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Rachael’s latest Milestones
Artist and TCM contributor Rachael Clegg has just released her 2022 Milestones: An Isle of Man Road Races Calendar. The calendar series – something of a cult collectible – is usually shot on the TT course, but the new edition is a bit different. “We
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With BSA motorcycles relaunched, the famous name now joins Triumph, Royal Enfield and Norton as British motorcycling names, producing machines which are, in main, true to what their ‘original’ makers intended. By that, I mean make products which at l
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This Month’s Star Letter Wins
The writer of this month’s Star Letter wins Weise Nomad Gloves worth £59.99. Beat the elements hands down with these new winter gloves from Weise. Warm, waterproof and well-designed, Nomad gloves have got what it takes to keep you riding through the
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Last Of The Breed
‘Some cheapa – none beata Cheetah!’ was the headline which greeted readers of TMX when southern centre dealer and competition ace Bob Gollner announced the launch of his new, top of the range trials bike in February 1967. In kit form – to overcome th
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Rating The Ratios
A friend used to claim quite seriously that his Mini-van had a five-speed gearbox, simply because he could select first, second, third, top and neutral. It would have made more sense if he’d included reverse in his boast, because the sole purpose of
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NMM Triumph Powered Prizes
First prize in the National Motorcycle Museum’s winter raffle is a 1955 Triumph 5T Speed Twin, restored by the National Motorcycle Museum in its own workshop. There’s Triumph power for the runner-up too, in the shape of a rather smart 1958 Triton 650
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Sammy Miller Museum
Housed in New Milton, Hampshire, UK, the museum is crammed full of interesting machines, including factory prototypes and numerous ingenious designs from all over the world. There’s one of the world’s largest collections of exotic racing bikes, inclu
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A Brief Chat With... John Avery
Referred to as ‘The Oxford Flier’, John Avery was actually born and raised in Gloucestershire until his father, prewar car competitor Harold Avery, moved the family to Oxford in the early 1940s. Though not particularly interested in motorcycles, John
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The Silent Humber
Humber was ‘the’ pioneer make in British motorcycling, after Thomas Humber began producing some of the earliest commercially available bicycles from 1868 onwards at his Beeston works, just outside Nottingham. In 1884, Thomas made the first modern-typ
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That’s Better
Just skimmed through the January issue to look at the pictures before a more thorough read of every word. Often, I’ve been disappointed in the past with the two-page spread not giving the complete picture. Wow. This issue’s new binding has now so
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Back To Spain Again
With the gradual easing of restrictions brought about by the pandemic, one classic motorcycle event that was always going to come back to normal quickly, was the week-long ‘Rally International Motos Clasicas,’ better known as the Colombres Rally, whi
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Unheralded Genius
Despite being the powerhouse of leading motorcycle factory design offices and development teams, Valentine Page, always known as Val, was something of a mystery man, who certainly wasn’t the flamboyant character many rivals – including Edward Turner
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Readers’ Letters
I was delighted to see my old Triumph Adventurer on the front of your January 2022 issue – another bike I now wish I hadn’t sold, like all the others! Thought you might be interested to see a photo of the bike when I first purchased it. Your cover bi
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Anneka and I
My A10 Anneka was bought late in 1992 from a dealer for £750. It replaced a 1962 A65, which, after a lot of work, had come good enough to ride from Sweden, via Denmark and Germany, to a BSA rally in Holland in a single day. But just when it was right
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Festival of 1000 Bikes 2022
The Vintage Motor Cycle Club and Mallory Park Circuit has announced the return of the Festival of 1000 Bikes in 2022, scheduled for July 16/17, at Mallory Park in Leicestershire. It’s road bikes on the Saturday and race machines on the Sunday, plus e
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You Were Asking
Velocette enthusiast and accomplished autojumble hunter Phil Wickenden popped over to my son Peter’s stand at the VMCC Somerset Section’s Shepton Mallett autojumble, clutching a heavy, early brass carburettor, with the comment: ‘Here’s one for you to
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Harder Summits At The Heights
The Sidcup & DMCC joined the ‘levelling-up’ movement when the 2021 Jack Thompson Trial, the 32nd such event, returned to its regular first Sunday in December date, just eight months after the postponed 2020 version finally took place. Club stalwart a
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The Clubman TT In A Nutshell
When first proposed, the idea of a TT for standard machines purchased by regular enthusiasts wasn’t universally embraced by the manufacturers. While some were interested, others were wholeheartedly against it, with more than a few neither fully one w
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81st Sketchbook Travels at the: Pioneer Run
Two years in the waiting and the 81st Pioneer Run was finally on – rather later in the year than usual, too, as it took place on October 3, 2021. The plucky veteran riders rode from Tattenham Corner to a new finish at Brighton City Airport in Shoreha
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The Pastime And Industry In France
Correspondent Dagobert (presumedly taken from the Frankish king, who lived c603-639) reported on motorcycling in France, highlighting the many differences that exist ‘in the pastime and the industry’ between the country and Britain. “It is at first s
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Important Letters
To check the timing and at what point on the combustion cycle things should be happening, the degree specifications are accompanied by the legends BTC, ABC, BBC and ATC. In this case they stand for Before Top Centre, After Bottom Centre, Before Botto
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News In Brief
The season-starting Mecum auction, featuring over 1750 motorcycles, takes place on January 25-29, 2022, at the South Point Casino and Hotel, Las Vegas. Among the top lots are a 1938 Brough Superior SS100, numerous Indian Fours, and Harleys, including
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Stock Tiger test
Our rather remarkable picture was one of a series used to illustrate an article covering a strenuous, ACU-observed trial, undertaken with three Triumph Tiger single cylinder models – a 250cc Tiger 70, 350cc Tiger 80 and 500cc Tiger 90. Previewing the
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New Year Show Falls Victim To Covid Virus
Bikers and scooterists who were planning to start their year with a bang will have to re-make their plans, as the popular Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic motorcycle show, due to be held at Newark Showground on January 8/9, is the latest event to fa
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Where The Going Is Good
This year’s traditional December show at Kempton Park offered visitors a difficult choice: Scour the numerous jumble pitches, where there were many new projects on offer; indulge the needle/haystack scenario for that elusive spare; or the tempting op
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Sammy At The Double
It was dual honours on the evening of December 2, 2021, when Sammy Miller was guest of honour at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London, for the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Annual Dinner and Awards. It was at this historic club, founded in 189
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TT helmets: At a recent FICM meeting at Geneva, delegates discussed making TT-style helmets compulsory for all motorcycle events held under their jurisdiction. This will include road and track races, hill climbs and sprints. Taxi sidecars: BSA and ta
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Back With Aplomb
The smart money was all on the fact that when BSA returned to the motorcycle market, which has been only a matter of time since the name was acquired by the Indian Mahindra Group in 2016, it would, most likely, be with a twin cylinder offering – afte
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