Brooklands History by Postcard


The construction of the world's first motorsports banked track, Brooklands, as documented in postcards from 1907 and…

A Clubman at Brooklands: David Vincent


David Vincent was one of 29 riders to lap the Brooklands course at over 100mph on a 350cc machine before 1939, on a…

NLG: Brooklands’ First Winner


W.E. Cook raced a 1907 NLG-Peugeot to victory in the first official competition at the Brooklands speed bowl.

Brooklands


They raced for trinkets, enameled copper stars, spark plugs and tires, dotted grainy photos in the press, and a little…

Dennis Loveday: Brooklands Racer


Dennis Loveday raced at Brooklands in the 1930s on Velocettes and Ariels

Brooklands Relived 2005: David Vincent


David Vincent won his Gold Star in 1936 aboard a two-year old Velocette KTT MkIV, on of only 29 riders to win the award…

Brooklands Again: Malcolm Campbell’s Workshop


The Brooklands speed bowl was founded in 1907, but was destroyed during WW2. The Brooklands Trust now looks after the…

Art and the Motorcycle (3): Linocuts for the Future!


‘Speedway’ is perhaps the most Modernist motorcycle image of all, with the riders bearing directly at the viewer in a…

How You Find Them #1: 1923 Douglas Racer


You have to be ready to buy when the opportunity arises, and keeping my eyes open. This is our series on How You Find…

Quail 2022: Behind the Scenes


Feeling impatient, I blurted out the case for Max Hazan’s Vincent as Best of Show from an aesthetic and technical…

My 1933 Velocette KTT MkIV: ‘The Mule’


The long history of Velocette KTT470 as documented by Paul d'Orléans, from the factory for Mack's Motorcycles to Eddie…

Those Dashing Racers of the 1920s: C.T. Ashby


You can almost smell the castor oil burning off the hot motor of Cecil Ashby's 1925 Zenith 'Championship' racer at…

Diane Brandon: The Gold Star Girl


I remember very little of the race itself except that in about ten seconds I was screamin' past the checkered flag.…

‘One Man Caravan’ in ADV:Overland


Robert Edison Fulton Jr. rode around the world in 1932 on a Douglas Mastif, and wrote 'One Man Caravan' about his…

John Wallace and the Duzmo


At 14, he knew he'd build motorcycles - and he did! On the way he worked with some of the most remarkable names in the…

8 Valves for the Road


Hot stuff! Designers and special builders have explored the power potential of 4-valve cylinder heads on twin-cylinder…

The Vintagent Archive: ‘Shilling in the Slot!’


This 1936 story from 'The Motor Cycle' magazine predicts the British industry 50 years in the future.