June 2008
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Classic Bike Guide - June 2008

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8 HOT COFFEE
Folklore has it that CSR stands for Coffee Shop Racer,
Keith Fryer fills his cup to the brim.

16 WE WERE THERE

In the first of our out and abouts this month Andrew Wilson
and Jim Reynolds visit the world’s biggest classic show at Stafford.

38 SOMETHING A BIT SPECIAL
Phil Mather comes up with a rather smart Triumph special,
in the off-road style, based around a Daytona engine.

48 CLASSIC PEOPLE
Keith Fryer visits a traditional style of bike shop where
classics are traded.

54 YOUR CLASSIC

This is the easy bit for us at CBG, because you do it! Yes,
you tell us about your classic and we bung you some restoration tokens for the trouble.

68 A TOUCH OF GLAMOUR
The Norton adverts in the early 70s contained two key
elements – a Norton and an attractive girl.


REGULARS


6 BIFFA’S BASEMENT
More from the dark side of classic ownership. What’s
happening this month? Read on and find out and give
thanks it’s not you.

20 WE WERE THERE

Uncle Jim visits the show with the world’s biggest title – we
think. The short version is the Wistanstow Show.

23 HOW TO…

…start welding. Yes, the gentle art of clagging two bits of
metal together is the focus this month. How did Biffa get
on? Picked it up quick as a flash…

28 RESPONSE
Teams of posties work round the clock to bring sackfuls
of mail to CBG’s offices. We hide round the corner until
they’ve gone because they look heavy.

33 BY INVITATION ONLY…
…Brian Slark. From the depths of AMC’s Plumstead factory
to the plush spaciousness of the Barber Museum is a long
way – find out how Brian made the journey.

35 MOVING SWIFTLY ON
The make up of a classic is more than just subjective claims Andrew Wilson, but always thought provoking.

58 WE WERE THERE
Bob Clarke heads to Florida to spend time at the shrine of speed in Daytona.

62 WE WERE THERE

Biffa heads to the Highlands to spend time at the shrine of
trials near Fort William

76 PLUGS AND LEADS
This is the bit where we put all that’s happening in the classic world so you can keep up to speed.

82 PRODUCT REVIEW
A little bit of this, a little bit of that, a great deal of the other… but all useful products for us in the old bike world.

84 WE WERE THERE
Nigel C goes out and about for us in CBG – first he’s off to
the Links Aviation Heritage Wolds Run and then he headed
to Thoresby Hall for the Andrew Greenwood show.

88 FREE ADS
Yes, the real reason you buy CBG, yes, I know, it’s OK, I
look at them too.

108 SUBSCRIBE! SUBSCRIBE!

Find out how to get your CBG dropping on your doormat
every month – ahead of the competition.

110 LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE
The season is hotting up and there are lots of places to go,
we list as many of them as we can. It’s not easy y’know.

112 CLASSIC CLUB GUIDE

Is your club here? Is it all up to date? If it’s not, get in touch
with us and we’ll change it.

124 CLASSIC BUYING GUIDE
Another stunning drawing from the tortured mind of a fevered artist. How does he do it?





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