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27th October 2014

News: Preview: National Motorcycle Museum LIVE – 1/11/14

Click for MoreThe Bike Museum at Brum hosts a classic biking bonanza on Sat-urday, with race stars on stage, a chance to win a Vin, try a bike, meet the experts, a whole lot more and FREE admission, too... More...


13th October 2014

News: Hot Stuff At Stafford - 18/19 October 2014

Click for MoreIt's show-time once again! Make your way to Stafford for a champion weekend of classic motorcycles, classic motorcyclists, classic clubs and classic racers... More...


3rd October 2014

News: South of England RealClassic Bike Show Preview

Click for MoreIf you're joining us at Ardingly on Sunday 12th October 2014, then you'll find plenty to admire and enjoy at the South of England Showground. Here's our list of Ten Things not to miss... More...


26th August 2014

News: Netley Marsh Eurojumble 2014

Click for MoreThe huge two-day autojumble on the south coast returns at the start of September; the ideal opportunity to clear out your own shed, and then fill it up again... More...


6th August 2014

News: Classic Motorcycle News

Click for MoreIn this newsround: driving licence fees are set to fall, save money on classic bike insurance, a new autojumble auction in Kent in September, classic racing, historic camping, and more... More...


25th July 2014

News: Ones To Win

Click for MoreWould you like a classic new bike? Or a new classic bike? They're being given away all over the place at the moment. Here are four - ranging from a Vin twin to a Matchless single to a Triumph Bonneville. All up for grabs in various competitions... More...


20th June 2014

News: ShedQuest 2014

Click for MoreGraham Ham will shortly be setting off aboard his Triumph Speed Twin, on an epic quest to visit the classic bike sheds of the British isles. But why?... More...


11th June 2014

News Indian Scout Designer Honoured by Dublin Plaque

Click for MoreFew folk know that the iconic Indian Scout and Indian Chief models were designed by an expat Irishman who was Ireland's first big international star of motorcycle racing. A group of Dubliners unveiled a plaque dedicated to the life and achievements of Ireland's unsung hero... More...


26th May 2014

News: Old Bike Newsround

Click for MoreThe merry month of May brings all sorts for classic bike enthusiasts: Phil Read MBE signing his autobiography; a two-stroke retro sidecar outfit; the toughest riding jeans in the universe; uprated electrics for Britbikes, and how to get on track at the Mallory Bike Bonanza... More...


21st May 2014

News: RC Ride-In to the NMM

Click for MoreThe National Motorcycle Museum celebrates its 30th anniversary in November - but we're starting the celebrations early with an exclusive event for RealClassic magazine subscribers on Wednesday 10th September... More...


12th May 2014

News: H&H Duxford Auction, 2014

Click for MoreRichard Jones attends a classic motorcycle auction and is astonished when the bidding rises higher on a Bond Bug than on a cammy Norton International... More...


18th April 2014

News: Stafford Show Preview

Click for MoreThere's just time to prebook your tickets for this month's giant classic bike show at Stafford - the £3 you save on admission will just about cover the price of a cup of coffee to deliver to the RealClassic stand.. More...


24th March 2014

News: South of England RealClassic Show Preview

Click for MoreWe'll be making tracks for Ardingly on Sunday 30th March and we'd be chuffed to see you there. Remember to show your RealClassic Club card at the gate, because magazine subscribers only pay a fiver to get in... More...


19th March 2014

News: Classic Bike News - March 2014

Click for MoreGood news for owners of BSA unit singles or Velos fitted with Miller electrics; plus details of where you can see Foggy and Jamie on stage in May, and a chance to see classic Japanese motorcycles on track at Donington... More...


12th March 2014

News: Star Riders Rev Up

Click for MorePast masters, Grand Prix heroes, world champions and TT winners will be appearing at various events in the UK this summer. Classic riders can join them on track, too... More...


24th February 2014

News: Classic Racing - South African TT Revival

Click for MoreA Scot wins hands-down in South Africa's classic TT tribute series. Mind you, his 1981 Motul Suzuki XR69 did have something of a horsepower advantage. Ian Groat and Dave Abrahams explain... More...


20th February 2014

News: Mallory Classic Bike Fest Confirmed - 12/13 July

Click for MoreMany classic motorcycle enthusiasts were deeply disappointed when the VMCC decided not to run their usual Festival of 1000 Bikes in 2014. But all's not lost: the new management at Mallory Park are on the case... More...


18th February 2014

News: Classic Bike News

Click for MoreOur inbox is bursting with interesting announcements including two separate shows in Scotland; two charity rides; a stack of centrestands; a call for Comerfords' Cubs, and a new home for BMS books. Oh, and Beezumph is back! More...


12th February 2014

Books: Classic Motorcycle Book News and Reviews

Click for MoreWe have new books about old bikes and old books about old bikes coming out of our ears. Oh, and the chance to grab a signed copy of the original Daisy's Diaries... More...


7th February 2014

News: Norton Motorcycles star at the South African TT Revival

Click for MoreA four-day classic motorcycle track festival in South Africa features top riders from the UK, and a selection of new Norton motorcycles reports Ian Groat... More...


31st January 2014

News: Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show Preview

Click for MoreScrape the frost off your saddle and join the RealClassic Crew at the Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show on February 8th and 9th... More...


29th January 2014

News: Thundersprint Entries Open

Click for MoreOne major track event has been cancelled this year, but there are other opportunity to ride your classic bike around a racetrack. Enter now for the Thundersprint at Darley Moor... More...


15th January 2014

News: 2014 VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes Cancelled

Click for MoreFollowing management changes at Mallory Park circuit, the Vintage Motor Cycle Club have decided not to run the Festival of 1000 Bikes this year... More...


20th December 2013

News: 2014 Newark CBG Winter Classic Preview

Click for MorePlanning on spannering through the cold winter months? The Winter Classic show at Newark is the perfect place to stock up on spares while you take in the sights... More...


16th December 2013

News: 2014 Classic Motorcycle Calendars

Click for MoreThe end (of 2013) is nigh. Here's how to keep track of 2014, and celebrate your enthusiasm for classic bikes all year round...
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9th December 2013

News: Motorcycle Art

Click for MoreImmortalise your P&J in a painting - and claim a 10% discount if you subscribe to RealClassic magazine. Classic Motorcycle Art from Talana Gamah... More...


20th November 2013

News: VMCC Classic Motorcycle Events in 2014

Click for MoreThere's still more than a month of 2013 to run, but already the Vintage Motor Cycle Club have a packed schedule planned for 2014. Plenty of time to get your classic pride and joy prepared!... More...


25th October 2013

News: Buyer's Eye at the Stafford Show

Click for MoreWhile the big spenders were bidding £1.3million in the auction at the Stafford Show last weekend, RealClassic's roving reporter sniffed around some of the less obvious classic bikes for sale... More...


23rd October 2013

Classic Clubs: Clubmans' Corner

Click for MoreOwners' clubs and enthusiast groups are the best place to find expert advice and like-minded motorcyclists who share your particular passion. Here's news from just a few of the dozens of classic bike clubs out there... More...


14th October 2013

News: 2013 Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Preview

Click for MoreThe autumn Stafford Show is one of the year's most entertaining classic bike events. Here are some of the highlights you should look out for... More...


8th October 2013

News: South of England RealClassic Show Preview - This Sunday

Click for MoreThe autumn show seasons gets underway at Ardingly, where we expect to see hundreds of captivating classic bikes including an Atlas Scrambler, two MV Agusta GP racers, an original and unrestored 1920 Ajay and masses more... More...


23rd September 2013

News: Classic Bike News

Click for MoreThe classic racing season draws to a close and the shopping season looms on the horizon. Oh, and do you wanna win a free trip to the Isle of Man?... More...


11th September 2013

News: The London Motorcycle Museum Out and About

Click for MoreThere's only one motorcycle museum in London - and during the summer of 2013, exhibits from the London Motorcycle Museum have been seen all over the country.. More...


30th August 2013

News: Classic Bike News

Click for MoreIn the world of classic motorcycles at the moment, Lampy need your help to ride to Lerwick; Jim Redman will be at Darley Moor next year; Harris pipes are back for Big Zeds; the sun shines in the New Forest, and we have a solution for club magazine editors who may be tearing their hair out... More...


3rd July 2013

News: Classic Bike News

Click for MoreThis month's round-up of what's occurring in the world of classic motorcycling - a Gold Wing selling for a song; SuperBikes on show, and how a Tiger Cub can see off a Speed Twin... More...


19th June 2013

News: Festival of 1000 Bikes Preview

Click for MoreA new rotary racer will debut at the VMCC's festival next month, alongside 1200 classic bikes on track, World Champion Wayne Gardner and a whole heap more... More...


27th May 2013

News: Classic Bike News, May 2013

Click for MoreA hundred classic motorcycles go under the hammer at Brooklands; 600 vintage machines are lined up for the Banbury Run; Lucas rear lights are available again, and a trio of Triumph Terriers get ready for a long-distance trek... More...


22nd May 2013

News: Meet the Superstars at Mallory

Click for MoreFestival of 1000 Bikes Competition: Win exclusive admission to meet the racing stars at an exclusive buffet reception. Wayne Gardner, Carl Fogarty, Christian Sarron, Jamie Whitham, Mick Grant, Trevor Nation... More...


15th May 2013

News and Clubs: British Motorcycle Riders' Club (Oxford)

Click for MoreIf you live within riding range of Cassington and have an interest in British bikes, then the BMRC say you'll be welcome at their weekly meetings... More...


13th May 2013

News: British Bike Auction Results

Click for MoreOver £1.4 million was spent on classic motorcycles at the Bonhams auction at Stafford last month. The highest bid was, inevitably, for a Vincent Black Shadow, but we were watching the prices of some more down to earth classic British bikes... More...


22nd April 2013

News: British Bike Auction Highlights

Click for MoreHundreds of classic motorcycles will go under the hammer during the Bonhams sale at the Stafford Show on 28th April. Here are a few old Britbikes which the RC Crew will be watching with interest... More...


17th April 2013

News: Stafford Show Preview - 27/28 April 2013

Click for MoreBritain's biggest classic bike show takes place this month at Stafford. Look carefully and amid the stunning motorcycles, bulging autojumble, masses of memorabilia, superstar riders and auction action, you'll discover Britain's scruffiest classic bike magazine, too... More...


12th April 2013

News: MotoGB Take On Royal Enfield UK Distribution

Click for MoreThe rumours are confirmed: there's a new Enfield importer. However, the previous incumbent hasn't quite left the building...
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8th April 2013

News: Classic Trackday Update

Click for MoreThe first of the season's classic track events gets under way this month, with the Thundersprint on April 21st. Plus a superstar signs up for the Festival of 1000 Bikes, and there's a four-cylinder theme for Beezumph 22... More...


22nd March 2013

News: Virtual Classic Motorcycle Show

Click for MoreAn online concours competition has been launched for Triumph Tiger Cubs and Terriers. Regular RC readers will recognise one of the judges... More...


