1966 Velocette Thruxton

Velocette Thruxton sets auction record

This rusted and unrestored 1966 Velocette Thruxton has sold at auction for £20,000 (about $A34,800), twice the pre-sale estimate, and a new world record for an unrestored bike of this type. It has been on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham before being sold at the H&H Classics Donington Park Auction.  The Velocette was the last great British single, …

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1966 Velocette Thruxton

Museum Velocette goes to auction

This 1966 Velocette Thruxton will leave the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham where it has been on display and go to the H&H Classics Donington Park Auction on July 28, 2016.  The Velocette was the last great British single, outlasting other British marques by almost a decade. The Velocette Thruxton lived long enough to race against the first …

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Globe of death at Motorclassica

Does anyone remember the old Globe of Death where motorcycles would ride around inside a giant metal globe-shaped cage? It used to be one of the attractions of the circus when it came to town or at the local show. The last one I saw was at the 105th Harley-Davidson anniversary in Milwaukee in 2008. …

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