Early Vincent Comet “an old friend”

What’s the perfect Christmas present for a man who loves jigsaw puzzles almost as much as he loves motorcycles? For Stan Harris, it was a Norton Model 50 which had been broken up and piled into a dozen or more boxes, jars and tins. The Norton was a gift from Stan’s wife and biking partner […]

It’s April 1979, and an 18-year-old Howie Davison has got hold of the latest copy of Bike magazine. On the front cover, the magazine’s famous Ogri cartoon character is pointing at a photograph of a Harris Magnum with the caption, ‘Ere! Feast yer eyeballs on this! “I read about the Magnum inside, and thought ‘I’m […]

The first motorbike Stuart Way ever rode on was a Norton. As a schoolboy in the mid ‘60s, he lived in a flat above a motorbike shop in Tilbury, Essex, and quickly got friendly with the mechanics. “That was how my motorcycle history started,” he says, “because I worked there after school and at weekends, […]

When Chris Cracknell saw Easy Rider in 1969, it led to him transforming a BSA A10 into a Stateside custom. He still owns it 50 years later.
Tony Towle, 88, bought his Douglas Vespa 152L2 new in 1960, and has finally decided to sell it. But it will stay in the family.
Brian Randall's Triumph Trident T160, bought in 1979, was fully restored during lockdown in 2020. He told us about his love for the bike.