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PREVIEW: September edition of Old Bike Mart

September 29, 2020

Welcome to Old Bike Mart, the subscription-only newspaper with the UK’s largest selection of classic motorcycle classified ads.

This month’s OBM, as always is the case, features the latest news, reports from the racetrack, part and tool reviews and ‘how to’ guides.

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Newly discovered historic machines are revealed in all their unrestored glory and there’s a nostalgic look back through the annals of motorcycling history. Here’s a taste of what to expect in issue 423:

 

Landing with a thud

A battered 1956 motorcycle show issue of The Motor Cycle reminds Pete Kelly of just what an amazing time for motorcycling the mid-1950s were – and a trawl through Mortons’ Motorcycle Archive soon rekindles all the excitement of those big fat special editions of yesteryear.

 

Autumn of a 1946 BSA C11

Neil Cairns was born the same year that Al Capone was shot, India gained its independence and Princess Elizabeth married Prince Phillip. In the USA the first radar speed trap was used to catch motorists breaking their new 50mph speed limit. 

 

Cool runnings

In the 1920s, some makers were innovative with regarding how to keep the temperature of engines’ down. The Classic Motorcycle editor James Robinson takes a closer look at two.

 

PLUS | The UK’s biggest selection of classic motorcycle classified ads! Discover some of our readers’ tales, look back at some of the highlights from the greatest classic motorcycle shows, and make a date for upcoming events in your classic calendar!

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About the Author

Sam Hewitt

Sam Hewitt is the Digital Content Editor at Mortons Media Group. Sam has a Journalism degree from the University of Lincoln. When he’s not writing about engines he can be found at Keepmoat Stadium, supporting his beloved League One football team Doncaster Rovers. 01507 529529 | SHewitt@Mortons.co.uk

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