Tony Ehret's 1951 Vincent Black Lightning valuable vintage

Top Tips for Restoring a Vintage Motorcycle

(Contributed post for our North American readers. Image: Vintage Vincent) Restoring a vintage motorcycle is every motorbike enthusiast’s ultimate dream. Just imagine cruising on the open road as your bike roars its mightiness. You can also think about all the money you would earn from making an excellent job of the restoration process. According to …

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1935 Velocette Venom outfit

Velocette: A short history and test ride

Former Ulysses Club magazine editor and long-time bike tester Ian Parks (above) takes a 1965 Velocette Venom for a spin. Velocette hit the streets of Australia in 1965 when Robert Menzies was Prime Minister, James Bond’s Thunderball was at the “flicks”, The Rolling Stones Can’t Get No Satisfaction and the average wage was £15, 8 shillings. …

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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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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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Traub motorcycle

Unsolved mystery of the Traub Motorcycle

Traub article contributed by Matt Williams In 1967, a plumber doing renovations of an apartment building outside Chicago tore down a brick wall and found what would prove to be a baffling mystery to vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. It was a one-of-a-kind motorcycle bearing 1917 plates and the name “Traub”. The building’s elderly owner admitted that …

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2016 Laverda Concours results

Living in the ’70s Motorcycle Show

The seventh annual Living in the ’70s Motorcycle Show is on Saturday September 10, 2016, at TeamMoto Honda Springwood. Run by the Honda 750/4 SOHC Owners Club, the show usually attracts about 30 entrants over all classes. Apart from the usual grouping of Honda 4s and Kwaka 9s, there will be more big-bore Japanese icons, …

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