1948 Vincent Rapide

Rare ride on Ray’s 1948 Vincent Rapide

It is a rare delight to ride a classic motorcycle, so there was no hesitation when Ray Schriever offered me a ride on his prized 1948 Vincent Rapide. Ray, 69, is a retired aviation engineer who marvels at the British bike’s clever engineering, much of it courtesy of Australian engineer Phil Irving. “We became friends …

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The Island Classic is the southern hemisph ere’s largest historic motorcycle meet

Phillip Island Classic returns in 2020

Riders and lovers of classic motorcycles should save the 2020 Australia Day long weekend for the 27th running of the International Phillip Island Classic. It is the southern hemisphere’s largest historic motorcycle meet. The Island Classic returns to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from 24-26 January 2020. It will feature a century of motorcycles …

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Nabiac museum expands horizons

Nabiac Motorcycle Museum expands horizons

The National Motorcycle Museum in Nabiac, NSW, is expanding its horizons to include some veteran cars and classic toys to attract a wider variety of visitor. However, don’t think motorcycles are being abandoned. Five years ago when I last visited the museum on the Central Coast of NSW they had 800 motorcycles. Now they have …

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Vintage Japanese motorcycles head to Tamworth

How to Take Good Care of Vintage Bikes

(Sponsored post) Whether you’re a casual collector or a real motorcycle aficionado, you probably turn your head whenever you catch a glimpse of a vintage or classic motorbike. One day, you might even own one yourself. Anything that has gone past the 20-year mark is already considered a bit of an artefact. As such, any …

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Vincent fortune

Vincent fortune found in LA warehouse

Six Vincent motorcycles and a rare Grigg that have been found in a Los Angeles warehouse after the death of the owner could fetch a small fortune at liquidation. Vincent motorcycles are among the most collectible and expensive in the world. In fact, a 1951 Vincent Black Lightning with an Australian speed record set by Aussie …

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1929 Scott Flying Squirrel at Historic Winton

Revived Flying Squirrel heads to Historic Winton

For the first time in 65 years, a 1929 Scott Flying Squirrel has been kick-started in time for its display at Historic Winton on May 18-19. The bike has been restored by Victorian brothers Michael and Peter Shacklock. Listen to the bike fired up for the first time. Scott Flying Squirrel Their father, Arthur, bought …

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King Dick no reserve

Classic motorbikes offered at no reserve

If you’ve ever wanted to buy a classic bike at auction, it might be time to have a go as there are some potential bargains offered at no reserve in a Sydney auction next month. There are 14 motorcycles available at the annual Shannons Autumn Classic Auction & Rare Number Plates in Sydney on March …

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Celebrate Australia Day with classic racing at the Phillip Island Classic International Challenge

Celebrate Australia Day with classic racing

One of the best ways to celebrate the Australia Day weekend is with three days of classic racing at the magnificent Phillip Island circuit. More than 450 bikes will compete in 56 races at the 26th Phillip Island Classic from January 25-27. UPDATE: The 2019 International  Challenge was successfully defended by Australia, ahead of USA and …

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