Old school - How real is real?
To many, it was perfection straight off the showroom floor. Not to amateur desert racer Steve McQueen and his mate Bud Ekins. They saw it as the starting point
Grid Talk - Glen McMahon
Race mechanics are often the unsung heroes of a Factory team – but according to Glen McMahon it’s all in a day’s work.
Where are they now? Barry ‘Briggo’ Briggs is a speedway legend who is still racing at 81-years-young
Reader story- 2016 TTMC, PI Track Day Report
The VW Touareg Club meets at Phillip Island – some motor bikes were bought along... just in case
In Pit Lane - Proud, happy, and ready to kick
I am proud and happy to be able to write this column about this great sport of ours. A sport where all concerned shall henceforth live by the creed of Professor Pangloss. “Everything is for the best, in the best of all possible worlds.” Prof Pangloss (I am proud and hap
He did what? Nick Lidstone - From Betws-y-Coed to Berrima
Lidstone’s fantasy of circling the globe stalled in the land down under.
New tech - Stopping everyone
Old technology for emerging markets could be the most significant safety advancement yet
Old School - Bikie blow-up 1972
A few Monday nights ago I was propping up the bar with some hunters at the Cheltenham pub in New Zealand. Once an important coach stop in the Manawatu, it is now a classic country watering hole, perfect for a lone motorcyclist looking for a night’s accommodation. The deer st
Where are they now? Robert Hinton
Three-times 1970s Australian GP winner Robert Hinton was 72 in August and is still active in racing as a race-bike owner in Forgotten Era events. His Yamaha TZ350F has won three Australian Historic Period 5 championships with three different riders. Hinton last raced, on that
Ed’s letter - Can’t get enough
It was such a great year that Márquez winning the title often played second fiddle to the spectacle being delivered on track
They did what?- Cannonball Down Under
This serial US record breaker also made his mark in Australia
Head to head- 2006 Suzuki Boulevard M109R & 2006 Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan
Why these two? These power packed super- cruisers spawned a generation of highway warriors 2006 Suzuki Boulevard M109R This big-bore musclebike was given its name owing to the 109 cubic inches of displacement. Like so many of Suzuki’s perfor