18th March 2013

News: Saved from the Scrapyard

Click for MoreTwo wonderful old warriors have emerged from hibernation. Do you happen to know anything about either of these classic motorcycles?... More...


20th February 2013

News: The Typical Britbike Debate

Click for MoreRowena Hoseason wondered which classic motorcycle best en-capsulates the essence of the typical Brit: a BSA single? A Triumph twin? A Villiers two-stroke? Here's your chance to vote... More...


13th February 2013

News: Classic Track Day News

Click for MoreBeezumph is back at Cadwell; the Morini Riders Club are there the day before; the Festival of 1000 Bikes is nearly full, and Thunder-sprint welcomes modern motorcycles... More...


21st January 2013

News: 2013 Mid America Las Vegas Auction

Click for MoreThe American classic motorcycle market looks to be holding strong, if the first sale of 2013 is anything to go by. Nolan Woodbury reports... More...


18th January 2013

News: New Norton Components at Norvil

Click for MoreNorvil Motorcycles have added over 200 new spare parts to their online catalogue, and reduced prices of more than 1000 com-ponents, including many items for Norton singles and Dominators... More...


2nd January 2013

Classic Clubs: Clubman's Corner

Click for MoreBig or small; ancient or just old: there's bound to be a classic bike club which reflects your particular interest in vintage motorcycles... More...


21st December 2012

Website: Happy 10th Birthday

Click for MoreOlder than You Tube, Facebook and Twitter. Longer lasting than some of our biggest rivals. Bigger and better than we ever imagined. Happy birthday, RealClassic.co.uk... More...


17th December 2012

News: Classic Track Dates Confirmed

Click for MoreThe dates for two classic track events in 2013 have been announced, and the first big name star rider confirms his attendance at the Thundersprint... More...


10th December 2012

News: Triumph Targets New Territories - Matchless Returns?

Click for MoreSales in the UK remain steady for the British bike builder, while overseas activity increases, and another name from the original English industry resurfaces... More...


7th December 2012

News: Groovy Gifts for Classic Bike Enthusiasts

Click for MoreIf you're looking for suitable Christmas gifts to suit old bike enthusiasts, we have a selection of suggestions which should be just the job... More...


12th November 2012

News: Classic Bike News

Click for MoreMilitary motorcycles go under the hammer while Daisy's Diary goes digital; a new classic-style sidecar is launched, no MoTs needed for proper old bikes, and you're invited to give feedback to the DVLA on new motoring proposals... More...


19th October 2012

News: Classic Bikes at Bonhams Auction

Click for MoreThe biannual Bonhams auction takes place on Sunday as part of the Stafford Show. While most people will be watching the posh lots, we're more interested in the bidding at the bread-and-butter end of the business... More...


3rd October 2012

News: Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show 2012

Click for MoreThe autumn Stafford Show hosts the sale of 50 fabulous classic racers and replicas, an auction of Jim Redman's race trophies, all the usual specialist stalls, club stands and motorcycle displays - and you can help to choose one of the winners of a new concours award... More...


19th September 2012

News: Show Off In The South

Click for MoreThe nights are drawing in which means it must be time to enter your classic bike for the autumn Ardingly Show...
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10th September 2012

News: Classic Motorcycling News

Click for MoreThere's news about next year's Pioneer Run, two chances to win two very different classic bikes, plus Matchless men and a very tempting offer to ride old bikes in the sun... More...


25th July 2012

News: Crook Inn Rally 2012

Click for MoreRealClassic readers are invited not to attend this rally, which isn't happening in aid of an historic Scottish coaching inn...
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25th June 2012

News: Happy Birthday Hesketh

Click for MoreIt's 30 years since the first Hesketh motorcycles took to the streets, and the Hesketh Owners' Club are celebrating in style...
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13th June 2012

News: Win! A VIP Weekend To Remember

Click for MoreA chance for RealClassic magazine subscribers to win an exclusive meet 'n' greet with Past Masters at the Festival of 1000 Bikes at Mallory Park... More...


6th June 2012

News: Win a Classic Bike

Click for MoreTwo classic motorcycles are up for grabs in current competitions. You could win a Honda GB500 or a Triumph Silver Jubilee Bonneville. Here's how to enter... More...


25th April 2012

Opinion: Where Are They Now?

Click for MoreIn the grip of nostalgia, you may be tempted to try to find your P&J from years gone by. We've found that strategic enquiries works better than the scattergun approach... More...


21st May 2012

News and Classic Clubs: Clubman's Corner

Click for MoreClassic clubland is awash with activity, from racing MZs to vintage Sunbeams, Cornish classic bikes to a revitalised MV Agusta meeting... More...


9th May 2012

News: New Jacket, New Carb

Click for MoreTwo new items for your shopping list: ethanol-resistant carbs for British bikes, and snazzy jackets for British bike riders...
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30th April 2012

News: New Online MZ Spares Supplier

Click for MoreA new UK supplier of MZ spares goes online at the beginning of May, keeping MZ and Simson motorcycles firmly where they belong; on the road... More...


3rd April 2012

News: Classic Bike News - April 2012

Click for MoreJampot Spares is reorganised; old bikes are invited to join in a mini jazzfest; important info about insuring components in storage, and everything is happening north of the border... More...


26th March 2012

News: New Products

Click for MoreOdgie goes into sepia mode with his new T-shirts, while Wemoto introduce a magnetic widget for your workshop...
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21st March 2012

News: OK Diner Challenge

Click for MoreEvery year, we invent a ridiculous reason to go for rides on our old bikes. This time, the lure of the chilli twister fries has proved irresistible... More...


12th March 2012

News: The Land's End Trial Needs You!

Click for MoreThe MCC's Land's End Trial takes place over Easter weekend but a shortage of marshalls threatens the event. Could you spare a couple of hours and enjoy one of the world's premier off-road events to boot?... More...


27th February 2012

News: Kop Hill Revival 2012

Click for MoreVeteran and vintage motorcycles let rip on one of the country's oldest hill climb courses. More pre-war entrants are invited to attend by the organisers... More...


20th February 2012

News: TR3OC Charity Rides

Click for MoreLast year the TR3OC rode a classic NVT moped for 950 miles and raised ten grand for charity. This year their ambition has doubled: two titchy NVT machines, one of them starting from the top of the world... More...


13th February 2012

News: Great RC Giveaway at South of England Show

Click for MoreThe RealClassic 10th anniversary celebrations start with a ticket giveaway for the South of England Show in March. And we've been promised a birthday cake!... More...


3rd February 2012

News: New Classic Website Goes Live

Click for MoreIt's hard to imagine that you've read every single story on RealClassic.co.uk already, but if you're after yet more info and entertainment then a new site reveals forgotten gems from the world's leading classic bike archive... More...


20th January 2012

News: BEARS Classic Racing Returns

Click for MoreThe big beasts of the late 1970s and early 1980s will have their own classic motorcycle racing championship in 2012. The VMCC's British Historic Racing introduce a new version of this class for the summer season... More...


11th January 2012

News and Classic Clubs: Trident and Rocket 3 Owners' Club (TR3OC)

Click for MoreIf you own an original Triumph or BSA triple then you'll need to expertise of the TR3OC to keep it in fine fettle. If you're thinking of buying one, then their advice is priceless... More...


30th December 2011

News: Classic Trials

Click for MoreRoy Maddox goes behind the scenes at a classic trial to meet the thumping volunteers that oil the wheels of classic motorcycle competition.... More...


14th December 2011

News: 2012 Winter Classic Restoration Show

Click for MoreThere's a new classic motorcycle show for the new yearÖ featuring at least a couple of the same old faces! More...


2nd December 2011

News: Classic Christmas Gifts

Click for MoreStuck for a stocking filler? Here are some suggestions for Christmas gifts to suit classic bike enthusiasts... More...


28th November 2011

News: Motorcycle Live 2011 at the NEC, Birmingham, Part II

Click for MoreAn alternative view of the NEC show from Richard Jones, who spent the week working on the VFR NZ stand and admiring the many classics on show... More...


21st November 2011

News: Motorcycle Live 2011 at the NEC, Birmingham

Click for MoreRetro Revivals from Triumph and Steve McQueen, Morgan, Lambretta, Kawasaki and Royal Enfield pale into insignificance next to a new road bike from MÈtisse. Martin Gelder trips over the bike they tried to hide... More...


28th September 2011

News: Win FREE Tickets to the South Of England RealClassic Show

Click for MoreIf you're a member of the RC Club then you can claim a quid off the admission price to this show. Better yet, win our quick online competition and you could bag a pair of tickets, completely free!... More...


18th July2011

News: Free Netley Marsh Eurojumble Tickets for RealClassic Readers

Click for MoreThe RealClassic Roadshow returns to the Netley Marsh Eurojumble this autumn for the first time in five years. So we're celebrating by giving away ten pairs of tickets to RC magazine readers... More...


20th May 2011

News: Festival of 1000 Bikes Ticket Giveaway

Click for MoreFree! Festival tickets worth up to £36! For RC magazine subscribers! Easy to enter! Very exciting! Follow! This! Link! To! Enter! The! Competition!... More...


18th May 2011

News: Clubman's Corner - Classic Bike News - May 2011

Click for MoreWhat do Norton featherbed bikes, rip-snorting cafÈ racers and Corgi Brockhouse scooters have in common? They all inspire enthusiasm in the world of classic motorcycle clubs... More...


18th April 2011

News: Classic Motorcycle News - April 2011

Click for MoreThe Stafford Show over Easter weekend steals the limelight somewhat this month, but we've also info about classics in Kent and Cornwall, super shocks for Kawasaki retros, ethanol resistant fuel taps, and more... More...


21st March 2011

News: RealClassic Spring Shakeout at the Ace Cafe - April 10th

Click for MoreBlow out the cobwebs! Tear up the SORN notification! Squeeze out the Solvol! Spring is on the way, and what better way to celebrate it than riding to the first RealClassic Spring Shakeout at the Ace Cafe on Sunday the 10th of April... More...


9th March 2011

News: Clubmans' Corner

Click for MoreWhat's happening in the world of classic bike clubs? There are birthdays to celebrate, events to attend, classic motorcycles to be won and more... More...


4th March 2011

News: 2011 Durban-Johannesburg Regularity Rally

Click for MoreOver 100 vintage motorcycles will be ridden some 400 miles in two days this month, taking part in South Africa's annual regularity rally. The classic bikes involved are all over 75 years old, and some of them have already celebrated a centenary. Roger Houghton reports... More...


21st January 2011

News: Round the world on board Nimbus bikes

Click for MoreTwo Norwegians on 70 year old bikes will complete an epic, 70,000km adventure any day now. Roger Houghton reports on the South African leg of their trip... More...


19th January 2011

News: Win! Tickets to the Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show

Click for MoreBe quick! We've got six pairs of tickets, worth £20 per set, to give away to RealClassic magazine subscribers. The Show takes place on February 19th and 20th, so you'll need to get your entry in PDQ... More...


6th January 2011

News: VMCC Events for 2011

Click for MoreYour new calendar hangs on the wall, waiting to be filled. So start scribbling down details for three of the top classic and vintage motorcycle events of the year... More...


