Last Updated: 20th Augsut 2010
The RealClassic monthly magazine isn't on sale in the shops. Instead we cut out the middle-man and send it straight to you. Here's how to subscribe...
RealClassic was launched in 2004 because heaps of people wanted to read a printed version of this website. There are now thousands of subscribers who have signed up for a sub and so joined the RealClassic Club - on top of the magazine each month we give subscribers extra benefits to say thanks.
The 116-page, full colour magazine is dedicated to the best bikes from the last century. We focus on postwar British machines, but we don't ignore the vintage and veterans and we enjoy the odd Italian and Japanese classic too. You'll recognise the RealClassic Crew from their online adventures and previous incarnations in other magazines: people like Dave Minton, Frank Westworth, Graham Ham, Rowena Hoseason, Roland Brown, Odgie and Jacqueline Bickerstaff.
RealClassic contains road tests, owner reports, historical retrospectives, project bikes, real-life rides, comparison tests, tricky techniques, workshop rebuilds, readers' bikes for sale and news and events. But don't think you've seen it all before - RealClassic is different to most mainstream magazines because we major on real-life classic motorcycling, often reporting warts-and-all stories from genuine owners who've clocked up thousands of miles on their P&Js. We try to produce a magazine which we'd like to read. And, so far, thousands of old bike enthusiasts seem to like it too.
Subscribers, naturally, get their hands on each issue before anyone else does. And every subscription goes towards ensuring the long-term success of the magazine. So to encourage you, we've created the RealClassic Club - exclusively for subscribers who sign up directly with us.
Join The Club!
Subscribe direct with us and you'll be automatically enrolled in the RealClassic Club. This means that you'll receive:
Click here to read some feedback from subscribers about being in the RealClassic Club...
What's the Deal?
RealClassic scampers off the press once a month, so there are 12 issues published each year. If you bought those magazines separately and had them delivered to a UK address (read more here) then they'd cost £42 for all 12.
Subscribe & Save 40%
If you subscribe to RealClassic then you pay just £32 for 12 magazines. Better yet, if you sign up for a direct debit then you pay even less: just £29.50.
That's a saving of over £12, and means that RealClassic is Britain's best value old bike magazine. You pay less than £2.50 for each issue, including postage. Bargain, eh?
We are sometimes able to offer some special deals on gift subscriptions or shorter-length subscriptions; click here for details
So What If I Don't Live In Britain?
No problem. We'd be delighted to send you RealClassic but you will have to pay for the additional postage costs.
A 12 issue subscription to RealClassic costs £48.00 to Europe (including Norway, etc) and £58.00 for everywhere else in the world.
American readers can now purchase RealClassic direct from Motorsport in the USA and save $$$ over our standard rate. A 12 issue subscription from Motorsport costs just $58 from: Motorsport: RealClassic USA sub
(Please note that because you receive your magazine via Motorsport it might arrive at a different time to direct subs, and that this offer does not include membership of the RC Club; that's only available with subs which come from the UK)
How do I subscribe?
Easy! Use just click the button below to subscribe using our new secure payment system where you can pay online with a credit or debit card. You'll normally receive an automatic email straight away, confirming your subscription details
If you'd rather pay by cheque then that's fine
Please make your cheque payable to RealClassic and send it to:
We need the following information from you:
You can also pay for RealClassic with a direct debit, straight from your bank account. Call 01507 529529 for more details. You can also talk to a person on that number if you have any questions about setting up a subscription - including gift subscriptions and renewals.
Can I subscribe to a digital version?
Yes! From 2011 we're able to offer the monthly RealClassic magazine as an electronic Zinio publication, delivered direct to your desktop without having to wait for the postman.
Enjoy the magazine!
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Moving house? Tell us (on 01507 529529 or email email@example.com) as soon as you know where you're going and we'll update our records so your magazines don't have to chase you all over the country, or halfway around the world...
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