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  • Sammy Miller award

    Sammy Miller award

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    Another day and another award for Sammy Miller. Well deserved, as usual

  • New Zealand Classic Festival

    New Zealand Classic Festival

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    The 2012 New Zealand Classic Festival takes place at Pukekohe over the weekend of February 3-5, with another race meeting at nearby Hampton Downs the following weekend. Guest of honour will be Colin Seeley

  • Davida’s helmet anniversary

    Davida’s helmet anniversary

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    Davida’s Jet motorcycle helmet celebrates 10 years of production…

  • McQueen’s Brough sold

    McQueen’s Brough sold

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    What’s a good Brough Superior worth these days? If your answer to that is ‘a lot’ then you’re dead right!

  • VMCC Racing Lydden

    VMCC Racing Lydden

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    The VMCC road race circus, otherwise British Historic Racing, visited Lydden, Kent on July 30-31 for a championship meeting. With the tight operating conditions imposed on the circuit, meetings have to be slickly run to complete a 47-race programme, but it means there’s hardly a break in the entertainment and the race format rolls around…

  • The Bayley-Cole Douglas

    The Bayley-Cole Douglas

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    This seminal sprint and hillclimb bike is based on a 1926 Douglas TT frame fitted with a 1928 600cc DT engine. CT Atkins raced it at Brooklands. Avid race enthusiast Dr Joseph Bayley bought it in 1929, although he never rode it in competition.

  • The Classic Dirt Bike Experience

    The Classic Dirt Bike Experience

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    The gentle art of trials riding doesn’t generally include climbing over a car but, looked at objectively, the skills needed in normal trials are all on display in this stunt.

  • Akrapovic pipe dreams

    Akrapovic pipe dreams

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    Exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic has announced plans to re-issue a series of previously discontinued systems for its 20th anniversary.

  • British Masters Grass Track

    British Masters Grass Track

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    Many former racers could be found among the crowd at this year’s British Masters Grass Track, held on August 16. They were guests of the organising Astra Club and the idea was to celebrate the return of grass track to Lydden, but problems over availability led to a late switch to the more recently established…

  • VMCC Sprint Section Wroughton Speed Trials

    VMCC Sprint Section Wroughton Speed Trials

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    On August 21, the VMCC Sprint Section returned to Wroughton airfield, near Swindon, for the second of this year’s Speed Trials, which was also an ACU Championship round. Conditions were dry with a tailwind for the standing start, quarter-mile course on the broad tarmac runway.

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