by Abbie Blundell |
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December’s issue of Classic Bike features the work of a classic British eccentric on its cover. Radical engineer Archie Butterworth devised and built engines intended for an independent Formula One project – one of which ended up in a special motorcycle built by his great nephew, Miles McCallum. Miles tells the tale of his great uncle’s motorsport and engineering exploits – and how he overcame numerous problems to build the bike, with its unique swing-valve engine. Elsewhere in the magazine, there’s a report on this year’s Three Moors Run – a fun two-wheeled adventure in England’s south-west peninsula that’s based on the famous Motogiro d’Italia – as well as an interview with wild man of motocross Bryan Wade, ‘Flying Scotsman’ Jimmie Guthrie’s flight path to Norton glory, Yamaha XS650 flat-tracker specials and plenty of other winter warmers to enjoy…

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