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Draganfly turns 40

Draganfly turns 40

11 August 2016

It’s the summer of 1976. A long-haired chap of 24 is fixing bikes from a rented shed, dreaming of working for himself.  

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Book Review: 'Sox' Gary Hocking - the forgotten World Motorcycle Champion

Book Review: 'Sox' Gary Hocking - the forgotten World Motorcycle Champion

11 August 2016.

Gary Hocking was born near Newport, South Wales in 1937 but grew up in Southern Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe when his family emigrated in 1947.  

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Romney Marsh spectacular

Romney Marsh spectacular

11 August 2016.

Following the previous day’s heavy rain, access to Elk Promotions’ show field at Hamstreet, near Ashford, Kent, on June 26, needed a measure of care, but the effort was worth it as the machinery on display was as widely varied as ever.  

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US stars for Stafford

US stars for Stafford

11 August 2016.

Four of the cast from iconic motorcycle documentary On Any Sunday are the guests of honour at Stafford’s October.  

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Founders Day flourishes in the sun

Founders Day flourishes in the sun

11 August 2016.

As ever, the VMCC’s Founders Day, on July 17, was well-attended, with a sun-kissed affair enjoyed by all.  

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Bill Little to retire after almost 40 years

Bill Little to retire after almost 40 years

5 July 2016.

After establishing his business, Bill Little Motorcycles of Oak Farm, Braydon, near Swindon SN50AG, in 1979, Bill has finally decided to put his feet up, and a Retirement Sale, with lots of automobilia and memorabilia to clear from his barn, takes place on Saturday, August 6. 

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Another brilliant Banbury Run - and it's still the biggest and best in the world!

Another brilliant Banbury Run - and it's still the biggest and best in the world!

5 July 2016.

Almost 500 riders took part in the Vintage Motor Cycle Club’s 68th Banbury Run, open only to VMCC members on pre-1931 machines, on Sunday, June 19 – down a little on the 600 or so during the halcyon days of a few years ago, but still living up to the event’s tag of ‘the largest gathering of veteran and vintage machines in the world’. 

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A Cotton restored

A Cotton restored

5 July 2016.

Last October we ran a short feature headed ‘The Cotton they dragged from the Grand Union Canal’ telling the story of a 1937 350cc JAP-engined Cotton Sports that VMCC Taverners Section member Brian Matthews had just started putting back together. Now the job is done, and Brian tells the tale. 

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British scooter display opens at Haynes Motor Museum

British scooter display opens at Haynes Motor Museum

5 July 2016.

After several years in the planning, the British Motorcycle Charitable Trust’s exhibition of British motor scooters opened to the public within the Haynes International Motor Museum near Yeovil on May 21. 

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T160 triplex primary drive problem solved

T160 triplex primary drive problem solved

5 July 2016.

Owners of T160 Triumph Tridents might be interested to know that a T160 Triplex primary drive conversion sprocket is now available from Clive Scarfe Systems. 

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