcycle image archive.

United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
12 期号


editor's welcome

Welcome Welcome to to lockdown lockdown issue issue number number two two ! ! Although Although we we ''ve ve seen seen some some easing easing of of restrictions restrictions, , we we are are of of course course nowhere nowhere near near back back to to ' ' old old normal normal ' ' - - as as I I believe believe it it will will be be called called for for some some time time, , as as opposed opposed to to 'new new normal normal ' ' - - and and, , let let' ' s s be be honest honest, , that that' ' s s likely likely to to be be the the case case for for much much of of 2020 2020. . Still…

triumphs onparade

The Triumph Owners' Club rally, at Meriden in 1958: riders are, from left, K Wakefield, E Dyson, B C Barrow and G Cooke. The eyes of Wakefield and Dyson are focussed on the starter's raised finger, while, out on the right, Cooke looks, literally, to be posing for the camera - that's where his eyes are. As for Barrow; well, one can't see his eyes, which probably doesn't bode well for visibility. That screw-in adjuster in the middle of his MkVIII goggles needs tightening up a bit, so the poor lad has a chance of unhindered vision. Their machines provide an interesting spectrum of the Triumph range, both old and new. Going from the left: Mr Wakefield and his passenger are on a Tiger Cub, registered VOE 850, though it could…

news in brief

KINGPIN PARTS Kingpin Components are continuing to increase its range of parts for vintage and classic motorcycles. The latest additions include engine plates for prewar lightweight Triumphs (pictured), Clear Hooter horn brackets and footrest hangers for the Norton D-shape footrest rubbers. The company are always open to new ideas and if there's anything you are struggling to find for you project please visit their website and get in touch. www.kingpincomponents. co.uk TONY GODFREY The first ever overseas works Yamaha rider, Tony Godfrey, passed away recently. He was 86. See our Classic Camera feature, page 98.…

stafford set for august

Owing to the ever-changing nature of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the latest proposed date for the 'April' Stafford show remains August 15/16. The official statement reads as follows: "Following the recent announcements from the UK Government, Mortons Events has had to postpone the 40th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Show, which was due to be held on April 25/26. "The safety and well-being of our visitors, exhibitors, partners, contractors and staff is the most important factor and the key reason for postponing the event. The events team have been continually monitoring the latest public health and Government guidelines regarding the evolving Covid-19 situation and acting in accordance with their advice. "We have secured new dates for the show at the Stafford County Showground which will now take place on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday,…

the corser bmw featured

If you've never seen the footage of Troy Corser winning at the 2018 Goodwood Revival, have a look on YouTube and search 'Troy Corser BMW Goodwood' and enjoy the show - left-hand gearchanges and all. You can also read about the remarkable BMW in the next issue of Classic Racer, caretaker edited by yours truly. Alan Cathcart's test and fascinating story on the 1929, 76bhp supercharged Beemer - and interview with Corser - makes the issue worth buying alone. Call 01507 529529; it's the July I August 2020 issue, on sale Thursday, June 18, you need.…

vmcc among coalition

The UK's leading motorcycle rider groups have called on the Government to recognise the role of motorcycling during the Covid-19 crisis. On May 14, the country's largest motorcycling organisations, including the VMCC, which with 14,000 members is the UK's largest motorcycle club, jointly submitted a White Paper to the Secretary of State, Grant Shapps, and to each of the three devolved administrations. The coalition of organisations called for the Government to fully take the role of motorcycling into account as the UK continues to deal with the Covid-19 crisis. The coalition of organisations consists of the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC), the Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF) and the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF).…