Classic British Legends: Barry Sheene

Motorcycle racers – or indeed any sportsman or woman from a ‘minority’ activity – have rarely ‘crossed over’ into the public’s collective consciousness. But just as a policeman can still say; “Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?’ to a youth driving too fast and they’ll (perhaps) know who’s being referred to or at least understand the implication, so too does Barry Sheene remain the best known motorcycle racer Britain has ever produced.

Visit the Mortons Archive for more information and online search options, or speak to our archivist Jane Skayman on 01507 529423 with your requirements. Email

Search for images (type Sheene in search field)

Over 4 million images...

The Rolls-Royce of motorcycles - the Brough Superior.  The weird and rather wonderful twin-rear wheel, Austin Seven-engined model.
Archive images that appear on Classic Bikers Club come from Mortons Archive - home to over 4 million images.
A choice selection are available to purchase, both for private use as prints or posters, and for commercial use.
To browse the on-line archive, visit