10th December 2010

News: Classic Christmas Gifts

Click for MoreThe festive season can get a little frantic, what with toy runs, club dinners and chipping the ice off your delicate parts. Here are our time-saving suggestions for stocking fillers to suit classic bike fans... More...


1st December 2010

News: Kawasaki W800 at the NEC 'Motorcycle Live' Show

Click for MoreIt's bike show season, so we sent Martin Gelder off to bounce on the seats and twist the throttles of the latest retro twins from Kawasaki and Honda. We do this so that you don't have to... More...


29th November 2010

News: All Change at Charnwood

Click for MoreCharnwood Classics, the sidecar specialist, has a new team at the helm. Roy Workman dropped in to meet them...
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17th November 2010

News: Old Bike Bits 'n' Bats, November 2010

Click for MoreIt's fettling season in the shed! Here's a selection of classic bike components, upgrades and accessories to accelerate your spannering sessions... More...


22nd September 2010

Classic Motorcycle Clubs: Classic Japanese Motorcycles

Click for MoreFor our regular look at the vintage Japanese bike scene, Steve Cooper considers the effects of technology, and we take a sneak peek inside the VJMC's latest publication... More...


20th September 2010

Classic Bike Clubs: The BSA Bantam Club

Click for MoreOne of the smallest old bikes inspires some of the most ferocious dedication among its owners and enthusiasts. Go to any classic motorcycle show and you're bound to meet them... More...


6th August 2010

News: Mystery Motorcycles

Click for MoreWe know that RC readers love a challenge, and these photos are definitely challenging! Can you identify a vintage motorcycle or an engine which might once have powered a classic bike?... More...


2nd August 2010

News: Vintage Motorcycle Clubs

Click for MoreThe UK's largest classic bike clubs have been busy. The VMCC has given away an Ariel Red Hunter, while the VJMC want to tempt you withÖ a Yamaha Chappy!... More...


26th July 2010

News: Newsround, July 2010

Click for MoreWhat's new? Bits for Bantams, a high-mileage Triumph Bonnie, the latest version of the V5C, some admin changes at RCHQ, free entry to the Popham Megameet and Triumph Hurricanes galore... More...


5th July 2010

News - Rides and Events: MotoBall bounces into Hamstreet Show

Click for MoreThere can be few things more absurd than a dozen grown men chasing a ball around a field. A dozen grown men riding old bikes and chasing a ball around a field is definitely one of those things... More...


21st June 2010

News: Vintage Film Footage Found

Click for MoreFilm fan Paul Linton has unearthed some interesting footage of motorcycle sport from 80-odd years ago. Do you recognise any of the places or people?... More...


26th May 2010

News: Newsround, May 2010

Click for MoreSpares parts for Ariels, BSAs, Triumphs and more, plus news of the AJS Centenary and a great event to visit in Kent coming up... More...


22nd March 2010

News: C E Allen OBE, 1915 - 2010

Click for MoreThe classic motorcycling world bids farewell to one of its stalwarts with the sad news that Titch Allen has died, aged 95... More...


10th February 2010

News: An AJS Celebration

Click for MoreThe AJS and Matchless Owners' Club are celebrating the official centenary of the AJS marque this year. All are welcome to join the fun... More...


18th January 2010

News: Vintage Volunteers Required!

Click for MoreDo you own a vintage motorcycle? Would you like to encourage other classic bike enthusiasts to try something a little older and more interesting than the usual post-war parallel twins? If so, the VMCC need your help... More...


6th January 2010

News: Classic Motorcycle News, January '10

Click for MoreThe news doesn't stop rolling in just because it's winter and the temperature has been below zero since before Christmas. From Peru to the Purple Helmets, via Ogri and Anglesey with TR3OC... More...


23rd December 2009

News: Classic Motorcycle News, December '09

Click for MoreIn the final round-up of classic motorcycling info for 2009 we bid farewell to a Surrey stalwart and welcome new faces; note a new publication; announce winners galore, and reveal new spares for Triumph Bonnies, BSAs, Ariels, and more... More...


2nd December 2009

News: Christmas Gifts for Classic Motorcyclists

Click for MoreNot sure what to give your chums this Christmas? Don't know what to ask for instead of socks? Rummage through this selection of classic bike related calendars, books and such, and see if inspiration strikes... More...


23rd November 2009

News: Classic Motorcycle News, November '09

Click for MoreIt must be the motorsport season: there's a new book on the subject, an off-road spares day and a chance to meet racing heroes. Plus oil for classic bike engines, another new Enfield model and how not to buy a crocodile... More...


21st September 2009

News: Classic Bike News: September 09

Click for MoreThe Vincent Spares Co has found a new home, we've got details of an auction in America, the AJS and Matchless Club are giving all their money away and Gordon May's attempt to ride a 1952 BSA Bantam to Egyptis not going well... More...


15th September 2009

News: Classic Bike Components

Click for MoreIf you fancy fettling your classic motorcycle then we've got exhaust pipes, gasket sets, traditional tyres, Whitworth spanners and some snug clothing Ö just in time to keep the autumn chills at bay!... More...


14th September 2009

News: Triumph Bonnevilles set New Official Land Speed Records

Click for MoreSir Alan of Cathcart celebrated the Bonneville's 50th anniversary at the Utah Salt Flats, breaking four FIM World Records for normally aspirated and turbocharged unstreamlined twin cylinder motor-cycles... More...


8th September 2009

News: Autumn Auction Preview

Click for MoreLooking for a winter project? There's a few good candidates going under the hammer in the next couple of weeks... More...


30th July 2009

News: Classic Bike News

Click for MoreIn this month's round up of classic motorcycling news we have clever kickstarts, stolen bikes, the chance to win a Bonneville and the first warm clothing for winter... More...


5th June 2009

News: Royal Enfield Open Weekend Preview

Click for MoreYou'll have seen the photos of the new unit-construction, fuel-injected Royal Enfields already. Here's your chance to inspect one in the metal and take it for a spin... More...


29th May 2009

News: Classic Motorcycles On Track

Click for MoreFancy taking your own classic bike on track or watching past masters in action? Famous racers mix with clubman chasers at circuits across the UK this summer... More...


29th April 2009

News: Classic Bike News, April 2009

Click for MorePosh photos at the TT races; half-price stainless fasteners, bag a blast on a Bullet, meet some fine Beezer geezers and more in this month's classic motorcycling news... More...


4th March 2009

News: Classic Bike Components

Click for MoreThe days are getting warmer and your thoughts should turn to fettling your classic motorcycle. Here's a selection of the latest new bits for old bikes (and old bikers, too!)... More...


23rd February 2009

News: Classic Bike News, February 2009

Click for MoreThe world of classic motorcycling loses one of its famous names, but in many other respects the shows still go on...
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19th February 2009

News: Historic Hill Climb Revived

Click for MoreA veteran hill climb venue is being brought back to life in autumn 2009. Vintage and classic motorcycle riders might like to take on this new challenge... More...


10th February 2009

News: Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club News

Click for MoreThe VJMC has arranged a busy schedule of events for classic bike enthusiasts in the UK. Steve Cooper guides us through the highlights... More...


2nd February 2009

News: Classic Motorcycle Auction Preview

Click for MoreClassic bikes don't often go under the hammer in Ireland so there could be bargains to bag this coming weekend in Belfast... More...


28th January 2009

News: Classic Motorcycle News

Click for MoreWhat's new in the world of old bikes? Classic Japs on display in Scotland, a rare book on rockers returns, and replica Girlings now available from Goffy... More...


19th January 2009

Bikes and News: Classic Bike Bargains

Click for MoreIt's the middle of winter and there's nowt much interesting to do. So if you're willing to waggle the spanners somewhat, you could bag yourself a project bike bargain... More...


12th January 2009

News and Products: Win! Tickets to the Bristol Classic Bike Show

Click for MoreWanna start the New Year by saving some money? RC Club members can enter this spiffy competition to win FREE tickets to the Bristol Show... More...


23rd December 2008

News and Products: TPís Newsround

Click for MoreAs 2008 draws to a close, hereís our last round-up of classic bike news for this year. And most of it is about whatís happening in 2009, apart from the scoop news about the latest Norton... More...


8th December 2008

News and Products: Classic Christmas Shopping

Click for MoreThere are plenty of great Christmas gifts for the classic motorcyclist available online. So choose something for your chum, or pass this page onto the person who always gives you the latest book on hotrod Harleys... More...


1st December 2008

News and Products: TPís Newsround, December 2008

Click for MoreThe end of the year draws nigh but thereís still time for one last ride out or a spot of online shopping, plus information about classic bike insurance, Amal carbs and a couple of vintage and classic events for 2009... More...


10th November 2008

News and Products: TPís Newsround, November 2008

Click for MoreThis month weíve uncovered secondhand Norton spares, new Triumph oil feed units, handlebar mirrors, an old bike off-road event and a forthcoming classic motorcycle auction in Ireland... More...


17th October 2008

News and Products: South of England RealClassic Motorcycle Show Preview

Click for MoreWe have no idea what a Heldun Harlequin might look like, so weíll be going to the Ardingly Show on October 26th (Next Sunday!) to find out... More...


14th October 2008

News and Products: Official Isle of Man TT Clothing Prices Reduced

Click for MoreMissed the TT this year? Never mind, you can now buy an official Isle of Man TT t-shirt, cap, fleece, mug, badge or jacket at a reduced price, and help support RealClassic.co.uk... More...


7th October 2008

News and Products: Pride Of Ownership At The NEC

Click for MoreThis autumn the Classic Motor Show will expand to host a new hall full of classic bikes, and RC readers are invited to demonstrate their Pride of Ownership... More...


16th September 2008

News and Products: Classic Bike Calendars & Posters

Click for MoreThe first flurry of seasonal stuff has arrived! Ideal if you like Greeves, Ariel or Triumph pre-unit motorcycles...
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8th September 2008

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreIn the headlines this month: a Scott is saved, Triumph petrol tanks are available again, the Cylinder Head Shop returns to south-west London, Gordon goes to India and there's just time to grab a TT bargain... More...


27th August 2008

Clubs: BSA Bantam Club

Click for MoreThe BSA Bantam celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2008, so now is an excellent moment to introduce the club which caters to fans of the featherweight two-stroke... More...


22nd August 2008

News: Stinkwheel Show Preview

Click for MoreIf youíd like to display your bike at the forthcoming Stinkwheel RealClassic Bike Show then enter straight away ñ and save money in the process... More...


7th August 2008

News: New Triumph Motorcycles for 2009

Click for MoreTriumph motorcycles launch a special model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bonneville, and reveal steadily rising sales... More...


26th June 2008

News: Summer Shows Are Go!

Click for MoreClassic bike fans have a busy few weeks ahead of them, starting in the Midlands on July 5th; getting festive at Mallory Park the following weekend; have a cracking time in Kent on July 20th and finishing at Founderís Day... More...


23rd June 2008

News: TPís Newsround, June 2008

Click for MoreWhatís new in the world of classic motorcycling? A new sidecar especially for BSAs, classic racing at Donington, the Douglas Club hits the road and we unveil a scary pair of trousers... More...


