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Vintagebike Videos #3

Some more of my favourite golden oldies...

Posted January 15, 2011 by Nigel in | No comments yet

Classic Bike News – Megola for sale

You don’t see many of these on the road…  You don’t see many for sale either!  This one is coming up for auction at Bonhams in Paris.  It’s a very rare 640cc Megola.  I’m not sure exactly what year this example is, but they were made in very limited numbers (around 2000) from 1921 to 1925.  Made in Munich, Germany, the name Megola is derived from the names of the designers, Meixner, Gockerell and Landgraf. The obvious feature making this classic motorcycle stand out from the crowd is the five cylinder side-valve rotary engine mounted within the front wheel.  The wheel axle was formed by the crankshaft that ...

Posted January 12, 2011 by Nigel in | 1 comment

Interesting Bikes – 1930 Henderson Streamliner

1930 Henderson Streamliner
Here's a machine that really caught my eye. The article comes from the Knucklebuster blog, so all credit to these guys for unearthing this beauty. I took these photos at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet where the newly restored bike was unveiled. The bike belongs to Frank Westfall from Syracuse, NY. According to some info I found online, the bike was originally built by O. Ray Courtney in 1936 and is based on a 1930 K.J Henderson. The bike is powered by inline four cylinder (not a scooter as some have said, check the shot of the motor below) and as I’m sure you can ...

Posted January 3, 2011 by Nigel in | 1 comment

Vintagebike Videos #2

Another compilation of some of my favourite old pictures.... Time to slow down...

Posted December 21, 2010 by Nigel in | No comments yet

Classic Bike News – Race Retro 2011

Triumph Ace 904S Thruxton Special
Here's an event for your diaries... February 25th sees the start of the 2011 Race Retro event at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry. It promises to be a spectacular event, with a real focus on action! For those not familiar with the event, it celebrates everything sporting on both 2 and 4 wheels. The iconic Ace Cafe London returns this year as the sponsor of the new "Fire Up Paddock". Classic cafe and road racing bikes will be brought back to life, giving visitors the opportunity to hear the motorcycles as well as see them in all their glory up close. ...

Posted December 20, 2010 by Nigel in | No comments yet

Vintagebike Videos #1

Here's the first of a selection of short videos putting together some of my favourite pictures from the galleries. I hope you enjoy it!

Posted December 15, 2010 by Nigel in | No comments yet

Superb Bonhams Las Vegas Line-up…

Have you got a jar full of pound coins that you have been saving for a rainy day? Fancy getting yourself a nice little Christmas present? Then take a look at the classic motorcycles coming up in the Bonhams Las Vegas auction on January 6, 2011. Leading the group are no less than five Vincent motorcycles, including: • 1948 Vincent HRD Rapide B • 1949 Vincent HRD Rapide B • 1949 Vincent HRD Rapide B • 1952 Vincent Black Shadow C • A Vincent Café Racer Hybrid • 1953 Ariel Square Four • 1963 BSA Rocket Gold Star • 1961 BSA Gold Star • 1965 Royal Enfield Interceptor • 1964 Velocette Venom ...

Posted December 3, 2010 by Nigel in | No comments yet

The Freddie Spencer Interview

I've recently had the pleasure of spending an hour with Fast Freddie Spencer, one of the greatest road racers that America ever produced – and it really was a pleasure. He is a friendly, sincere and proud man; proud not only of his achievements, but proud of his life as a whole.When you meet Freddie, it soon becomes clear that there are a handful of principles that make Freddie who he is. He is a fiercely religious man, clearly accepting that his success was driven not only by his obvious skills in the saddle, but also by the firm belief that his faith would see him through. ...

Posted December 3, 2010 by Nigel in | 3 comments

We were there… The 2010 Classic Motorcycle Show

November is a depressing time of year for us poor souls trapped in the doom, gloom and despondency of the start of a Great British Winter. However, there is always something to look forward to. Spring is far to distant to even consider, but there is one last Classic Bike Show of the year! Last weekend we were at the Footman James Classic Motor Show, held every year at the NEC in Birmingham, and what a huge show it was! Three massive halls filled with classic and vintage cars, and of course, the reason I was there, a ...

Posted December 3, 2010 by Nigel in | 1 comment

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