Tag Archives: Classic Bike Restoration

Andy Buys Bikes

Andy Tiernan sold his first bike, a 1950s DKW built, Manurhin Hobby scooter, when he was just 12. Now, and with a lifetime of doing just that behind him, he reckons his Suffolk based business has sold thousands of machines…

 

Suzuki T500 Restoration

Late to the party but catching up fast Lincoln bricklayer, Ivan Brighty, may have caught the restoration and collecting bug relatively late on in life, but he is certainly making up for it now. Having been biking all of his…

 

Elm Villa Classics

Tucked away deep in Suffolk is a real mecca for fans of the Norton and Triumph brands. Malcolm Ward began Elm Villa Classics nearly 6 years ago now, although he does admit to having spent most of the last 39…

 

Ed’s Bikes

To meet some one as enthusiastic as Ed is refreshing, to then find out that he too is a loyal Yamaha man is for like-minded me at least, a true delight. Ed’s real name is Andrew Hufton, but the nickname…

 

Yamaha XT500 Thumper Restoration

Thumper Dave’s passion Over the years, Dave “Thumper” Newitt has been a regular star in the motorcycle media. His beautiful restorations have graced many an article and his stunning hybrid XT500 based creations never cease to turn an envy filled…

 

New Era Motorcycle Restorations

Jason Locke, the man behind Leicestershire based, New Era restorations, is well known in the modern classic scene. With over 18 years of classic bike experience behind him, Jason, now 36, began as a mechanic in a local bike shop,…

 

Yamaha RD250LC Restoration

Elsie, my long lost love Having missed out on the craze the first time around, Colin Olivier has, some 26 years on, really got the LC bug. Having owned what looks like the who’s who of late 70s and early…

 

Suzuki AP50 Restoration

Sixteener special Like the Fizzie the Suzuki AP50 is fondly remeberd by those who owned one or lusted after one in vain. The trouble is, unlike its Yamaha mate, finding the parts to restore an AP is getting harder. Owner…

 

CB750 Phil Read Replica Restoration

A tribute to a TT winner 63-year-old Michael Edwards is a retired foreman who used to oversee the council gardens in and around his Teeside home. The same sort of attention that went into his flowerbeds is now evident in…

 

Kawasaki KH400 Restoration

Triple treat or Two is company, Three is a kwak The Kawasaki series of triples lived on throughout the 70’s as the most stylish of all the periods strokers. These days restoring one isn’t getting any easier but the results…