2nd June 2008

News: Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club News

Click for MoreThe VJMC have been in the news recently because they now organise several big classic bike shows in the UK. But first and foremost the club is an enthusiast organisation for Japanese classic fans. Steve Cooper explains... More...


2nd June 2008

News: Royal Enfield Open Weekend

Click for MoreThe new Royal Enfield Woodsman was announced at last autumnís NEC Show, and now you can finally try one for size. Thereís plenty of other attractions at this yearís Royal Enfield Open Weekend, too... More...


27th May 2008

News: New Bits For Old Bikes

Click for MoreThe riding season must be on the way because suddenly thereís a plethora of new parts for classic bikes, plus free delivery from Frost and a special offer on tank sealant and rust cure... More...


20th May 2008

News: Jampot Spares Open Day

Click for MoreThe AJS and Matchless Ownersí Club threw open their doors last weekend with a grand open day. Paul Morgan-Knight, who needs all the help he can get with his G80, dropped in... More...


6th May 2008

News: Win! Win! Win! Beaulieu Tickets

Click for MoreThe spring MotorMart AutoJumble at Beaulieu is just a couple of weeks away. Weíve got half a dozen last-minute tickets to give away to lucky RC readers, so you could be going for FREE...


1st May 2008

News: RealClassic Subscriber Offer

Click for MoreThe VJMCís Club Show is good to go ñ and RealClassic magazine subscribers can claim free tickets to the event! Steve Cooper from the VJMC tells us all about it... More...


28th April 2008

News: Setting Up Shop

Click for MoreSo how did the newly-launched Simson Shop, purveyor of spares for Simson mopeds, leap into life? Phil Speakman explains fate, blame and degrees of separation... More...


22nd June 2008

News: TPís Newsround

Click for MoreThe South of England Classic Bike Show gets snowbound; thieves steal a vintage motorcycle collection; Coventry goes classic; Ariels celebrate a royal anniversary; thereís a new top chap at the BSAOC and we bid farewell to Roy Richards... More...


22nd June 2008

News: 2008 Festival of 1000 Bikes Update

Click for MoreThe VMCC have arranged all manner of entertainment for their Festival of 1000 Bikes, and RealClassic readers are invited to join the throng. Display your bike in the RC area and you can save £22 and enjoy the whole weekend for FREE... More...


31st March 2008

News: South of England RealClassic Bike Show Preview

Click for MoreIf thatís an April shower then it must be time for the Elk Promotions Spring classic motorcycle show. Riders from all over the south of England will meet at Ardingly on Sunday April 6th. See you there? More...


17th March 2008

News: Online Auction Update

Click for MoreTen days ago, a ground-breaking mass auction of 100 classic vehicles was launched. Has it been a rip-roaring success? Are there any last minute bargains to be had? More...


14th March 2008

News: Vintage Rides and Pre-57 Trials

Click for MoreWould you like to try your hand at riding a really old motorcycle, or take part in an demo trial designed especially for traditional off-roaders? The VMCC have arranged opportunities for both ñ but be quick and get your entry in soon... More...


7th March 2008

News: Huge Online Auction Gets Underway

Click for MoreOver 100 vintage vehicles are up for grabs in the first online auction of its kind. Hereís the highlights, and the classic bikes weíll be watching over the next 10 days... More...


29th February 2008

News: Win Tickets! For Free!

Click for MoreThe giant Stafford classic bike show takes place on April 26th and 27th this year, and weíve got a dozen tickets to give away to lucky RC readers. Hereís how you can win FREE tickets to the Stafford Classic Motorcycle Show... More...


22nd February 2008

News: Vintage & Classic Japanese Club News

Click for MoreIf youíd like to get your Japanese classic bike ready for the summer shows and still need a vital spare part or ten, then Steve Cooper of the VJMC knows where youíll find them... More...


18th February 2008

News: TPís Newsround

Click for MoreAll the usual gossip from the world of classic motorcycling plus -- SCOOP!-- info about a ground-breaking online auction which will sell over 100 vintage vehicles in March... More...


15th February 2008

News: Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show Preview

Click for MoreGrand Prix racer Chas Mortimer is the guest of honour at this Easterís Ashford Show, which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday... More...


5th February 2008

News:Classic Bike Shows, Spring 2008

Click for MoreItís springtime so itís showtime! Thereís just time to finish off your winter project, polish up your P&J and enter your classic into one of the RealClassic-sponsored Spring Shows. Or just come along on your winter hack... More...


22nd January 2008

News: Classic Motorcycle Raffles

Click for MoreCan't afford the classic bike of your dreams? Well, you could win an AJS Model 20 or a Norton Commando S-type for just the price of a raffle ticket... More...


17th January 2008

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreNew parts for BSAs, new dates for Enfield's open weekend; a new ignition timing widgit, new times for Tri-Cor, good news from Classic Transfers, a (newish) bike show in London and a new film at the movies. Heaps of classic bike news, then... More...


4th January 2008

Classic Clubs: The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club

Click for MoreIf you're a fan of Japanese classic motorcycles, then the VJMC would love to hear from you. Steve Cooper explains what the club is all about... More...


3rd January 2008

News: Compendium of Motorcycling Statistics - 2007 Edition

Click for MoreWho are we, where are we going, and are we going to get there in one piece? The Department for Transport think they have all the answers on us, our bikes, our journeys and our safety. Martin Gelder investigates... More...


21st December 2007

Classic Clubs: The Douglas Club

Click for MoreAfter a busy year commemorating their marque's centenary in 2007, the London Douglas MCC start all over again with celebrations for their 80th birthday in 2008... More...


4th December 2007

News: Christmas Crackers

Click for MoreChristmas is coming, and you haven't got a clue? No problem. If you're looking for a Christmas gift which is in some way vaguely related to classic bikes, then here's the annual RC selection of stocking filler suggestions... More...


30th November 2007

News: Brand New Classics from Enfield and the Ace

Click for MoreThere's no doubt that a certain kind of new motorcycle is heavily influenced by the style, sound and substance of classic bikes from years gone by. For 2008, Royal Enfield go back to their off-road roots while the Ace CafÈ launch a roadgoing racer... More...


22nd November 2007

News: The 2007 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show

Click for MoreYes, it's NEC Show time again. To save you the trouble of traipsing up to Birmingham, Martin Gelder selflessly devoted the best part of a day to photographing new Triumphs, old DMWs and a woman in a rubber nurse's uniform... More...


15th November 2007

News: Calendar Choice, 2008

Click for MoreA new year looms on the horizon, which means it's time to sort out a classic bike calendar for 2008. And whichever sort of old bike you like, there should be something here to suit you... More...


1st November 2007

News: Pat French

Click for MorePat French died this summer. Nigel Green says goodbye to the man behind the MRD-MÈtisse...
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22nd October 2007

News: Rockingham Go Guzzi

Click for MoreClassic specialists Rockingham Classics and Sports have added another string to their bow (or feather to their cap, if you prefer), and will now sell you a brand new Moto Guzzi... More...


15th October 2007

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreThe Ajay Club goes back to its roots while a gang of disadvantaged kids get to grips with a 1920s Triumph; there's new spares for Ariels and a chance to win tickets to the International Motor Cycle Show - and more... More...


10th August 2007

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreBullets in Blockley; Jampots in Plumstead. Win a Vin or fit clever coils. Our fearless Typing Person endures Press Release Hell to tell you what's going on in the world of the classic motorcycle... More...


17th July

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreOur regular round up of the classic bike world reveals several classic motorcycle traders on the move and one up for sale; legislation withdrawn and a new law enacted, plus Italians on track and much more... More...


3rd July

News: A Right Royal Weekend

Click for MoreThe Royal Enfield Open Weekend hoves into view on the horizon, and the new Electra Clubman promises to be the star of the show... More...


12th June

News: Special Offers For RealClassic Readers

Click for MoreFed up with the weather? Here's something to cheer you up, then. A whole bunch of discounts and special offers and even some FREE (!) wotnots, just for RealClassic readers... More...


12th June

News: Special AMC Offer: Three Magazines for a Fiver

Click for MoreAre you interested in 600cc and 650cc AJS twins? Then bag this bargain, and buy three magazines featuring Model 31 and CSR machines for less than a fiver... More...


21st May

News and Products: RC Reader Competition: Win FREE Tickets!

Click for MoreWanna see the White Helmets, Solent Eagles, heaps of trade stalls and all the attractions which form Beaulieu's annual Motorcycle World? We've got ten tickets to give away to RealClassic readers - so you could be going along for FREE! More...


15th May

News and Products: Festival of 1000 Bikes Update

Click for MoreAlthough track tickets for the VMCC's mega fest have now sold out, there's plenty of other attractions organised for that weekend. And if you want to take your classic bike on track this summer, we have a couple of alternative suggestions, too... More...


26th April

News and Products: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreAre you ready to get rockin'? Go golden? Book a Bullet? All this and more in our classic bike news...
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23rd April - Happy St George's Day

News and Products: Show Off And Win A RealClassic Award!

Click for MoreIf you spent all winter fettling your P&J, then now is the time to show it off to the world. Come along to one of these summer shows and you could win a RealClassic award... More...


Friday the 13th

News and Products: Daytona Vintage Racers - 2007

Click for MoreAll sorts of classic bikes entered this year's vintage racing at Daytona International Speedway. RC reporter Tim Roberts perused the paddock for us... More...


4th April 2007

News and Products: Auction Action

Click for MoreThe Don Leeson collection of Suzukis and spares goes under the hammer in May, while two RC feature bikes will be sold at Stafford. And how much would you pay for a burnt-out classic bike? More...


4th April 2007

News and Products: Happy Holidays

Click for MoreIf you're looking to take the motorcycling trip of a lifetime, then one of these specialists will happily waft you off to paradise. Send us a postcard... More...


22nd March 2007

News: Special Subscription Offer: FREE Screwdriver Kit

Click for MoreWe're celebrating the magazine's third birthday with an extra-special offer. Subscribe to RealClassic magazine in April 2007 and receive a FREE Draper screwdriver kit... More...


22nd March 2007

Service Stars: Service Stars 8

Click for MoreNeed good service from a classic motorcycle specialist? We've got another batch of real life recommendations to help you find the top traders... More...


14th March 2007

News and Products: Win! FREE Tickets To April's Stafford Show

Click for MoreWould you like to go along to the world's leading classic bike show for FREE? We're giving away six pairs of tickets to the 27th International Classic Motorcycle Show, and here's how you can win them... More...


7th March 2007

About: RealClassic Goes Green (ish)

Click for MoreThere are many misunderstandings about the vintage vehicle movement, and some concerns about the negative effect of printing magazines. At RealClassic, we're doing our bit to help... More...


5th March 2007

News and Products: Classic Bike Club Shows 2007

Click for MoreSummer 07 is going to be busy! The VJMC have come to the rescue of the Classic Bike Clubs' Show, and they're hosting a separate Anniversary Show, too. That's on top of the VMCC's Festival of 1000 Bikes and a new date for Beezumph... More...


