The August issue of Classic Bike magazine is out now!
Welcome to the new issue of Classic Bike:
I should have spent a few weekends in the shed, removing my Tiger 750’s busted exhaust pipe and taking it to be welded, or getting my Hinckley Bonneville roadworthy. But the lure of two big classic events was too much. I mean, I couldn’t miss the first-ever Malle Mile, which promised a day packed with great bikes, great people and great food. Weird hybrid drag racing on grass more than lived up to expectations. The following weekend was Dragstalgia, classic drag racing on what is probably the best drag strip in Europe, Santa Pod. It’s become one of my must-do events of the year and it amazes me how many old race bikes keep being found in barns and restored to be thrashed down the quartermile strip. This year saw the unique Dragwaye back at the Pod and running for the first time in 30-odd years. Okay, it wasn’t quite ready to race, but it was awesome to see this historic machine back in public again. But probably more poignant was John Hobbs’ double celebration – a 50-year racing career, and 40 years of The Hobbit, one of Britain’s most iconic drag bikes. Two great weekends of classic motorcycle sport. Straight up, no messing.
Enjoy the mag
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