What does it take to stop you in your tracks at a motorcycle show? This beautiful BSA Gold Star did it for the Classic Dirtbike editor, Tim Britton....

To be born with a heart condition which doctors predicted would be terminal at 30 could floor lesser men than Nev Mason. Shrugging off such doomsayers Nev, still active at 70, has packed more into his life than seems possible for such a short time...

Given the level of competition in the Pre-65 Scottish Two Day Trial it stands to reason that the winning bike must be something really special. It has to be because if it wasn’t how could it cope with the tough sections that make up pre-65 events these days? Or at least that’s the way the assumption goes...

Using sound waves to clean tricky bits of a motorcycle is a non-invasive way of true cleanliness, Classic Dirtbike editor Tim Britton listens to an expert...

Derek Rickman, well ahead of the field here in the 1964 Motocross des Nations at Hawkstone Park, was part of the British team that August and helped the home side to its 12th victory in the ultimate team scramble...

This superb looking 1983 Husqvarna CR500 Twinshock was rebuilt from scratch by Scottish dirt bike fanatic Finlay Wright...

That the Villiers two-stroke engine has been a major part of off-road motorcycling is fairly obvious but what is it like inside? What are the points to look out for? Classic Dirtbike magazine pulls one apart...

A case of dissatisfaction with the products of the factories they were racing motorcycles for and the feeling they could do better was the catalyst for Don and Derek Rickman to make their own scrambler...

On the hottest day of the year so far in the UK, Swede Ake Jonsson tackled the 1971 British 500cc MX championship at Farleigh Castle in Wiltshire with grit and determination to blow the series wide open...

The opposition was definitely groggy as Swiss ace Robert Grogg, with Andreas Husser in the chair of their 920 Norton Wasp outfit, dominated the British round of the European Sidecar Cross Championship at Beenham Park, Berkshire in July 1979...

Current Issue: Issue 33, Winter 2014

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• Robbie Allan 50/50
We headed to Lanarkshire for the memorial meeting in July to celebrate the sporting life of the Scottish enthusiast who succumbed to cancer last year
• Rebuilt to ride
A tale of determination over adversity from a lad not letting a little matter like the theft of his bikes stop him from racing
• Main Mann
If you want something special building, give the task to someone special. Dick Mann is that builder
• Coddenham Flyer
Sometimes old MX stars just fade away, other times they embrace life and continue on. Nick Haskell reviews the life and times of legend Dave Bickers
• Prettying a Pursang
There are those in the world who think ‘okay’ is not good enough. John Dickinson chats to just such a man, and takes a pic of his bike too

Issue 33, Winter 2014

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