13th February 2007

News and Products: Sales of Modern Classics are On the Up

Click for MoreOverall sales of new bikes in the UK remain steady, but Triumph and Royal Enfield both enjoyed a mini-sales boom in 2006...
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8th February 2007

News and Products: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreWhat's new in classic motorcycling this month? Well how about vintage sprinting, any T-shirt you can think of, riding end-to-end in 24 hours, breather kits for Royal Enfields, some squirty stuff in yellow bottles, and the world's most unlikely press release about an Ariel Arrow and a Tyrannosaurus-Rex... More...


31st January 2007

Events: Spring Show Season Starts Here

Click for MoreTime to fire up your classic bike and ride out to the first shows of the new season. Here's how you can save money on admission at both Malvern and Ardingly in March... More...


25th January 2007

Clubs: The VMCC Cornwall Section

Click for MoreThe VMCC is a vast organisation, a classic bike club which covers the whole of the UK and beyond. Roger Fogg explains what it's like to be a member of the Cornwall Section of the club... More...


22nd January 2007

News and Products: Classic Motorcycle Auctions 2007

Click for MoreThe 2007 classic bike sale season is about to get into full swing. Two new auction houses have entered the old bike arena, and a new sale is announced at the Southern Classic Bike Show. So what's up for grabs?... More...


22nd December 2006

Clubs: The East Northants Classic Motorcycle Club

Click for MoreSome classic bike clubs can be terribly formal. If rules and regs aren't your thing, then RC reader Malcolm Richings recommends this group based near Rushden... More...


22nd December 2006

News and Products: TP's Newround

Click for MoreThe final round-up of the year brings a new player into the classic bike insurance business, a call for past TT riders, a new VMCC branch, a plea for old Brit iron, and something to do on New Year's Day... More...


15th December 2006

News and Products: Suzi Perry and Riders for Health in BBC appeal for Africa

Click for MoreMotorcyclists' charity Riders for Health will feature in the BBC Lifeline programme this Sunday. MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry is presenting an appeal on behalf the organisation which helps motorcycles save lives... More...


31st October 2006

News: RCHQ Closed until Nov 20th

Click for MoreThe RealClassic office will be closed from Tuesday 31st October 2006 until Monday 20th November 2006, while Frank and Rowena take a holiday... More...


26th October 2006

News: The 2006 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show

Click for MoreMartin Gelder got up extra early this morning so that we could bring you all the news before anyone else. Possibly. New 'Retro' bikes from CCM and a smile from Pandora Pitstop make it all worthwhile... More...


25th October 2006

News: Classic Bike Calendars and Diaries for 2007

Click for MoreIt's time to get your dates straight for the coming new year, and choose between the cream of classic motorcycling calendars and a biking diary, too... More...


12th October 2006

News: Show Off at the RealClassic Autumn Shows

Click for MoreHey! Autumn may be well on the way but you can't start hibernating just yet. Break out the waterproofs and make a date for the last two RealClassic events of 2006 (and you might even win a prize!)... More...


3rd October 2006

News: Win! Win! Tickets for the Stafford Show

Click for MoreWe know how everyone likes something for nothing. So here's a chance for RealClassic magazine subscribers to enjoy this autumn's Stafford Classic Show -- for free! More...


2nd October 2006

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreBuying Online Made Easy - Two Stolen Old Bikes - Cheap Classics at Honoroak - Ear-Ear! - Screen Genie - Pipe Down! - Shut That Door!... More...


14th September 2006

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreWelsh Racer Wins in Wales - Bullet Boys Get Interceptor Going - Corking Night At Culm - Old Bikes: New Tech - Three Grand Goes To Air Ambulance... More...


6th September 2006

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreBeezumph this Weekend - Sunshine for Months in Provence - Enduro in Normandy - Donington Show Date Change - Hesketh Open Day Still On - Delivery Mileage Ariel Auction - Judge Minton Goes for a Burton... More...


23rd August 2006

News: RC Ride-In at London Motorcycle Museum

Click for MoreFancy a ride-out in the subtle September sunshine? Everyone's invited to our Triple Treat at The London Motorcycle Museum on Sunday 3rd September 2006... More...


15th August 2006

News: August Outings: the Popham Megameet and the Isle of Anglesey Show

Click for MoreLooking for something to do this summer? Would you prefer your classic motorcycles mixed with aeroplanes and sky-divers, or combined with customs, choppers and thrash metal music... More...


8th August 2006

News: Win! Win! Win! Ticket Competition For RC Readers

Click for MoreGet your wellies! Let not a little drizzle dampen your enthusiasm! The autumn Eurojumble is hovering on the horizon and to forestall any hint of wet-blanketness on your part, we have a dozen FREE (free!) tickets to give away to RC Readers... More...


1st August 2006

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreFunky Tees, pub grub discounts for RC readers, a rapid Rob North special, real ale on three wheels and an invitation to a steam fair - it's all in the news this week... More...


24th July 2006

News: Beezumph15 Preview

Click for MoreDid the Festival of 1000 Bikes fire up your passion for track action? Can't wait for the next event? Love BSA and Triumph triples? You'll be ready for the TR3OC's Beezumph Rally, then... More...


12th July 2006

News: Classic Bikes In Kent - This Weekend!

Click for MoreSome splendid machines were displayed at the Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show this spring - and we expect even more beauties to bowl along to the Hamstreet show this coming weekend... More...


7th July 2006

News: 1964 Honda 250cc Racer

Click for MoreIn the early 1960s, Honda sprang to the forefront of the racing world with their high-revving inline fours. Jim Redman rode the 250 racer to take the world titles in 1962 and 1963, and in 1964 he kept the bike. And now it's up for sale... More...


3rd July 2006

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreWhat's new in the world of old bikes? How about an Enfield Open Day, a Triumph site, a movie about motorbikes, Ariel spares, the Barry Sheene Run, classic racing in Kent andÖ Norman Hyde is old (official)... More...


29th June 2006

News: The 2006 Festival of 1000 Bikes

Click for MoreThe VMCC's Diamond Jubilee celebration is just a few days away. Don't worry if you haven't organised a ticket yet - you can pay on the gate and join the fun... More...


7th June 2006

News: Classic Bike Charity Ride

Click for MoreKeeping a 1972 BSA Thunderbolt going for 24 hours non-stop is a tall order, but Geoff Danher has accomplished stranger things in the past. However, he needs your help to make his 2006 ride a real success... More...


5th June 2006

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreWhat's new in the world of classic motorcycling? Ceefers and Spitfires and burgled Bullets and handsome horns - and a tip of the cap to a man in the North Yorkshire moors... More...


31st May 2006

News: Festival of 1000 Bikes

Click for MoreThe VMCC keep piling on the attractions for the return of the Festival of 1000 Bikes next month. It promises to be a non-stop weekend of classic motorcycling - and RealClassic magazine subscribers can buy discounted tickets here... More...


22nd May 2006

News: Historic Racing at Mallory Park

Click for MoreThe VMCC's 2006 historic racing series got a green light at Mallory Park. Graham Lawlor reports...
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24th April 2006

News: A Classic Business

Click for MoreFor some people, mucking around with motorcycles develops into much more than a hobby. Does that sounds tempting to you...? More...


19th April 2006

News: Wall and Sagar at 60

Click for MoreThe VMCC isn't the only biking organisation to celebrates its 60th birthday this year. You're invited to join in another diamond jubilee celebration - this time it's in Morecambe, at the end of April... More...


1st April 2006

News: Strange Things In Surrey

Click for MoreJim Peace has seen some odd sights in his time, but this one took the biscuit. Remember all the snow, just a few weeks ago...? More...


23rd March 2006

News: Royal Enfield Racers

Click for MorePaul Henshaw from Performance Classics hit the track last week with his tuned and tweaked Royal Enfield machines, hoping for success in the 2006 VMCC race series... More...


13th March 2006

News: 60 Years of the VMCC

Click for MoreThe Vintage Motor Cycle Club is 60 years old in 2006. So how did it get started, wonders Rowena Hoseason, and what's it all about?... More...


21st February 2006

News: TP'S Newsround

Click for MoreMore classic motorcycling news from TP's in-tray. Group discounts at Jumbles, fuss-free frolics in France, low down bums on Enfields and fresher air in London... More...


16th February 2006

News: TP'S Newsround

Click for MoreWhat's new in the world of classic motorcycling? We've got Phil Read, St George and a dragon, crossing Canada for charity, and a chance to thrash your classic bike at Cadwell Park... More...


7th February 2006

News: CafÈ Race Collection Stars At RC Show

Click for MoreIt's nearly spring, which means that the RC Roadshow is about to hurl itself out of hibernation and head off to our season start-up shows. There's just time for you to get the old nail out of the shed and ready to ride... More...


31st January 2006

News: Classic Racing - Sidecars at Mallory Park

Click for MoreThere may only be two wheels on your wagon, but Roy Workman suggests that any bike enthusiast will enjoy at day at the (three-wheeled) races... More...


19th January 2006

News: Quids-In

Click for MoreNot all classic bikes cost a fortune. In fact, here's a whole bunch which went to their new owners for just a pound. Yes, £1. A quid. 100 bright shiny pennies. One fifth of a fiver. Etc... More...


18th January 2006

News: TP's Newsround, January 2006

Click for MoreWhat's been going on in classic biking of late? A RealClassic rider meets one of his heroes, the blower Triton is to go under the hammer, and after 51 years of building sidecars, Tom takes it a bit easier... More...


17th January 2006

News: Greeves Classic Motorcycle Scrambles Series: 2005 Review

Click for MoreOne dead heat; a recovery from 16th place back to the podium; a record entry of 42 scrambles bikes lined up to race -- Michael Eustace saw it all in last year's Greeves series... More...


3rd January 2006

News: Real Life Riders Required (again)

Click for MoreCalling classic owners! Have you owned an AMC 350, a Triumph T120, a Norton Dominator, a Beesa B31 or B33, a Yamaha XS650 or a Tiger Cub? If so, we want to hear from you... More...


30th December 2005

News: 2005 - A RealClassic Year

Click for MoreWhat was your classic biking highlight of the outgoing year? RealClassic readers have selected some of their favourite moments, places, people and machines... More...


23rd December 2005

News: Merry Christmas Everybody!

Click for More Are you hanging up your stocking on your wall? It's the time when every Santa has a ball. Does he ride a red nosed Dnepr, Does a ton upon his sleigh, Do the fairies keep him sober for a day... More...


5th December 2005

News: December Newsround

Click for MoreA couple of jumbles, a chance to fly south for winter, a new classic bike specialist, posh paint for your P&J - it's all been in TP's inbox this month. And to top it allÖa two thousand pound Velocette Vogue. Gasp!... More...


29th November 2005

News: The Classic Motorcycle Racing Club Race Of The Year

Click for MoreRacing with broken ribs; a series of spills; a technical disqualification and a Triton going up in flames - it all happened at Snetterton during the final classic races of the season. Graham Lawlor reports... More...


