This immensely important racing motorcycle will be one of the star lots at Bonhams' Spring Stafford Sale in April. Piloted by Frederick Lee 'Freddie' Frith the pair were the first ever winners of the 350cc World Championship. Presented in fabulous condition, this Velocette KTT MkVIII Works Special also won the 1949 Isle of Man Junior TTs at an incredible sped of 83.15mph. Freddie won all but the last of the six world championship races in 1949, securing him the inaugural 350cc title.
Spotted for sale on a well known auction site, this smart little 1964 Honda CB72 classic racer caught our eye for its compact proportions, smart/period correct presentation and electric starter – a rare but useful addition for a track machine. The listing also mentions a spare frame included in the sale and that the bike remains road legal.
The standard of classic racing motorcycles leaving NYC Norton's workshops is stunning. Meet the man behind it in this excellent short film.
Filmed shortly before the start of the 1956 Le Mans 24 hour race (with the roads open to the public), join 1958 Formula 1 World Champion, Mike Hawthorn onboard his works Jaguar D-Type – a car he shared with fellow British ace, Ivor Bueb. The duo finished 6th in the race, completing 280 laps, two laps behind the Porsche 550 RS Coupe of von Trips and von Frankenberg.
The ex-Colin Dally Norton 350 Model 50 racer – as featured in the November 2015 issue of Roadholder, the Norton Owners' Club magazine. The bike was rebuilt by Mike Pemberton of Pushrod Performance and will hopefully see a race track once again in the very near future. Great work MIke!