Classic Bike Guide December 2018

Classic Bike Guide is a down to earth, practical - and sometimes irreverent - magazine that gets right to the heart of the classic bike world. With a mixture of features, tests, reviews and event reports it is the title that has become a must for the active rider and restorer. Classic Bike Guide magazine - with the biggest and best readers adverts - FREE! Enjoy the digital edition - and save over 50% on the print susbcription price.

United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
12 期號


3 分鐘
have we ever had it so good?

ONE OF LIFE’S commandments if you want to avoid pain and loss: never buy a project bike. And never, never buy a project bike in bits. And never, ever, ever buy a project bike in bits with no paperwork and no certainty that it is original, complete or indeed any damn good. So guess what I’ve done? Yup. I’ve bought a bike in bits and boxes. A Norton ES2, no less. Let me explain – or attempt to explain – at least to myself. I wanted a bike that we could restore in the magazine next year. One that would bring the sort of jobs and issues that many of us come across, so that it was as relevant to as many readers as possible. Ideally it would be a complete…

1 分鐘
daredevils help bsa shine in north america

This night-time photograph is taken from just before one of the many shows of the HOLLYWOOD DAREDEVILS, a team of stunt riders and drivers that performed using cars and bikes during their shows across the US and Canada in the late 1940s and 1950s. The shows wowed the crowds with carefully choreographed stunts, great riding and driving, plus lots of larking around, fire, jumps and crashing into all manner of things. They had been using Indian motorcycles, but thanks to their success – the year before this photograph they had more than 300,000 people come to see them and in this year they were planning 250 shows with an average of 3000 people coming to see each show – Herbert Radmore, seen to the right of the four riders, who was…

20 分鐘
record breaker!

When Ivan Wicksteed and Marius Winslow were packed off to Bedales, a private boarding school near Petersfield, their parents had no idea that they would become great friends and go on to build the supercharged Triumph that would break the Brooklands 500cc lap record. But this was a school that nurtured individuality and initiative, and as far as these boys were concerned, that meant riding and tuning motorcycles. Back in 1932 Ivan borrowed a 250cc BSA and won a bronze medal in the Schoolboys’ Trial. A year later he was riding a 500 Norton, which propelled him to a silver medal, and then in 1934 the friends bought a 350cc Cotton-Blackburne. Marius wielded the spanners and the bike was prepared for their first race at Brooklands on July 28. With the…

2 分鐘
let the winter classic blow away those winter blues

IF YOU ARE anything like us at CBG, then by New Year’s Eve you’ll be itching to get out to the shed and start doing motorcycling things again, possibly with a leftover Stilton sandwich. Well, we have the solution to those post-festive blues, The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic Show at Newark. With a good mix of traders, dealers and autojumble plots, it’s the perfect place to grab a box of parts and spares, as well as finding that inspiration needed to finish your restoration for a summer of riding or perhaps pick up a new project. There will be a sizeable selection of classics to check out, as well as the company of like-minded people shaking off the winter blues in the comforting warmth of the Nottinghamshire halls. There’s…

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nmm shop gets online revamp

THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE Museum online shop has been updated in time for Christmas. The Museum Legends shop boasts thousands of classic motorcycling related items, as well as museum branded clothing. Museum director James Hewing commented: “We have added a whole host of really unusual new products to our shop, including a Brough Superior replica table. The museum also has the best motorcycling bookshop in the world and it’s great to be able to offer our complete range of books, plus all our other unique motorcycling gifts for people to purchase online.” The online shop lists hundreds more products than it would be possible to showcase in a traditional print version of a mail-order catalogue. You can find the shop at…

2 分鐘
off-road legends confirmed for telford

2019’S CLASSIC DIRT Bike Show will celebrate the off-road machines of 50 years ago and so the organisers are on the hunt for classic trials, scramblers and other off-roaders from 1969. Sponsored by Hagon Shocks, the event will be held on February 16/17, 2019, with the clock being turned back to 1969. Show consultant Alan Wright can be contacted with offers of 1969 machinery on 01789 751422 – they do not need to be concours, just solid examples of that year’s offerings. Two iconic all-time off-road champs have been confirmed as guests of honour at the show, to be held at Telford International Centre. Multiple world, indoor and British trials champion Dougie Lampkin will be appearing on stage with commentator Jack Burnicle, who will probe into the highs and lows of how Dougie…