25th November 2005

Directory: The Sunbeam Owners' Fellowship

Click for MoreThis worldwide club for fans of the S7 and S8 Sunbeams boasts an excellent website and a busy calendar of events. But it desperately needs some better jokes... More... There are more Classic Clubs here...


21st November 2005

News: Top Dollars

Click for MoreThe US dollar is finally gaining ground on the UK's sterling, so this might be the last chance for British buyers to bag a real bargain abroad... More...


18th November 2005

News: Deus Ex Machina

Click for MoreLooks a bit like an old Brit, rides like your secret dreams. Trevor (Ozboy) Brooks investigates what the Deus Ex is going on Down Under... More...


15th November 2005

News: Guzzi and Morini at the Milan Motorcycle Show

Click for MoreTwo Nuovi Real Classics (maybe) have been announced at the Milan Show; the Moto Guzzi California Vintage and the Moto Morini 9. Martin Gelder attempts to interpret the press kit bulsh*t... More...


2nd November 2005

Books / News: 2006 Club Calendars and a Diary

Click for MoreAs 2005 draws to its inevitable close, so thoughts turn to another new year. What will 2006 bring? Plenty of excellent events to attend, and birthdays to remember* for a starter. So here's a collection to help you keep track of all those things to do... More...


27th October 2005

News: 2005 NEC International Motorcycle Show

Click for MoreIt's the hottest October day since 1969, so Martin Gelder hops in the car and heads for the NEC and several motorway tailbacks. He gets hot and bothered, but Triumphs are Cool. Official... More...


25th October 2005

News: RC Roadshow Autumn Extravaganza

Click for MoreThere is no escaping the RealClassic Crew this autumn - well, not if you live in the south of the UK, at any rate. There are three opportunities in the next month to join the fun at RC-sponsored events, and subscribers can of course claim a discount on admission (and a biscuit. Whoop whoop)... More...


24th October 2005

News: Classic Scrambles

Click for MoreTwelve of Britain's best classic scrambles riders went to the Motocross Des Nations in September. The Over-60s team, as Michael Eustace reports, did really rather well... More...


13th October 2005

News: Autojumble Legislation

Click for MoreThe future of autojumbling in the UK has been under discussion recently, as new legislation threatens to drown informal jumbling in red tape. Good news! One such set of regulations have just been headed off at the pass... More...


5th October 2005

News: Computerised MoTs

Click for MoreThere is rising concern among classic bike owners about the new system which processes the UK's MoT test. From 2006, all MoT stations will use the computerised system. How is this going to affect owners of older motorcycles? More...


15th September 2005

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreIt must be autumn; the press releases are starting to pile up. Before our esteemed Typing Person disappears completely into Press Release Hell, here's the best of the bunch for your delectation... More...


16th August 2005

News: Norton P11A on Display

Click for MoreDanger! Danger! Photo of a seriously gorgeous classic motorcycle this way: brace yourself...
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15th August 2005

News: Important Update From RCHQ Bude

Click for MoreThe RealClassic office is closed for the last two weeks of August, which means the next issue won't be out until late September. But we've got other activities lined up for you to enjoy in the meanwhile... More...


10th August 2005

News: Top Triumphs

Click for MoreA bit of new bike news, for a change. Triumph's big-bore bikes are selling well, but the Bonneville is the most popular (if you fiddle the figures just a bit!)... More...


3rd August 2005

News: Classic Racing

Click for MoreThe CRMC season heads to Pembrey this coming weekend. If you've not been to a classic bike race meeting then you might not know what to expect - so Graham Lawlor and Russell Lee do their damndest to capture the atmosphere of all-out competition on old motorcycles... More...


2nd August 2005

News: Italian Motorcycle Owners' Club (GB)

Click for MoreThere are that many unusual Italian classics that you might find it tricky to locate a specialist club to cater for your favourite. So here's one Italian club which does the whole lot... More...


25th July 2005

News: Isle of Man TT Vintage Rally

Click for More2005 was an extra special year for the Isle of Man's TT International Vintage Rally, when vintage and classic bike riders were invited to take part in the 50th Rally. They certainly celebrated the Rally's Golden Jubilee in style... More...


21st July 2005

News: Classic Collection Goes Under The Hammer

Click for MoreA collection comprising 35 veteran, vintage and classic bikes will be offered for sale at auction as part of the autumn autojumble at Beaulieu in September. Will it tempt you to attend? More...


19th July 2005

News: Honda CR79 Replica

Click for MoreIt's not a Honda and there wasn't an original CR79 to replicate, but one look at this pared to the bone special from Disco Volante and you won't care a jot... More...


12th July 2005

News: TP's Newsround

Click for MoreThere's lots of news arriving in the Typing Person's mailbox: a Tiger on the loose; Sunbeams shining; a Ducati 900 goes to a good home; posh T140 yokes; a new Scott scheme, and a Panther which we'd like to find... More...


23rd June 2005

News: Sheene Race Machines Return

Click for MoreBarry Sheene's real classic race bikes come back to Blighty, take a trip round Rugby, and then find a new base at Beaulieu...
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27th May 2005

News: Classic Racing - C.Abierta Internacional Motos Clasicas

Click for MoreIt's thirty five degrees in the shade, and there's thunder in the air at Albacete. Martin Gelder risks what's left of his hearing to bring us these photos of the best in Spanish classic racing... More...


21st April 2005

News: Dealer Prizes, Rare Spares, Stainless Bolts, and Guaranteed Sparks...

Click for MoreNever a dull moment in the Real Classic News Centre, as breathless news reports flood in from around the world. Well, around the corner, anyway. If you live in Cambridge, Hereford, Bristol or Chipping Camden, that is... More...


13th April 2005

News: Books, Beezumph and the French Resistance...

Click for MoreIt's all happening: Son of Sam rides again; a truly brilliant biking book is back in print, and booking are being taken for a classic bike tour of Maquis country... More...


6th April 2005

News: Free! Free! It's All Free!

Click for MoreNot that classic bike fans are notorious skinflints, or anything, but we do all tend to appreciate good value. What could be better value than something for nothing? So here we've got lots of things to do with old(ish) motorcycles which will cost you not a single penny... More...


8th March 2005

News: The TR3OC's Beezumph Rally

Click for MoreThe date has been set for the Triple Club's 2005 Beezumph Rally. Will you let your classic loose at Cadwell this summer?
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7th March 2005

News: Join In and Pay Less

Click for MoreOne of the not-so-secret benefits of being a RealClassic reader is that you can save money at shows and events, and even get in for free at some if you bring a bike along... More...


1st March 2005

News: Riding For Charity

Click for MoreRealClassic's own Round Britain Ride is being done just for fun, but other RealClassic readers will be clocking up the miles as well this season, and they're doing it for charity... More...


28th February 2005

News: British Bike Industry Archive Moves To New Home

Click for MoreYou know how you always meant to sort out those dusty boxes of fading paperwork? Spare a thought for the VMCC, then. They've just accepted 2.5-tonnes of priceless archive material dating back to the days when the British bike industry led the world... More...


28th January 2005

News: RC on the TV?

Click for MoreEver seen Scrapyard Challenge? PaulG80 explains what happened when RealClassic tried to get on the telly...
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4th January 2005

News: RealClassic on The Road: Ready To Roll?

Click for MoreThe RealClassic Roadshow is set to rumble across country for the first time in 2005; heading for Leamington Spa on January 9th. If you're not quite sure what to expect...well, here's the highlights of the Ardingly and Malvern Shows from last autumn... More...


22nd December 2004

News: A RealClassic Christmas Ride

Click for MoreWhat will you be doing over Christmas? Stuff the turkey: grab a classic bike and go for a ride. And send us the photographic evidence! More...


20th December 2004

News: Every One's A Winner?

Click for MoreWell, no; every one isn't a winner, but a lucky few are. Winners, that is. And it's the time of year when the classic bike clubs start drawing their annual raffles, which means some people are winning big... More...


7th December 2004

News: Classic Bike Calendars

Click for MoreOh, what? Another year? After this one? You mean... we have to do it all over again, starting January 1st 2005? Kerumbs. OK, if you insist. Better get a new calendar then! More...


18th November 2004

News: Headlines, Sidelines, Snippets, Spares and Stuff

Click for MoreConsidering that all the bikes we like the best haven't been made for two decades, and so can hardly be described as 'new', we get a startling amount of news these days. If no news is good news, what does this mean? More...


20th October 2004

News: Offline Auctions

Click for MoreThere is life beyond eBay. (Really). Robert Lane and Mike Powell went to two classic motorcycle auctions on opposite sides of the country and enjoyed a bit of real life bidding... More...


6th October 2004

News: Headlines, Sidelines, Snippets and Spares and Other Stuff

Click for MoreIt was just an ordinary day at the desktop, when suddenly the unsuspecting RC reader was caught unawares and dragged, screaming and hollering into... (da-da-darrrrr) Press Release Hell!
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24th September 2004

News: Online Auctions - How To Be An Unbeatable Bidder

Click for MoreDo you want to buy your next classic at eBay, but don't know how to find it? Then once you've found it, how exactly do you buy it? Here's some helpful hints on bidding to buy... More...


23rd September 2004

Bikes: Norton F1 Sport

Click for MoreShed not your tears for the Norton rotary project: there's no fat ladies singing just yet. Norton Motors has re-surfaced, and they've a very special F1 Sport for sale... More...


8th September 2004

News: 1000cc Norton Commando Update

Click for MoreYou may not believe that size really matters, but Norvil have a small (well, big) point they'd like to prove. Work on the world's biggest (and British-built) Commando is well under way... More...


1st September 2004

News: Headlines, Sidelines, Bits, Bats and Other Oddments

Click for MoreEvery month we end up with a wodge of wotsits which don't really fit anywhere in particular. So here they all are, mushed together in what might be the classic bike equivalent of John Craven's newsround... More...


18th August 2004

News: Caption Compo 6

Click for MoreIt's - err - Wednesday, it's Caption Competition Time! No prize again, just eternal glory (until the message drops off the bottom of the board, anyway). And Real Mart has come all way back from Germany especially to update the Events page just for you... More...


9th August 2004

News: Caption Contest 5

Click for MoreIt's Monday, it's Caption Competition Time. No prize, just eternal glory (until the message drops off the bottom of the board, anyway). While you're at it, why not browse the Classifieds and scan the Events page... Go to the compo...


26th July 2004

News: Classic Bike Clubs - The Yamaha Thumpers Club UK

Click for MoreThere very often isn't room to squeeze in all the info about a particular classic bike club, either in the online Directory or the monthly magazine. So we're starting a new series to let us look a little closer at individual organisations... More...


8th July 2004

News: Super Summer Special Offers!

Click for MoreThe weather might be ghastly but don't let that get you down. We've lined up not one... not two... but THREE extra special offers on classic bike events and bits for RealClassic readers. So be happy! More...


5th July 2004

News: New Bits For Bullets

Click for MoreRoyal Enfield have just added a couple of new items to their range of accessories for the modern Bullet. Better yet, we've discovered a treasure trove of discounted spares, too... More...


