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  • TT Icons: Beryl Swain!

    TT Icons: Beryl Swain!

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    Beryl Swain was born on January 22, 1936 in Marlowe Road, Walthamstow.  She was working as a Personal Assistant to a retired Admiral at the P&O Line shipping company when in 1952 she met Eddie Swain, the owner of a motorcycle dealership and garage. Eddie and Beryl married in 1958, moving into the ground floor…

  • 1998: The ‘Roman Emperor’ enters the arena…

    1998: The ‘Roman Emperor’ enters the arena…

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    Steve Cooper remembers… The year 1998 has probably gone down as one of Honda’s most dominant years and for good reason – the firm pretty much mopped up the vast majority of points available by taking the top five places in the championship race. Honda’s star was definitely in the ascendant and, quite rightly, most…

  • VIDEO: Scrambling in the ‘60s. Archive film to take you back in time.

    VIDEO: Scrambling in the ‘60s. Archive film to take you back in time.

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    We love a bit of archive film here at MoreBikes – and the latest to catch our eye is ‘Scrambling for it’, which takes a look at scrambling in the UK in the 1960s. The film’s part of the Rank Organisation’s ‘Look at Life’ series – and this one in particular takes a look at…

  • FROM THE VAULT: Watch some of the most iconic MotoGP and WSB races for FREE.

    FROM THE VAULT: Watch some of the most iconic MotoGP and WSB races for FREE.

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    Although the Coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to this year’s racing calendar – that doesn’t mean you can’t get your fill of top flight action from the comfort of your sofa. MotoGP and WSB have opened up the archives and dug out some of the most iconic moments in racing history. And you can…

  • Celebrate the life & times of Percy Tait with Mortons Archive pictorial

    Celebrate the life & times of Percy Tait with Mortons Archive pictorial

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    Motorcycle sport lost a true legend when Percy Tait passed away in November 2019, aged 90.

  • VIDEO: SuperBikers 1982. Road racing, flat tracking and motocross in ONE RACE.

    VIDEO: SuperBikers 1982. Road racing, flat tracking and motocross in ONE RACE.

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    We’ve just been watching this brilliant piece of archive TV from 80s America; the 1982 SuperBikers Race. A made-for-TV special event thought up by the team at ABC’s Wide World of Sports – the SuperBikers race combined road racing, flat tracking and motocross in one single race. It’s a fantastic watch, if you’ve got 20…

  • VIDEO: History of the Hill Climb. Archive footage from 30’s USA.

    VIDEO: History of the Hill Climb. Archive footage from 30’s USA.

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    We’ve just been sent this lovely archive footage, which shows a hill climb event in 1930s America. It’s been posted on the ReelNostalgia YouTube channel, which features an abundance of archive video from across the world – including some truly special clips of the early days of motorcycling. There’s no commentary or sound – because…

  • VIDEO: Amazing ARCHIVE footage of the 1964 Moto-Cross Grand Prix at CADWELL PARK.

    VIDEO: Amazing ARCHIVE footage of the 1964 Moto-Cross Grand Prix at CADWELL PARK.

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    We’ve just been sent this BRILLIANT archive clip from British Pathe, which shows the 1964 Moto-Cross Grand Prix at Cadwell Park. It’s an amazing look back at the history of British motorcycle racing. Well worth a watch. If you’d like to have a root through British Pathe’s eclectic range of archive films, click HERE.  

  • Take a look inside the Dainese archive

    Take a look inside the Dainese archive

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    The Dainese archive houses over 1000 gloves, suits and boots that have helped make motorcycling history over the past forty years and now you can see inside, thanks to Archived – the fourth episode of the Dainese Webseries.   The four-minute video recounts how the work of Dainese has changed over the course of the…

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