Almost Famous: The 1958 Ariel Cyclone

Garth Clare’s 1958 Ariel Cyclone restoration and the story of Ariel’s brush with fame with Buddy Holly.

Owner Garth Clare on his 1958 Ariel Cyclone, one of fewer than 300 built. 1959 was the last year for the model, when Ariel stopped 4-stroke motorcycle production.
Photo by Robert Smith