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JULY/AUGUST 2017

ISSUE 186

WHAT’S INSIDE

006 Archive opener

One from our archive that not only shows a great rider doing
what made him great, but also the folly of the watching
crowd, who choose the wrong direction in which to spectate.

008 Paddock Gossip
Malcolm’s been out and about in various corners of various
paddocks gathering the where, the what and the why over the
past few weeks.

016 Readers Write
Or, more accurately, your thoughts and missives on the
biggest topics of the past month in the classic racing world.

020 Line Art
The first in an extensive series of line drawings featuring the
most iconic racing motorcycles ever made. And to kick things
off, we have a specific Honda that was once sat underneath
Freddie Spencer.

022 Legend: Jay Springsteen
The story of a man who defined a generation and took what
he had on hard-pack dirt and managed to find form on
Tarmac, too. For a career that spans four decades, it’s quite a
tale to tell. Told here.

032 Technical: Kork’s KR500
How exotic materials and sheer bloody-mindedness took a
bike and turned it into something (comparatively) unique.

040 Eugenio Lazzarini
How a small Italian man made his way in the crazy and
competitive world of small capacity Grand Prix racing. Tough
as a boiled boot, these lads.

052 Potts McIntyre: Part One
Combine Bob Mac with a bespoke, somewhat single-minded
plan to make a fast Norton and you’ve got a brilliant story
from a time when the bravest souls made the biggest gains.

058 Grand Prix 1974! Imatra
Tepi was on home soil and still in with a shot at the 500cc title.
All he had to do was to beat Phil Read (and not crash in the
350cc race).

064 Bob Mac’s 100mph lap
Today we do the ton. It’s that moment where the first – and
some would say most significant – major milestone of the Isle
of Man was delivered. From behind a dustbin fairing.

066 TZ750 flat tracker: Brutal
Going fast, sideways on dirt, was long the preserve of the likes
of Springsteen and, for a while, K Roberts esq. Terry Stevenson
takes a look at the motorcycles that made men of men.

074 On Track
Donington played host to the Endurance Legends, ICGP and
Lansdowne races and BHR made its way out twice while
Mallory and Pembrey saw CRMC action. It has been a very
busy few weeks for the racers this racing issue.


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