Clubman Classics is a personal blog inspired by the fearless, amateur road racers who competed in the 1947 - 1956 Isle Of Man Clubman's TT races and their production based machines.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Fine Artist- Harry Miller

Harry Miller's excellent motorcycle drawings.

Two time world side car champion Helmut Fath.

BSA Clubmans

Honda CB550

Images sourced from the very cool blog, Cafe Racer Culture.

Friday, 6 August 2010

The web's best BMW Cafe Racer?

This BMW Cafe Racer is one of the most intriguing bikes I've seen online in a while. BMW's done in this style are everywhere on the web right now, but this one takes it for me. Lovely.

Manx Incarnate?

Found this image on a great site, Burst Sausages. Although it's an artist's impression, it's a rather good one.

Modern Day Cafe Racers

MCN tests a smattering of 'new' Cafe Racers including the Hyde Harrier, ACE Thruxton Special, Royal Enfield Clubman and Norton Commando 961.

A Friday Fancy

Italian model and presenter Ilary Blasi plus Norvin, what's not to like?

Shinya Kimura

Talented custom builder Shinya Kimura gives an insight into his world of customs. Shot by Henrik Hansen.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Scottish Classic Scramble 2010

A brilliantly shot video in full HD.. Enjoy!

Norton 500T Special- Back on the road again..

Although not exactly a road racer, this 16H based 500T certainly pulls like one! The light weight, rigid construction including trials exhaust and push rod 500cc single makes for a surprisingly rapid machine.

Acceleration is brisk and one thing you must remember when out riding on tarmac is to dodge the bumps in the road! Or maybe just let a few Psi out of the back tyre..

Put together by pushrod specialist Mike Pemberton, I rode the bike last weekend and was amazed at the power on offer. The riding position with it's rear sets and wide bars feels slightly strange at first but suits the rugged nature of the bike.

Last year I entered the bike into the The Arbuthnot Vintage Trial where I was thrown from the bike thanks to a hidden ditch in the long grass. The impact with the ground snapped the front brake lever and chewed the valve lifter cable, but after much cable trickery (who knew cable housings were so bloody strong?) the 500T special was ready for the road and green lanes again.

After an enjoyable half hour stint carving up the local country lanes my bruised knee and dented pride were all but a distant memory.

Davida Crash Helmets

Taking inspiration from crash helmets worn in the past by racers, sprinters and scramblers Davida open face helmets aim to provide riders with modern day levels of safety but with a period rich finish.

With styles to suit all tastes Davida Helmets are hand made to the in the UK to the highest quality and will complement your cafe racer, Bonneville, or vintage racer perfectly.

Fully certified to ACU Gold standards, the leather lined crash helmets form part of Davida's full range of products including motorcycle clothing, accessories, goggles and gauges.

Source: Davida.co.uk

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