Clubman Classics is a personal blog inspired by the fearless, amateur road racers who competed in the 1947 - 1956 Isle Of Man Clubman's TT races and their production based machines.

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Battle at Olivers Mount

This fabulous footage from Duke Video covers the Seniors event at Oliver's Mount in 1956 as Geoff Duke (Gilera) and Bob McIntyre (Norton) fight it out for the lead and the prestigious Gold Cup.

Monday 29 November 2010

Original Nortons

Restored Nortons make great colour photos but the oily, original used bikes have great stories to tell and hold much more interest. These marvellous grainy images speak volumes.

Racing NSUs circa 1955

Classic footage posted by Vintage Motor Channel covering a race featuring all NSUs. Anyone know  the venue?

Friday 26 November 2010

Geoff Tanner 1954 Norton 350 International

A bright afternoon in late October provided one last photo shoot opportunity before the Clubmans Inter is wrapped up for winter. Restored by Bernie Allen, the bike featured in Classic Racer several years ago. Click here to read the full story.

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Old Town Clothing

Inspired by classic British workwear, Norfolk based manufacturer Old Town Clothing create a range of lovingly made, purposeful clothing that wouldn't look out of place on a rider of any vintage machine. Immaculately groomed moustache hair is imperative for the desired look..



Tuesday 23 November 2010

Ducati 350 Cafe Racer

This bike shares one thing in common with one of the first bikes I ever rode. It's the engine. Straight from a Ducati 350 Scrambler (albeit ported and meticulously polished), a bike I learnt to ride on cruising around the back garden.

Im not sure the L plates would suit this featherlight creation by lathe operator and engineer Christian Klein. Can we have a seat too please Christian?

Monday 22 November 2010

Harris Performance Hyde Harrier

The Hyde Harrier, built in conjunction with parts supplied by Harris Performance.

Friday 12 November 2010

McCandless Monster!

There's Tritons and there's Norvins and now we have Norzukis or GSXtons or whatever..

1954 Norton International 350 Clubmans

A recent photo taken of the 350 Clubmans TT bike featured in Classic Racer last year. For more on the reunion with original rider Geoff Tanner and this highly original machine visit the full article on Mr Motor Tweeter.

Friday 5 November 2010

Grand Prix Legends Norton Grandad Polo

Online motorsport merchandise specialists Grand Prix Legends have a new Norton range of clothing including these vintage styled cafe racer collar grandad T shirts. Like!

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