Showtime at Stafford

October is a busy month on the shows scene for CDB, enjoy our overview of the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show.

Editor Britton discusses the plan with Bert White – yes, there was actually a plan – while Dave Thomas checks tyre pressures.
Editor Britton discusses the plan with Bert White – yes, there was actually a plan – while Dave Thomas checks tyre pressures.

Oh boy, is interest in the Classic Mechanics era taking off or what? Enthusiasm for machinery from the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties has grown at a rapid rate as those of us who rode the things in that era indulge our passion.

At first this interest in ‘modern’ motorcycles was dismissed as a mere fad while the serious classic enthusiast fettled up their traditional machines. But, hold on, isn’t that what happened when groups of people started rebuilding old motorcycles? Didn’t the general public dismiss their efforts as a passing fad?

The thing is, we here in magazine land defy you to say which machine is more classic than another – it is an impossible task. To one person a TY250 Mono Yamaha is the ultimate expression of Eighties two-wheeled desirability but the next person along wouldn’t agree.

Read more in the Winter issue of CDB

Comments

comments