1st July 2004

News: Behind The Scenes at BE-MW

Click for MoreA while back, The Toaster tested a CJ750. While he hit the road, Emm investigated just how a business sprang up around importing 1950's Chinese classics, and discovered a total treasure trove of hidden Britbikes... More...


28th June 2004

News: TP Times Classics

Click for MoreWhen the weather is good we get loads of 'Wanted' ads sent to the Classified pages, when it's bad we get more 'For Sale' ads sent in. Fascinating. Anyway; it's Monday, it's TP Times... More...


7th June 2004

News: TP Times Classics

Click for MoreIt's a busy week for all of us here in the Real Classic Virtual Shed, so you're getting three updates at once. But don't read them all at once, mind; save TP Times for Monday, Jerry's Story for Tuesday and Bob's Book Review for Wednesday. Normal (hah!) service again on Thursday... More...


27th May 2004

News: Rotary Nortons Reunited

Click for MoreEight Rotary Norton Racers running for the first time in ten years? Real Mart took his notebook and camera to Mallory Park and came back smelling of two-stroke oil... More...


24th May 2004

News: TP Times Classics

Click for MoreDid you know that the quietest days on this site are the hot and sunny weekends? Somehow, I find that very reassuring. Showers are forecast for TP, though... More...


20th May 2004

News: Classic Racing

Click for MoreThe 2004 classic racing season has kicked into gear. Geoff Linge and Tony Sparrow were at the CRMC's first weekend meet at Pembrey... More...


13th May 2004

News: The National Classic Bike Clubs' Show

Click for MoreFor the very first time, the RealClassic Club will be having a proper club stand at a proper club show. This means we need RealClassic Club members to enter their bikes for the show and bring 'em along. Maybe we'll win a prize... More...


10th May 2004

News: TP Times Classics

Click for MoreReal Mart has got a cold, and keeps sneezing on the keyboard. Maybe that explains why the recently unearthed TP Times classics are so... sticky? More...


6th May 2004

News: Bits & Bats For Classic Bikes

Click for MoreFancy a spot of spring cleaning? Or how about some armchair shopping? We have a special offer on cleaning stuff, and news of new bits for Triumph twins... More...


7th April 2004

News: Real Life Riders Required

Click for MoreAre you a real life, classic bike rider? You are? Perfect. We need your knowledge. We need to pick your brains. We want... INFORMATION! More...


23rd March 2004

News: A Grand Day for a Local Club

Click for MoreBritain's Best Bike Club has been named and famed. Who are these people, and what do they do, and why have they been given one thousand pounds? More...


18th March 2004

Events: Massive Events Page Update Fest

Click for MoreWhen was the last time we had a 'Toon? When was the last time we updated the events page? When will event organisers send us a venue post-code so that we can put in a link to a map? More...


17th March 2004

News: Movie Stars Required

Click for MoreA new British feature film is looking for classic bike riders to join its cast. The only snag is that they want you to pay for the pleasure... More...


16th March 2004

News: Members' meet at Malvern

Click for MoreReady for the first RealClassic ride-in of the season? Everyone is welcome at Malvern in March, even people who haven't (yet) joined the club. Club members get a discount, mind you! More...


5th March 2004

News: Picture Quiz Answers Revealed!

Click for MoreWe gave you pictures of classic motorcycles to look at. You gave us answers about what they might be. Some of the answers were almost intelligible, too... More...


1st March 2004

News: The TR3OC Beezumph Rally

Click for MoreEver wondered what your classic is really capable of? Here's your chance to give it full bore on a racetrack at the Triple Club's annual Cadwell Park bash. Tony Page explains...... More...


18th February 2004

News: Classic Cartoons Available Online

Click for MoreAre you bored with birthday cards of dodgy old cars, blokes playing cricket or obscure sailing ships? Why not send a classic biking cartoon card instead? Here's how to get your hands on them... More...


13th February 2004

News: Wha-choo-lookin-at?

Click for MoreThe Tiger Cub isn't so timid and BSA's Bantam rules the roost when it comes to the Real Classic popularity index. Real Mart opens the stats file and runs out of fingers... More...


9th February 2004

Events: Show & Go

Click for MoreYou can do so many things with a classic bike in the coming months that it fair makes the mind boggle. We reveal how you can win Big Cash Prizes, how you might get Wet In Wales, how to Save Money on entry fees, and how to get Totally Tanked. Ready to ride? More...


5th February 2004

News: Davida Jet Helmet

Click for MoreA helmet is a helmet is a helmet, right? Davida decided that if they wanted it doing right they had to do it themselves, and Real Mart tried the results for size... More...


2nd January 2004

News: Magazine Update and Picture Quiz Thing

Click for MoreIt must be at least 20 minutes since we mentioned that the paper version of RealClassic.co.uk will start publication this spring, which means you're probably due to a reminder. What's going to be in it, you may ask...? More...


16th January 2004

News: Lawrence's Brough Joins Museum

Click for MoreThe final fate of the classic Brough Superior motorcycle which belonged to Lawrence of Arabia has long been a favourite topic of debate on the message board. Now we can reveal where it is! And you can go to see it, too... More...


5th January 2004

News: RealClassic Goes Really Real

Click for MoreAnother old bike magazine? Surely there are enough already? Surely no-one with even half a brain would spend their pension fund launching another old bike magazine? More...


24th December 2003

News: Ho Ho Ho...

Click for MoreBest wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Real Classic...
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17th December 2003

News: We Are One!

Click for MoreHaaa-ppy birthday to us; haaa-ppy birthday to us; haaa-ppy birthday dear reeead-ers, haaa-ppy birthday to us!
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4th December 2003

News: Things to Buy

Click for MoreThere's nothing new under the sun - or so the saying goes. We don't believe it, though, and your hard-working Real Classic staff have been investigating. New, old and interesting things, then... More...


2nd December 2003

News: Norton Newsflash

Click for MoreJust when you thought it was all over... the rotary Norton project resurrects itself (again. Again). Plainly, that was not the sound of a fat lady singing! More...


1st December 2003

News: Norton Factory Auction

Click for MoreWas the final auction of Norton factory assets a wake or an awakening? Frank Westworth went, bid and went home again, feeling strangely optimistic... More...


20th November 2003

News: The Gaffer's Tape

Click for MoreA rare outbreak of cleanliness has just afflicted the Big Shed. Frank Westworth and Rowena Hoseason shared classic motorcycle polishing duties... More...


18th November 2003

News: MouseMat Mayhem

Click for MoreClassic bikes can sneak into all aspects of your life, even where you really don't expect them. Now you can have one roaring around your desk, thanks to the RealClassic MouseMat... More...


13th November 2003

News: New Old Bikes or Old New Bikes?

Click for MoreOld bikes at the new bike show? Real Mart found some new interpretations of old themes from Triumph and Ducati, was impressed by a Moto Guzzi, and found out when the National Motorcycle Museum will be reopening... More...


11th November 2003

News: 2004 Events, and a 'Toon

Click for MoreThe 2004 Real Classic motorcycling year is filling up already; our Events page already reaches June and we haven't even had winter yet... We haven't had a 'Toon for a while either, so here's a fresh one... More...


7th November 2003

News: Nearly New Year. Again

Click for MoreTempus fugit faster than most of our classic motorcycles. Frank Westworth is reminded that there's more to life than a Sasco year-planner... More...


5th November 2003

News: Be A RealClassic Writer!

Click for MoreHave you ever wanted to shout from the rooftops all about your classic bike? Do you want to share your experiences with a worldwide audience of old bike enthusiasts? Could your knowledge help out someone else who shares your passion? Here's how to get started... More...


22nd October 2003

News: T140 Bonneville Specialist

Click for MoreGot a Bonneville? Want some bits? Or would you just like some advice about your T140? No need to go surfing off at all angles. There's a bloke who knows a whole lotta Bonnies, waiting for your call... More...


20th October 2003

News: The Malvern Show: See You There?

Click for MoreTime for one last ride before winter sets in. Set your compasses for the Three Counties Showground and we'll see you at the RealClassic Malvern Show on November 2nd... More...


16th October 2003

News: Winter Draws On

Click for MoreIs it too chilly to wear your RealClassic T-shirt with pride? We have the solution. No, not RealClassic long-johns (but we like the way you think). Instead, please welcome the RealClassic long-sleeved T-shirt... More...


10th October 2003

News: It's All Over. Official

Click for MoreThe Norton factory at Shenstone has closed its doors for the last time, and a date has been set for its assets to be sold. Frank Westworth reports on the dimming of what was once a bright light in classic British motorcycling... More...


23rd September 2003

News: Hot Pants

Click for MoreSuits you, madam. The girls run riot with ladies' riding legwear, the details about which are fortunately pertinent to fellows of the other gender, too. Emm and Rowena get their kit off, then... More...


19th September 2003

News: Motorcycle Museum Fire Update

Click for MoreThe UK's National Motorcycle Museum counts the cost of the fire: 70 or more classic bikes lost forever; £25million to rebuild, historic race machines severely damaged. Yet there is a brighter side... More...


17th September 2003

News: Bike Museum Blaze

Click for MoreOne of the world's largest collection of classic bikes has been decimated by fire. Hundreds of the country's most important motorcycles have been lost. The Museum's founder has vowed to rebuild the National Motorcycle Museum... More...


16th September 2003

News: Where Are They Now?

Click for MoreAfter our first instalment, it turns out that many RealClassic readers are looking for a classic bike they used to know and love. Does it still exist? Does it still go? Do you own it? Would you like to know more about its history? More...


8th September 2003

News: Caption Compo IV

Click for MoreWe kick off this week with a caption contest with a difference (ie: there's no prize, only glory), and a reminder to keep an eye on the events page (two Real Classic motorcycle events coming up soon) and the classifieds pages - both are updated regularly but rarely mentioned here... more...


3rd September 2003

News: Shilly Sheason Sheepish Shtuff...

Click for MoreBritain records highest ever temperatures! RealClassic immediately investigates snug sheepskin clothing for maximum incongruity and no small absurdity! Exclamation marks demand overtime bonus! More...


27th August 2003

News: Don't Junk It -- Jumble it!

Click for MoreTwo things! A suggestion about what you could do with your shedload of surplus spares, plus a whole new section of the RealClassic site to show you. How are they connected? Read on... More...


5th August 2003

News: Smoother, Safer, Quicker?

Click for MoreDo you know how to add 20mph to your classic bike's cruising speed without making any mechanical adjustments? Paul Friday shares the secret... More...


30th July 2003

News: Where are they Now?

Click for MoreAt some time, it's a question which almost everyone will ask about a classic bike they used to know and love. Does it still exist? Does it still go? Can I have it back now? More...


24th July 2003

News: All Sortsa Spares

Click for MoreWhy is it easier now to keep a British bike on the road than it was 20 years ago? Partly it's the parts: the new spares and modern mods which specialists source and manufacture to keep our real wheels a-turning... More...


11th July 2003

News: Splash that Cash

Click for MoreIt's time to go shopping once again. This month we've got books, filters, brakes, chargers and -- best of all -- the very first RealClassic shirts... More...


