MCC JF 2017 

January/February 2017
Volume 12, No. 3

On the cover: What's not to love when you have a perfectly happy 1975 Norton Commando 850 MKIII in the garage?


features
Barber Vintage Festival
BARBER VINTAGE FESTIVAL 2016
Ducatis shine at our bike show and Colin Edwards hands out the awards.
By the Motorcycle Classics staff
Monterey Car Week
BIKES AT MONTEREY CAR WEEK
Despite the fact that it's called Car Week, there are some spectacular bikes to be seen, too.
By Corey Levenson
VeeTwo
VEE TWO DUCATI IMOLA EVO
First seen at the Barber Vintage Festival, the Imola Evo is the realization of a dream.
By Alan Cathcart
Super Cub

FAMILY HEIRLOOM: HONDA CUB
An old Cub, passed along from one generation to the next, sparks a CA100 restoration project.
By Margie Siegal

Mark III
1975 NORTON COMMANDO MKIII
The Commando was somehow always more than the sum of its parts.
By Margie Siegal
Ceegar
TEXAS CEEGAR
The untold story behind the famed 1956 record-breaking Triumph streamliner.
As told to Richard Backus by Herb Harris
S-125
1948 HARLEY-DAVIDSON S-125
To the victor go the spoils, and the roots of the S-125 go all the way back to World War II.
By Dain Gingerelli
Sonic 500
SONIC BOOM: CAN-AM SONIC 500
The 1982 Sonic 500 wasn't a big seller when it was built, making it a rare model today.
By Robert Smith
Triumph
TRIUMPH TRIBUTE
A simple conversation between two friends led to the creation of a tribute GP racer replica.
By Greg Williams
Panther
BIG CAT: PANTHER MODEL 100
The panther's big sloping cylinder makes it one of the most iconic British motorcycles of all time.
By Phillip Tooth

departments 
Richard Backus and his Laverda Black Side Down
On the Road, Gravel and Paved, in 2016
By Richard Backus
Keith Fellenstein
Keith's Garage
Keith’s fixes will keep your vintage bike up and running.
Firstgear Gear Driven
Six motorcycle jackets.
Hells Canyon
Rides & Destinations
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Suzuki Under the Radar
Tomorrow's Classics: 1973-1977 Suzuki GT185.
Arai
Bulletin Board
Skat Cat 40 blast cabinet and Arai Corsair-X helmet.
Analog View from the Sidecar
2017 Vegas auctions, Mahindra buys BSA, and great winter bike shows.
Ted Guthrie
From the Owner
Remembering Yamahas, Yankees and more.
SQ-Lead1 jpg
MC How-To
We rebuild a set of Bing carburetors off a 1973 BMW R75/5.
Sacramento Road Race
Parting Shots
1967 Sacramento Road Race.


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