by Richard Backus
The only man ever to win World Championships on two wheels and four, John Surtees is without question one of the great figures in motorsports. A gifted rider who worked as an apprentice for Vincent in his early years, Surtees went on to win seven World Championships riding for MV Agusta before moving to Formula One in the early 1960s. Now, a group of enthusiasts and supporters are pressing a petition drive to put the “Sir” in Surtees with an official knighthood.
Some of the leading manufacturers in the early history of the British motorcycle industry were Norton, Velocette and BSA. Discover how some companies flourished while others failed in Shooting Star: The Rise and Fall of the British Motorcycle Industry (ECW Press, 2009).
Motorcycle Classics tech expert Keith Fellenstein solves ignition trouble on a Triumph T120.
1939 Ariel 250 Red Hunter at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
New Brough Superior motorcycles are made-to-order and will be available soon.
Fast and elegant, the Brough Superior SS100 was considered the Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles
Okay, so most of us remember “The Fonz” from Happy Days, and that he rode a Triumph whenever he jumped on two wheels. But did you know the late great Bud Ekins supplied the Triumph Henry Winkler rode in Happy Days? The 1949 Triumph Trophy TR5 Scrambler ridden by The Fonz will be one of the highlights at Bonhams’ upcoming Classic California Sale in Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
The Davida Jet is celebrating its 10th anniversary of classic British attitude made in England.
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