7th July 2003

Toon: Reliant Asteroid

Click for MoreIt's been a while, so here's another of Andy's Toons. Don't forget that the Events page is bursting with things to do and places to go, and the Classifieds are regularly updated; all of life is there, from mopeds to microlights... See the 'Toon...


4th July 2003

News: Moto Challenge Weekends

Click for MoreRealClassicists are invited to join the Moto Challenge Round Britain party at three sprint events; Shelsley Walsh, Brn Bach Park and Tonfannau are waiting for you... More...


26th June 2003

News: Totally Triffic Trophies

Click for MoreMany motorcycle models are mass-produced mock-ups which don't live up to their hype. But AMU Sculptures are all handmade with patient care. The perfect gift -- or award, even..
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24th June 2003

News: Top Hats

Click for MoreCromwell is an old established name in the crash hat business, but since becoming a part of Helmet Integrated Systems they've gone all up-to-date...
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23rd June 2003

News: When I were a lad

Click for MoreWhat motorbiking madness afflicted your youth? RealClassic regulars reveal their sad, sorry secrets from times gone by...
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20th June 2003

News: Events Update

Click for MoreIt's the Summer Solstice tomorrow, and judging by our freshly updated events page, it's also the middle of the "busy weekend" season. Click here to see a small selection of what's coming up in the next couple of weeks, and then get on your bike...


13th June 2003 (Gulp)

News: Meet Real Classicists! Get Free Stinky Tickets!

Click for MoreIt's about time we all got to meet each other, so readers, riders and RealClassic regulars are all invited on a RealClassic Ride-In to the Stafford Stinkwheel Classic Bike Restoration Show at Sandon Hall, Stafford, on Sunday 20th July 2003... More...


9th June 2003

News: Event Reminder for the Absent Minded

Click for MoreHave you taken time out from riding your old bike to make a note of some splendid forthcoming events, and saved some money at the same time?
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6th June 2003

News: The Cub Club

Click for MoreEven small bikes deserve an owners club. For many of us, the first love is the deepest and the motorcycle that carried us through our two wheeled apprenticeship will always have a special place in our hearts... More...


4th June 2003

News: Higher DVLA Charges On The Way

Click for MoreMake sure that you hang on to your V5 registration documents. Losing one in the past was a pain: now it could get very expensive... More...


30th May 2003

Compo: British Bike Quiz

Click for MoreThink you know a thing or two about British bikes? Certain? Positive? Right then; get your virtual pencil ready for the RealClassic Britbike quiz. There's a prize, you know... Enter the quiz...


26th May 2003

Toon: Royal Enfield Bin-Liner

Click for MoreIt's a Bank Holiday today, Frank and Rowena are in the middle of moving sheds and Real Mart is taking his time coming back from Holland. Here's a cartoon to cheer up those of you who have to be on the internet when you could be out on your bike. Have fun...
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22nd May 2003

News: AJS 7R3 Racebike Revival

Click for MoreIt's always the way, isn't it? You don't see a 1950s AJS triple-knocker 7R3 racebike for ages and then -- pow! -- along come two at once. Accompanied by an E95 Porcupine. Happens all the time, doesn't it? More...


20th May 2003

News: Ginger Gammon's Motorbike Ride Out

Click for MoreOn 18h July 2003 as part of the world renowned KM War and Peace Show, around 80 classic motor cycles will be taking part in the Motorcycle Ride Out 2003... More...


16th May 2003

Caption Compo3: The Results

Click for MoreEntries for the Easter Caption Compo flooded in, and had Real Mart chuckling away quietly in his corner so much that we thought we might have to unplug him. They ranged from the sublime to theÖ well, completely surreal... More...


14th May 2003

News: Bargains Abound!

Click for MoreAutojumbles aren't the only place where you can find a bargain. If you're reading this then you've got access to the internet: a little bit of snoopy surfing, reckons Rowena Hoseason, can save you serious sponds! More...


30th April 2003

News: Thundersprint - MV Agusta Ride With Pride

Click for MoreTo celebrate the return to full production of the fabled MV Agusta marque, MV President Claudio Castiglioni will be racing at this year's Thundersprint in Northwich town centre on May 11th... More...


28th April 2003

Toon: Scott Flat Squirrel

Click for MoreMonday? Raining? Cartoon!
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24th April 2003

News: World Record Attempt Needs Real Classic Riders

Click for MoreJoin in! Stay at home! Break a world record without breaking a sweat! Whatever you do, just don't turn up... More...


19th April 2003

Caption Compo: Easter Special

Click for MoreIt seems we've struck a seam of seventies sensitivity, if the message board is anything to go by. So fresh from the back page of many a motorcycle mag in the seventies comes our Easter Special caption competition... More...


16th April 2003

News: Hybrid High Times in Wiltshire

Click for MoreThis year's Grand Motorcycle Meet mixes Harleys with Hybrids. Organiser Tim Roberts explains why the whole family will enjoy a great day out, experiencing butch bangers of all sorts... More...


4th April 2003

News: Barn Find Frenzy

Click for MorePattern parts and new-old-stock are all very well, but for some people only the original kit will do. It still comes to light, often after languishing for decades in obscure dark corners throughout the land. Mind the spiders... More...


1st April 2003

News:> Spotting Classics at the Scottish Show

Click for MoreA close look amidst the melee of supermotos and stunt monkeys can be rewarding for the keen classic bike fan. Andrew J Davies found plenty of old bikes to inspect in Edinburgh More...


27th March 2003

News: New Name: Same Game!

Click for MoreYour favourite old bike ezine has outgrown its humble beginnings. We're on the move to more spacious digs, and decided to have a hairdo and makeover while we're at it. More...


25th March 2003

News: Zen & The Art Of Autojumbles

Click for MoreWhat's so great about local shows? Odgie remembers last year's Triumph Owners' MCC event and reveals how not to catch fish at an autojumble. More...


24th March 2003

News: Velocette KISS

Click for MoreA Monday afternoon 'toon...

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21st March 2003

News: Beezumph Preview

Click for MoreExactly what is Beezumph all about? Tony Page of the TR3OC explains, and reminds would-be riders to get their track sessions at Cadwell Park booked fast More...


18th March 2003

News: Mixed Events, Mixed Feelings

Click for MoreShows and autojumbles which mix cars, bikes and even boats are becoming all the rage. But are they good value if your interests are more single-minded? Paul Friday reports. More...


13th March 2003

News: Wonderful Wistanstow

Click for MoreAt the Shropshire Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Show it's the old bikes which take centre stage. And there's some cracking kit lined up for this year's event. More...


11th March 2003

News: Here kitty, kitty, kitty

Click for MoreThe 'join the Cub Club campaign' starts here! Triumph's Tiger Cub has always been an immensely popular model, and now the pretty-kits get a club all of their own. More...


5th March 2003

News: The 2003 Thundersprint: Free To Enter!

Click for MoreIs it a blue moon? Have a squadron of flying pigs just hovered overhead? Is this year's Thundersprint on May 11th really going to be free for spectators? More...


3rd March 2003 - (03/03/03!)

Caption Compo: The winners!

Click for MoreTwo winners this time round: one a bit topical, the other away with the pixies. Step forward Costa Zarifi and Mike Griffiths (no, that isn't them in the picture). More...


28th February 2003

News: Smart Speedo & Tip-Top Tacho

Click for MoreWe love receiving information about new products, because it gives us something to dream about in quiet moments. Today, Rowena Hoseason gets carried away by a set of clocks... More...


26th February 2003

News: Free Tickets For Marters' Meet!

Click for MoreEver wonder who else reads this website? Stop wondering, get on your bike, and come along to the Stinkwheel Classic Bike Show at Stafford in July for our first pukka Marters' Meet. Just to tempt you further, we'll throw in some free tickets... More...


21st February 2003

News: Book Now For Beezumph!

Click for MoreThis time we're going to get there. Definitely. The Trident and Rocket 3 OC's annual Beezumph Rally has been going for 12 years and this time... this time... Rowena Hoseason and Frank Westworth plan to make it to Cadwell Park. And with a triple in tow! More...


19th February 2003

News: Sump Struggle

Click for MoreOil is probably an old engine's best friend. Sometimes, however, lube can be hard to love. Triple Cycles have engineered a new product which will make life loads easier when dealing with the black stuff. More...


17th February 2003

News: Ascot Pullman?

Click for MoreA Monday afternoon 'toon...

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10th February 2003

News: KL1300?

Click for MoreA cartoon to cheer up your Monday afternoon...

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7th February 2003

News: Women Wanted!

Click for MoreThe Cotswold Section of the VMCC are looking for some forthright females to join their 16th Ladies' Road Trial. Nicola Howe-Double says it's up to modern women to keep the spirit of the pioneering lady riders alive. More...


4th February 2003

News: In The Beginning

Click for MoreHave you ever wondered about the past life of your old bike? Who owned it? Who rode it? What was it used for, and how did it come to be where you found it? Eamon Maloney has a very special CB750 and he'd like to find out more about it. More...


29th January 2003

News: Stinkwheel Shows Score With Major Support

Click for MoreYes, we did say 'shows' plural. After the extremely positive response to the initial event at Beaumanor Hall last September, the good news is that there will be two separate Stinkwheel Shows this summer... More...


27th January 2003

News: TP Times

Click for MoreA cartoon to cheer up your Monday afternoon...

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23rd January 2003

News: Bullet Back With A Bang!

Click for More2002 was a very good year for Royal Enfield. Their totally traditional Bullet, which has been in continuous production since 1955, riccocheted into the UK sales charts once again... More...


20th January 2003

Caption Compo: The Winner

Click for More"It was noted that the Vincent Owners Club stand reflected the current state of job and bonus prospects in the City." Congratulations Fergus Ankhorn, winner of the first RealClassic.co.uk caption competition... More...


15th January 2003

News: Never Too Old To Win

Click for MoreIn classic road-racing, it's not necessarily just the bikes which have reached antique status. Dave Minton spoke to road-racer Bill Pilling, who took a UK Classic Championship in his 70th year. More...


13th January 2003

News: Andy's 'Toon

Click for MoreHere's a cartoon to cheer up your Monday morning...

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6th January 2003

News: Two Vincents Stolen

Click for MoreFor Chris O'Donovan and his father, 2002 finished on a sour note. Two Vincent bikes, treasured family possessions, were stolen. Can you help to recover them? More...


29th December 2002

News: First Stinkwheel Success

Click for MoreA big new event could be something to celebrate; a welcome new face on the UK's classic bike scene. Did the first Stinkwheel Show live up to its potential? Rowena Hoseason and Frank Westworth were there. More...


29th December 2002

Letters: Nostalgia Ain't What It Used To Be?

Click for MoreThe 1953 snap was taken in Mutz, France, when I was stationed at #2 Fighter Wing RCAF (F-86 Sabres) from 1952 to 1954... More...


29th December 2002

Letters: Classic Fridge Mart?

I'm one of those motorcyclists who always had Japanese bikes. Not because I prefer them, it's just that since I started at the age of 16, on a 1979 RD50, I've never had anything to learn real motorcycle maintenance on... More...


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